12. February 2016
Press Review

Bundesrat Grabers Agenda auf Dodis

Agenda Pierre Graber, September 1970, dodis.ch/48161

Die Debatte um das angebliche «Stillhalteabkommen», das Bundesrat Pierre Graber im September 1970 mit dem Aussenbeauftragten der PLO in Genf abgeschlossen haben soll, hält an. Die Forschungsgruppe der DDS bemüht sich um eine Einordnung der Spekulationen in den historischen Kontext. So wurde kürzlich ein Auszug aus der Agenda Grabers auf Dodis online geschaltet.

Swiss-Diplo – A Global History of Swiss Diplomacy

The research centre Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (DDS), an enterprise of the SAHS and centre of excellence for the history of Swiss foreign relations, is increasingly drawing interest from third parties. The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is funding a research project undertaken by the University of Basel's Institute for European Global Studies, where Prof Dr Madeleine Herren is leading a team of three scholars researching Swiss diplomacy in a global perspective, 1848 to 1975.

16. November 2015
Communication

«SOS Biafra» – New volume in the series «Quaderni di Dodis»

The newly published fifth volume of the series «Quaderni di Dodis» centres on Switzerland's foreign relations in the context of the Nigerian civil war, 1967–1970. «SOS Biafra» was the International Committee of the Red Cross's appeal to the public, in May 1968, to support the relief mission in the secessionist area, which was completely isolated.

30. October 2015
Communication

Dodis-App 2.0 – Now available for iOS and Android

Dodis-App 2.0 – Jetzt für iOS und Android

Browse the Database with iOS and Android wherever and whenever you like: The Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland’s app allows you to access the database wherever and whenever you like. Available in four languages, the Dodis app enables a direct access both to the database and to the e-book series «Quaderni di Dodis», whilst also keeping you up to date with the DDS’s news and activities.

16. October 2015
Communication

Nachruf auf Beatrix Mesmer

Prof. em. Dr. Beatrix Mesmer (1931–2015)

Mit Betroffenheit hat die Forschungsgruppe der DDS vom kürzlichen Tod von Prof. em. Dr. Beatrix Mesmer erfahren. Als Professorin für Schweizer Geschichte an der Universität Bern und Präsidentin der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Geschichte hat sie die Entwicklung der historischen Wissenschaften in der Schweiz massgeblich geprägt.

e-Dossier: The Helsinki Final Act of the CSCE in 1975

Pierre Graber, President of the Swiss Confederation, signs the CSCE final act in Helsinki on August 1st. Source: Ringier Image Archive, Aarau.

«The Conference on Security and Co-Operation in Europe does not end with the ceremonial signing of the final act in Helsinki on August 1st of this year. In fact in many ways it is just beginning» stated a circular of the FDFA in October 1975. Nevertheless, it marks a milestone of European history, reached at that time. For Switzerland, it designated a decisive step in the opening of its foreign policy.

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