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Please join the workshop on Drugs and the „Industrial Situation“, 1800s–1960s

Organised by Elife Biçer-Deveci, Judith Vitale, Tomás Bartoletti, the upcoming workshop will take place at the ETH Zurich, on 22 to 23 August 2022, Building LEE, Room E 101, Leonhardstrasse 21, 8092 Zürich.

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International Conference on "A Century of Gender Equality Struggles in Turkey: Feminist History Revisited", 8-9 July 2022 at ETH Zurich in LEE E 101

You are cordially invited to join us for the upcomming two day conference organised by Elife Biçer-Deveci (ETH Zurich)
Selin Çağatay (CEU Vienna) Christoph Ramm (University of Bern) Serena Tolino (University of Bern) and
Ali Sonay (University of Bern).

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International Conference "Bodies beyond binaries in colonial and postcolonial Asia ca. 1850s-1960s", Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 June 2022, ETH Zurich, room IFW A 32.1 

With our gratitude to the Swiss National Science Foundation and The UNT Department of History (University of North Texas, USA) for their kind support we at the Professorship for History of the Modern World (ETH) cordially invite you to the international conference which will be held on 15 to 17 June at the ETH Zurich. We hope you can join us!

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Invitation to the vernissage - Zürich Kolonial, Saturday 14 May 2022, 6pm (CET)

Join us on a special exhibition on the 14 May at the ÖFF Space in Zurich! The vernissage on Zurich and Colonialism is co-organised by Philipp Krauer, Stephanie Willi, Charlotte Hoes, Eliane Schmid and GMW doctoral student Monique Ligtenberg.

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Towards mandatory health insurance?

Contributions to Public Debates

external pageWoher kommst du eigentlich? Schwarze in Deutschland, interview with Harald Fischer-Tiné, 3Sat, 29.09.2021.

DownloadWas Yoga mit YMCA zu tun hat, (MP3, 4.3 MB) interview with Harald Fischer-Tiné, SRF 2 Kultur kompakt, 21.05.2021.

external pageFreihandelsabkommen mit Indonesien: Mehr als nur Palmöl, PhD student Monique Ligtenberg comments on the free trade agreement between Switzerland and Indonesia, Das Lamm, 24.02.2021.

external pageJohann Jakob von Tschudi: Natuforscher und Rassist, a talk by Tomás Bartoletti, Swiss Broadcasting Services (SRF), 14.01.2021.

DownloadEin Jäger als Forschugnsreisender (PDF, 270 KB), presentation by Tomás Bartoletti, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 19.12.2020.

external pageWie eine Frau aus Borneo die Gründung der Schweiz prägte, article by Bernhard C. Schär, Republik Magazine, 15.12.2020.

Special Communication

Information on the coronavirus

The ETH task force headed by the Vice President for Infrastructure is monitoring developments in the coronavirus pandemic and will continue to draw up suitable measures as necessary. You can find constantly updated information on the coronavirus web page.

To ETH's coronavirus web page

“People are most at risk in poorly ventilated rooms”

Fighting the pandemic in Africa: When distancing rules are futile

Normal operations enter a new phase

New Publications

Fischer-Tiné, Harald/Framke, Maria (eds): external pageRoutledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia, Routledge 2022.

Harald Fischer-Tiné, ‘Jenseits von ‚Bollywood‘: Zur Kultur- und Sozialgeschichte von Bombays früher Filmindustrie (ca. 1913–1964)’, in: J. Zedler (ed.), The Bombay Talkies Limited: Akteure – deutsche Einflüsse – kulturhistorischer Kontext (München: utzverlag, 2021), pp. 27-73.  

Fischer-Tiné, Harald: DownloadCosmopolitan, Bridge-Builder and Missionary: Prof. Dietmar Rothermund, 1933–2020 (PDF, 881 KB), Journal of South Asian Studies, 16 May 2021.

With Julia Hauser und Ashok Malhotra, external page'Feeding Bodies, Nurturing Identities: The Politics of Diet in Late Colonial and Early Post-Colonial India', Journal of South Asian Studies, 16 February 2021.

Fischer-​Tiné, Harald, Huebner Stefan, Tyrrell, Ian (eds), Spreading Protestant Modernity: Global Perspectives on the Work of the YMCA and the YWCA, c. 1889 – 1970 (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press 2020)


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