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French-Swiss Internet Resources

A collection of links to French Swiss and Switzerland-related internet resources, compiled by our experts.

Note: Many of the websites below cover all of Switzerland, not just French-speaking Switzerland.

General | Art | Film | Genealogy | Government and politics | History | Language | Libraries and archives | Literature | Newspapers | Publishers | Universities

General

Art

  • Swissart Guide - On-line Art Museums and Art Organisations in Switzerland
    Access by A-Z index to directory of resources.
  • Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIAR)
    This site provides tips for researching in the field of Swiss art history under the following headings: bibliography, dictionaries, historiography, art history, history painting, landscape, religious painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving, applied arts, folk art, architecture, guides, journals, research about Swiss museums. Links to museums and institutions and art resources on the web also available. This site is maintained by SIAR, a research and documentation centre focusing on Swiss art and artistic events in Switzerland. The SIAR is based in Zürich and has a branch office linked to the University of Lausanne.

Genealogy

Government and politics

  • Swiss Federal Government
    (The Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation)
  • Swiss political links
    This site offers links to Swiss government and Administration, Political parties, National votes, Election Initiatives and Referenda, National Organizations, Media, Political Studies, Papers and Articles, Cantonal and Local Links. Search facility provided. Site maintained by the Insitute of Sociology, University of Zürich.
  • Répertoire des sites officiels du secteur public suisse
    Site provided by the Institut des hautes études en administration publique (IDHEAP), University of Lausanne. Links to sites at Federal, Cantonal and Communal level. English-language version available.

History

  • Documents diplomatiques suisses (Federal Archives)
  • Historical dictionary of Switzerland
    The Historical Dictionary of Switzerland is an ongoing project to prepare a new work to replace the ageing Dictionnaire historique et biographique de la Suisse published by Attinger between 1921 and 1934. This site provides information on the project and also gives on-line public access to a selection of the entries completed to date (public access to 13,000 entries in June 1999).
  • Swiss Federal Government (Confoederatio Helvetica)
    In French and German with some English.
  • Swiss political links
    This site offers links to Swiss government and Administration, Political parties, National votes, Election Initiatives and Referenda, National Organizations, Media, Political Studies, Papers and Articles, Cantonal and Local Links. Search facility provided. Site maintained by the Insitute of Sociology, University of Zürich.
  • Répertoire des sites officiels du secteur public suisse
    Site provided by the Institut des hautes études en administration publique (IDHEAP), University of Lausanne. Links to sites at Federal, Cantonal and Communal level. English-language version available.
  • Documents diplomatiques suisses (Federal Archives)
  • Historical dictionary of Switzerland
    The Historical Dictionary of Switzerland is an ongoing project to prepare a new work to replace the ageing Dictionnaire historique et biographique de la Suisse published by Attinger between 1921 and 1934. This site provides information on the project and also gives on-line public access to a selection of the entries completed to date (public access to 13,000 entries in June 1999).

Libraries and archives

Literature

Newspapers

Publishers

Universities

Contact

French Section
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7568
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7784

E-mail: french-section@bl.uk