Category: Culture

6. April 2020

Modern Age | Politics

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Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno

by Erika Hebeisen

The political slogan ‘One for all. All for one’ has gained new relevance during the coronavirus crisis. The motto has its roots in the early 16th century.

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27. March 2020

Modern Age | Culture

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The ‘kings’ of Geneva

by Christophe Vuilleumier

The Exercice de l’Arquebuse was a Geneva society which, until 1782, held a festival of marksmanship (Schützenfest) each year, which culminated in the crowning of a ‘king’. This king then ruled temporarily as monarch.

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18. March 2020

20th / 21st century | Technology

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Learning by playing

by Mascha Tobe

A brief history of digital gaming in the classroom: from ‘The Oregon Trail’ to ‘Assassin’s Creed Educational Mode’.

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4. March 2020

Middle Ages | Culture

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Beastly good luck

by Andrej Abplanalp

Why pigs are lucky charms, and why it was a stroke of luck the Bernese killed a bear on their hunt…

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26. February 2020

20th / 21st century | Photography

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Masterstroke on the Matterhorn

by Aaron Estermann

In 1965, mountain climber Walter Bonatti conquered the north face of the Matterhorn. In winter, and solo. A gift for the press photographers.

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