30. July 2015
Event

Übergabe des Nachlasses von Generalkonsul Arnold Dumelin (1844–1905)

Die Diplomatischen Dokumente der Schweiz, das Schweizerische Bundesarchiv, das Europainstitut der Universität Basel und die Universität Zürich laden ein zur feierlichen Übergabe des Nachlasses des schweizerischen Generalkonsuls in Yokohama (Japan), Arnold Dumelin (1844–1905), an das Schweizerische Bundesarchiv und zur Aufschaltung einer Auswahl an Dokumenten des Nachlasses auf der Datenbank Dodis.

e-Dossier: Geneva Summit of 1955

No less than the leaders of the Great Powers gathered in Geneva. On July 18 1955 the summit of the «big four» began: US-President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Soviet Minister President Nikolai A. Bulganin as well as Antony Eden and Edgar Faure, the British and French Prime Ministers, convened in the international city.

19. June 2015
Event

Successful Start of Metagrid.ch

On June 19, the official kickoff event of the Metagrid.ch project took place at the Swiss National Library. At the event, almost fifty participants from areas like edition and database projects, libraries, archives and long-term projects of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHAS) were able to gather information on developments and functionalities of the web service.

11. March 2015
Communication

Happy Birthday: Dodis turns 20!

How Dodis looked on the day the database went online in 1997.

Today, everyday life without the Internet is hardly conceivable. In 1995, however, not even half a percent of the world’s population was using the World Wide Web. Twenty years ago, on March 11, 1995, when the world was constituted in such a manner, the first document was integrated in the Dodis database. Thus, Dodis celebrates its 20th birthday today.

21. January 2015
Communication

Positive evaluation of the DDS

Commissioned by the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS), the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (DDS) were thoroughly evaluated by an external authority in 2014. The evaluation fully confirmed the positive developments of the last few years, especially attesting a «high frequency of book publishing», a «high quality» of the DDS products, «high standardization» and...

e-Dossier: Gründung der EFTA 1960

Am 4. Januar 1960 wurde durch die Unterzeichnung der Stockholmer Konvention die Europäische Freihandelsassoziation (EFTA) gegründet. In Kraft trat das Übereinkommen am 3. Mai 1960. Die Schweiz war neben Dänemark, Grossbritannien, Norwegen, Österreich, Portugal und Schweden eines der sieben Gründungsmitglieder. Ausschlaggebend für die Schaffung der EFTA waren das Nichtzustandekommen einer grossen Freihandelszone in Westeuropa und die Gründung der Europäischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft EWG in Rom 1957 gewesen.

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