10. August 2012

Swiss Foreign Policy, 1967–1969: New Volume Out Now!

Umschlagbild von Band 24 der DDS

For the most part, Felix Schnyder was happy with his work in Washington. «In an otherwise excellent relationship between Switzerland and the U.S., the only problem to cause unfriendly and critical remarks is the business of Swiss banks under the banner of our bank secrecy», the Swiss ambassador reported to Berne in December 1967.

Bank Secrecy as a Political Issue

25. July 2012
Press Review

When the Universal Postal Union was still in Swiss hands

Ausschnitt aus dem Logo des Weltpostverbands der UNO

From the founding year of 1874 up until the year 1966, the Berne-based Universal Postal Union (UPU) was presided by a Swiss. The election of the Egyptian Rahi broke with this tradition and caused turmoil in the political circles of the Federal Capital. Concerned with these events, an article based on research using the Dodis database was published in the “Berner Zeitung” on July 25 2012.

8. June 2012

Die Schweiz anderswo

Un edelweis per la patria: Festa federale 1953 per gli svizzeri all'estero

Die Diplomatischen Dokumente der Schweiz haben zusammen mit der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts und Sozialgeschichte sowie der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde eine Veranstaltung zur Geschichte der Auslandschweizerinnen und -schweizer organisiert. Die Tagung fand am 8. Juni 2012 im Hauptgebäude der Universität Bern statt.

12. December 2011
Press Review

Dodis in 100 seconds

The programme «100 Sekunden Wissen» on DRS2 really deserves its name: it is a small, highly condensed ration of knowledge for the day. Recently, the research project Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland and the database Dodis had the honour to be presented in this popular radio programme in a witty way: Dodis aptly summed up.

8. December 2011
Press Review

Stalins Tochter in der Schweiz

Der Schweizaufenthalt der am 22. November 2011 verstorbenen Tochter Stalins im Jahr 1967 war für Bern ein aussenpolitischer Hochseilakt. DDS-Mitarbeiter Thomas Bürgisser hat für die Wochenzeitung WOZ einen Artikel verfasst, in dem er anhand von Dodis-Dokumenten die Geschichte Swetlana Allilujewas (dodis.ch/P40914) aus Sicht der schweizerischen Diplomatie nachzeichnet. 

1. September 2011
Press Review

600 running meters of files

...researchers at the DDS view in a year. To select a few documents that will be published in the Dodis database from these hunderds of thousands of documents is "not a treasure hunt", says Sacha Zala. In an interview with the Swiss journal Wochenzeitung/WOZ, the Director of the DDS describes the work of the research group as an effort to create a solid basis of sources that allow for different research questions on various aspects of the Swiss foreign policy.


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