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Natasha Proietto joins Conor Lennon to sweep us momentarily back in time to key moments in Swiss history.
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Time Capsule: Switzerland and the ReformationTuesday, 5 January, 2010In the first of a mini-series on Switzerland and relgion, Natasha Proietto takes us through how the Reformation shaped religion and the religious debate in Switzerland. And vice versa.
Time Capsule: Swiss Christmas traditionsTuesday, 22 December, 2009Natasha Proietto explores some of the traditions associated with the Christmas festive period in Switzerland.
Time Capsule: Building Switzerland's transportTuesday, 15 December, 2009Few people make footfall in Switzerland without commenting on the remarkable public transport infrastructure, from smooth roads to unfeasible rail routes that corkscrew high into the Alps. Natasha Proietto concludes her mini-series on the development of technology in Switzerland by exploring the history of Switzerland’s connections.
Time Capsule: History on the banks of the lakeTuesday, 8 December, 2009Natasha Proietto begins a series exploring history as it played out along the shores of Switzerland’s lakes, with a visit from a famous British physician who numbered King Edward VII and Joseph Merrick - otherwise known as the ’Elephant Man’ - among his clients.
Time Capsule: A history of spying in SwitzerlandTuesday, 1 December, 2009Natasha Proietto enters the secretive world of spying, and shines a light on the rich history of espionage in Switzerland.
Time Capsule: Swiss press in the Nazi eraTuesday, 24 November, 2009Natasha Proietto considers the Swiss media’s coverage of the rise of Nazism in neighbouring Germany.
Time Capsule: Swiss cinema and theatreTuesday, 17 November, 2009Swiss cinema, it turns out, got its footing in the tourism industry. Natasha Proietto has the history:
Time Capsule: Photography in the National MuseumTuesday, 10 November, 2009Conor Lennon and Natasha Proietto are live this week from Zurich, focusing on an exhibition of photography at the Swiss National Museum.
Time Capsule: Museum of Communications, BernTuesday, 3 November, 2009Conor Lennon and Natasha Proietto continue their survey of Swiss tecnhology, this week with a focus on communications technology.
Time Capsule: Radio comes to SwitzerlandTuesday, 27 October, 2009The first Swiss radio broadcast—the TSF, or transmetteur sans fil—was broadcast from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. These early broadcasts, in the 1920s, involved mainly weather and programs such as a history program of traditional Swiss costumes. Natasha Proietto has more details and brings us into the age of television.
Time Capsule: Inside the mind of Carl JungTuesday, 20 October, 2009Natasha Proietto explores the life and legacy of Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, considering his rather ambigious political position during World War 2 and his far-reaching influence on modern popular culture.
Time Capsule: Red Book shines a light on JungTuesday, 13 October, 2009The publication of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung’s ’Red Book’ recently has provided an opportunitity to revisit his theories, as Natasha Proietto does here.
Time Capsule: Swiss myth and tradition, part 4Tuesday, 6 October, 2009Natasha Proietto takes a look at some of the myths and superstitions that pervade Swiss life to the present day.
Time Capsule: Swiss myth and tradition, part 3Wednesday, 30 September, 2009Natasha Proietto has more Swiss myths and traditions.
Time Capsule: Switzerland meets General SuvorovTuesday, 22 September, 2009In the week that Russian President Dmitri Medvedev lead tributes at a monument to General Suvorov in the Schoellenen canyon near Andermatt, Natasha Proietto recounts the story of the great general, who played an important role in Switzerland’s Napoleonic campaign.