Colonial History, Imperialism, Foreign Rule, European Expansionism

Data bank on slave trade

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.

Cooperaxion – suistainable development - intercultural exchange

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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.

Alliance Sud - Documentation and Resource Centre

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The Alliance Sud maintains publicly accessible documentation centres in Bern and Lausanne. They are directed at everybody dealing with North- South relations and developing countries.

Library and archives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) - Online archives catalog

The database faciliates online researches in the holdings of the World Council of Churches archives.

Library and archives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) - Online inventories

The inventories of the following holdings of the library and archives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) are online available in the PDF format:

  • Archives of the World Council of Churches in formation (1938-1948)
  • Archives of the World Council of Churches, as from 1948 (Correspondence of the General Secretariat, Assemblies, Central and Executive Committees, Divisions, Departments, Secretariats and Programmes)
  • Faith and Order, from 1910
  • Life and Work, from 1925
  • World Alliance for Promoting Friendship through the Churches (1906-1948)
  • International Missionary Council (1910-1961)
  • World Student Christian Federation, from the end of the 19th century
  • Programme to Combat Racism
  • Ecumenical Commission for the Chaplaincy Service to Prisoners of War
  • Relations with the Roman Catholic Church
  • Christian Medical Commission
  • Consultation on the Church and the Jewish People (CCJP)

Library and archives of the World Council of Churches (WCC)

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The WCC libraries contain works concerning ecumenism, ecclesiology, mission studies, church history, interfaith dialogue, human rights etc. It also contains a collection of 1200 Journals (list of current periodicals). The library catalogue is a part of the Geneva RERO catalogue.

Library and Research Service of the ICRC - Videos

Over the years, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has produced or coproduced a variety of films on its operations and on specific issues. The video catalogue can be consulted on the ICRC's Website. Some videos are available online.

Library and Research Service of the ICRC - Photos

The Library & Research Service of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) handles photo requests and orders from users both inside and outside the organization. It contains documents covering ICRC operations and conflicts from the 1850s to the present day. Some photograph collections are available online.

Journals of the Library and Research Service of the CICR

A search machine allows the research for journal which are collected in the Library and Research Service of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The list of the links gives an access to the websites of the journals.

Library and Research Service of the ICRC - Books

The Library & Research Service of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) contains books, in a number of languages, on international humanitarian law and related subjects such as public international law, disarmament, human rights, terrorism, refugees and political prisoners. Also covered are the history and development of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and questions relating to humanitarian assistance in general.

Researches in the books and in the periodical articles
are possible by an online catalogue.

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