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Research guide Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage distinguishes between Tangible Cultural Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage. Tangible Cultural Heritage can include archaeological sites, artifacts, buildings, monuments and culturally significant landscapes such as sacred places whereas Intangible Cultural Heritage can include language, oral histories, beliefs, rituals, ceremonies, customs, music, dance and other arts. The most important international organization that deals with Cultural Heritage is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Library blog 2019 Telders International Law Moot Court Competition - 42nd Edition

The 23rd and the 24th of May, the semi-finals of the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition will be held at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University Campus The Hague.  And on the 25th of May, the final will be held in the Great Hall of Justice at the Peace Palace. But […]

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News and events Closing Days; 30th of May and 10th of June

Dear library users, The Peace Palace Library will be closed on:   Thursday, 30th of May. – Ascension (The library will be open Friday the 31st!) Monday, 10th of June. – 2nd Pentecost   If you have any questions, please contact  With regards, The Peace Palace Library Staff

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The British newspaper The Guardian calls the referendum on June 23 the ‘biggest political decision of the century’. British voters should answer the question: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’ We have created a Library Special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsitems, books, articles and online resources.

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Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

Bertha Sophia Felicita von Suttner was a 19th century author and peace activist from Austria. Her most famous work, the anti-war novel titled ‘Die Waffen Nieder’ (Lay Down Your Arms), became an international bestseller and was published in all the major world languages of the time. Upon the success of her novel, Bertha von Suttner quickly rose to prominence within the international peace movement that was gaining ground in Europe and in the United States of America. She founded the Austrian Peace Society, contributed to the establishment of many other pacifist organizations throughout Europe and founded a peace journal, Die Waffen Nieder, which was later succeeded by the journal Die Friedens-Warte.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • Barash, D.P. and C.P. Webel, Peace and Conflict Studies, Fourth Edition, 2018.

  • 534 C 27

  • 531 C 11

  • 529 C 17

  • 529 G 16

  • 536 C 1

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.