The new topic of the Swiss History Competition 2017-2019 is "Historical Investigation / Youth on the Move". Young people between the age of 14 and 21 are invited to hand in papers in German, French or Italian.
Branca was interested in the cultural legacy that Brazilian migrants brought to her hometown, Lisbon. She found out that coffee not only brought Brazilian people but also their culture to Lisbon. The Café "A Brasileira" (founded in 1905) played a relevant role in Lisbon then and is still a Lisbon attraction today.
Slovakian student shed light on unrecognised monument
A photo of an extraordinary building caught Caroline's attention: a chapel covered with fir bark situated in a forest. Who was the architect and when was it built? No information could be found in the region's chronicles. Only when Caroline contacted people who lived close to the chapel did she find the missing information. Take a look at what Caroline said about her competition entry.
A Spanish student pays tribute to two brothers who escaped Franco's dictatorship
Why were the two Guerricabeitia brothers not better known in their home town? wondered Pablo. They escaped Franco's dictatorship and fled to France and the U.S. respectively, where they continued to play an important role for Spanish culture. Take a look at what Pablo said about his competition entry.
On Tuesday, April the 18th 2017, ten prize-winners of the annual Czech History Competition received their prizes at the award ceremony that took place at Prague city hall. Many partners and co-operating organisations of the competition attended the event.
On 5 May 2017, the 18th pupils' history research competition “The Prerequisites of Estonian Independence” was concluded in Tartu. In total, 61 students submitted 51 entries. The topic posed some difficulties but the students’ results showed that the main precondition for independence is considered to be people, their activities and the maintaining of an Estonian culture and language.
The Welsh in the U.S. melting pot - investigations of a Welsh student group
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln had pamphlets printed in Welsh in the U.S. presidential election campaign and that Pennsylvania was originally called “New Wales”? Alanna and her fellow students researched the role that Welsh migrants played in the USA. Take a look at what Alanna said about her competition entry.
A German student traced her Mennonite family background
All of Cara's ancestors on her father’s side were Mennonites. How did they live? What made them different? The whole process of researching her family history was emotional and enriching in many ways, Cara wrote. Take a look at what Cara said about her competition entry.