Events & Exhibitions

Brushing Teeth: Yes of Course! – From Pulling Teeth to Dental Hygiene

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The history of dentistry is often misunderstood. It consists of much more than pulling teeth and gold fillings. In Zurich in particular, pioneering work in prevention was done with the caries research station at the Center of Dental Medicine, which had far-reaching consequences for public health.


In its exhibition, the UB Medicine Careum shows historical books from the collection of the Center of Dental Medicine, supplemented with objects from the Medical Collection.

Duration: 21 February 2022 until 31 January 2023

Location: UB Medicine Careum, Entrance area



Fantastic! Where Witches and Lime Worms Say Good Night to Each Other

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Exhibition on the theme "Fantastik"

What do stories have in common that deal with ghosts, the undead, werewolves, spaceships, robots, time travel or fantastic lands full of chivalrous heroes, dragons and magic? In the new exhibition of the UB German Studies & Nordic Language and Literature we dive into the world of the miraculous, the unreal, the magical, the eerie. We have collected primary and secondary literature on the genres that in everyday language are subsumed under the term fantasy: Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as their precursors and motivators: Gothic novels, fairy tales and legends.


Ort: UB German Studies & Nordic Language and Literature
Ausstellungsplakat (PDF, 522 KB)



The Library of Adolf Schulz

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The exhibition in the University Library for Natural Sciences presents a small insight into documents from the library of Adolph Schultz, professor of anthropology and former director of the Anthropological Institute of the University of Zurich.

Location: UB Sciences, Floor J