Global, Globalisation and Transnational History

Database by the ICRC on the international humanitarian law

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offers a database with documents about the international humanitarian law. This contains treaties and other texts from 1856 to the present.

Additionnally, there are comments on the four Geneva Conventions and the two additional protocols of 1977 as well as information on the current situation of the ratification, implementing or to reservations of single states.

The database can be displayed in thematical, chronological or geographical order and there is a search engine.

University Library Bern - Map collections

The University Library Bern has an extensive collection of historic maps. Many of these maps, such as for example, the Ryhiner collection, Thomas Schoepf's maps of the area around Bern or Meyer-Weiss's Atlas of Switzerland are digitized and available online.

The Ryhiner Map Collection consists of maps, charts, plans and views from the 16th to the 18th century, covering the whole globe, most of them available online in high resolution.

Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security (PHP) - Selective Bibliography on the Cold War Alliances

The Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security (PHP) provides a selected bibliography on the Cold War Alliances.

The bibliography can be examined along both alliances NATO and Warsaw Pact as well as by periodical and geographic categories.

Center for Security Studies (CSS) of the ETH Zurich


On Ressources the CSS presents the publications and analyses of CSS experts, external partners and like-minded institutions.

Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB)


The library of the BAB containts books published after 1919, journals, newspapers and grey literature from and about Namibia and southern Africa, as well as a Rare-Book Collection with old, rare and bibliophile works relating to the entire African continent, among them travelogues from the 16th to the 18th century.


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