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Swiss history competition poster 2017 | Photo: HISTORIA
Swiss history competition poster 2017 | Photo: HISTORIA

Swiss History Competition Announcement 2017

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.

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Branca Torres | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Branca Torres | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Coffee - linking Portugal and Brazil

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.

Take a look at what Branca said about her competition entry.

Caroline Turazová | Photo: Körber-Stifung
Caroline Turazová | Photo: Körber-Stifung

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.

French competition poster 2017/18 (cropped)
French competition poster 2017/18 (cropped)

French Competition about "World War I: From War to Peace"

On 1 September 2017, the French EUSTORY Competition launches the topic: "War and peace in the context of the First World War. From the trenches to the idea of a united Europe".

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Pablo López Muñoz | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Pablo López Muñoz | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

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.

Ten Czech prize winners | Photo: Moderní Dejiny
Ten Czech prize winners | Moderní Dejiny

Award Ceremony of the 10th Czech History Competition

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.

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President Kaljulaid talking with the young researchers | Photo: Arno Mikkor
President Kaljulaid talking with the young researchers | Photo: Arno Mikkor

Estonian prize winners visit the President of the Republic of Estonia

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.

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Alanna Jones | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Alanna Jones | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

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.

Cara Sophie Fellmann | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Cara Sophie Fellmann | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

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.