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Research Project on the Chinese Room

The Global History of the Sandgrube

In a new research project at the Institute for European Global Studies, the research groups "Global History of Europe" and "Digital Humanities" explore the Sandgrube's Chinese Room. Using the Sandgrube, where the Institute has been located since 2019, as a material artefact, the groups investigate the traces left by centuries of global exchange in a local Basel environment.

Visit the project website: Basel's Global Paradise - Research in virtual reality and global history


FOCAL: The Asia Directories Database

Explore the Asia Directories and Chronicles

A new tool, the Asia Directories Database, now offers access to the names of approximately one million persons registered in The Foreign Residents Lists of the Asia Directories and Chronicles. Covering the entire area of East Asia and nearly one century (1863 to 1941), this publicly available data resource offers a unique insight into the dynamics and shifting societies formed by (primarily Western) foreign residents.

Learn more about the project and visit FOCAL: The Asia Directories Database



E-Journal "Global Europe – Basel Papers on Europe in a Global Perspective"