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Bellinzona UNESCO World Heritage

Bellinzona's castles are considered amongst the finest examples of medieval fortification architecture in Switzerland. The website "Bellinzona UNESCO World Heritage" offers a detailed description of the history as well as the castles and walls of Bellinzona.
In addition to that, scenes of medieval Bellinzona, executed by Bardo Carugo and based on reconstructions of the engineer Guiseppe Weith, are presented and described.

History of International Organizations Network HION

This platform aims at facilitating the exchange of information between researchers, archivists and other people interested by the work on the history of international organizations.
Upon registration, the platform gives access to the latest news, information about upcoming events, publications, and more.

Timeline of Historical Film Colors

Timeline of Historical Film Colors offers a database of historical film colours and documentation about its processes. The database contains more than 290 entries and connects historical and bibliographical information with primary resources from more than 400 scanned frames.

Inventory: is the international service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC).

Since 1999, has fulfilled the federal government’s mandate to distribute information about Switzerland internationally, supplementing the online offerings of the radio and television stations of the SBC.

The online service offers a Swiss view of topics and highlights Swiss positions on international events and developments, while reflecting the view of Switzerland from abroad.‘s coverage focuses on politics, business, culture, society and research.

Cooperaxion – suistainable development - intercultural exchange


Cooperaxion is interested in the history of Switzerland and its role in the triangular trade. We are committed to new perspectives along the old transatlantic slave trade routes.
The Swiss Confederation was not a colonial power, but still part of the European network connecting the financial and trade relations of the 16th and 19th centuries. Swiss businessmen were also involved in the transatlantic slave trade and profited tremendously from it.

The data bank on slave trade gives insights on protagonists and activities.

ETHistory 1855-2005

ETHistory 1855-2005 offers online available information and ressources concerning the 150-year-old history of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

To the following subject areas very extensive and varied texts, pictures and sound material is online available:

  • Sightseeing: History in perspective. Sightseeing through 150 years of ETH
  • Debates: What troubled ETH. Key players recollect controversial issues
  • Living memory: The last 25 years. Accounts of departments, administration, and boards
  • Archives: Facts, figures, and documents. Data covering 150 years of ETH history

Passe-Partout - International Bank of Printers' Ornaments

The aim of Passe-Partout is to make available to researchers in the field of book history an international database of printers' ornaments.

Built around archives of locally-provided data, Passe-Partout operates on the non-profit basis of exchange and cooperation.

All users can freely consult the database of ornaments and make use of the information they find.

Swiss Society for Gender Studies


The Swiss Society for Gender Studies is a scholarly association. It aims to be an information and communication platform for Gender Studies and Gender Equality within Swiss universities and universities of applied sciences.

The activities oft the Swiss Society for Gender Studies comprehend:

Napoleon Museum Thurgau


The Napoleon Museum presents the original estate of the imperial family (pictures of Arenenberg Palace). The Collection in memory of the family Bonaparte includes objects of housing tradition of the first and the second French empire, furniture and historical objects of Napoleon I., Hortense, Napoleon III and the empress Eugénie.

The Schlosspark Arenenberg belongs to the museum.


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