Category: Culture

5. August 2020

Modern Age | Fashion

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A colour of distinction

by Andrea Franzen

The colour black hints at death, sorrow and oblivion. But black is more than just a synonym for dark times. It’s also a staple of the fashion world.

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3. August 2020

Modern Age | Literature

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The birth of the tabloid media

by Dominik Landwehr

With the advent of printing, from the late 15th century onwards printed news reports could be produced and circulated for the masses. In many cases, these reports were composed in the style of today’s tabloid media.

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27. July 2020

Modern Age | Society

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Arguing, swearing, beatings

by Adrian Baschung

What’s the link between a vicious domestic brawl from the 17th century and a modern-day comic book?

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24. July 2020

Classical antiquity | Culture

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Glass vessels for eternity

by Felix Graf

A drinking bowl from Stein am Rhein is among a trove of precious glass finds dating from the Roman era. The piece itself is spectacular, but the circumstances of its discovery are just as remarkable.

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15. July 2020

Modern Age | Women in history

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Around the world in ten years

by Denise Tonella

Lina Bögli, or the transformation from peasant girl to globe-trotting writer. The story of a remarkable 19th-century woman.

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