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From home birth to hospital birth: historian examines the midwifery profession

In her dissertation project, historian Sophie Fäs examines the change from home births to hospital births using the cantons of Uri, Baselstadt and Baselland as examples.

Generous donation enriches the library of the Uri Institute Cultures of the Alps

Prof. em. Jon Mathieu has donated part of his private book archive to the Uri Institute. It comprises over 500 works that are thematically linked to the mountains and the Alpine region.

«Elsa Roth played a decisive role in shaping Swiss skiing in the 20th century»

In conversation with Nils Widmer, we learn more about Elsa Roth's interesting life, Swiss skiing and the historian's time at the Uri Institute.

"There is no question of sacrificing nature"

In an interview with the NZZ, Boris Previšić, Director of the Uri Institute Cultures of the Alps, defends the construction of alpine solar plants.

Lasting discussions between ski tours and snowshoe hikes at the Uri Institute Days

The first institute days of the year at Cultures of the Alps were already underway from the 17th to the 19th of January.

Artificial snow and snow cannons

The Graduate School is an integral part of the Uri Institute "Cultures of the Alps". Its members conduct research on current topics relating to the Alpine region. One of them is the literary scholar Dr. Jonas Frick. In his post-doctoral project, he is investigating the cultural perception and representation of artificial snow.

For a climate-positive Canton of Uri: ETH students develop proposed solutions

The course "Environmental Problem Solving" is part of the ETH degree programme in Environmental Sciences. As part of the first year of the programme, students deal with selected sustainability problems in a region of Switzerland. The current focus is on a "climate-positive canton of Uri".

Successful Book Tour

The first publication "NUTZEN. BENUTZEN. HEGEN. PFLEGEN. Die Alpen im Anthropozän" by the Institute can look back on successful book launches in autumn 2023.

Shrink, grow, maintain size - Uri municipalities in the wake of emigration and immigration

Moderators, panel guests and the audience exchanged views at a public event on how the municipalities in Uri deal with population movements and their impact on village life.

Energy transition in the Alps - what next?

An internal workshop in November 2023 addressed the debate on Alpine energy cultural landscapes and explored the question of how to design an Alpine region committed to decarbonisation.