Category: Education

22. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Society

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The Boy Scouts

by Andrej Abplanalp

Switzerland’s Boy Scouts and Girl Guides have been around for more than 100 years. The organisation’s basic ideas came from the military, and spread rapidly across the globe.

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18. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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The great liberalisation

by David Eugster

In the late 1960s, Swiss citizens were talking about hair length, education or voting rights for women In a matter of just a few years, society underwent a profound change.

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Poster featuring Fip and Fop, created by commercial artist Hans Tomamichel.

12. July 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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At the cinema thanks to the Fip-Fop Club

by Anna Wälli

Today it is just a memory, but from the 1930s to the 1950s the Fip-Fop Club sparked a small revolution: Thanks to its mobile cinemas, children under 15 years of age were able to visit film screenings in their municipalities.

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9. October 2017

Modern Age | Review

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“Luther, Columbus and the Consequences – A changing world 1500–1600”

by Hibou Pèlerin

The exhibition at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg can certainly be seen as a contribution to the anniversary of the Reformation. But it also addresses issues that go far beyond the portrait of an era.

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