The World of the Andes – Mountain Worlds

South America has always exuded a magical appeal to researchers of nature and artists from the German-speaking countries. The highpoint  of this long tradition of research was Alexander von Humboldt's journey to Latin America from 1799 to 1804. A century later, in 1903, the Leipzig-based geographer Hans Meyer and the Munich-based painter Rudolf Reschreiter set off for Ecuador, to explore the Upper Andes. Meyer researched glaciers and volcanos, painstakingly documenting the trip in diaries and photographs; Reschreiter painted the mountain landscapes.

The exhibition places Meyer's  and Reschreiter's expedition into the broader context of Andes research. 14 panels of information introduce the two protagonists, visualising a variety of facets of the journey through Reschreiter's paintings and Meyer's photographs. Comparing the historical photos with shots from more recent research graphically demonstrates the changes experienced by that South American country, its landscapes and towns. The exhibition also takes up the topic of the development of research into the Andes, as well as the artistic presentation of the Andes, conveying impressions from modern-day geo-scientific research.

Contact

Heinz Peter Brogiato
H_Brogiato(at)ifl-leipzig.de
Tel.: +49 341 600 55-126

News

Events

12.02.2018 to 13.02.2018, Arlington, Virginia (USA)

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International research network organises a kick-off workshop in the USA 

15.02.2018 to 16.02.2018, Roanoke (Virginia, USA)

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International collaboration project starts with a workshop in the USA 

24.07.2018 to 28.07.2018, Cologne, Germany

Global Conference on Economic Geography, July 24 – 28, Cologne

Call for Papers: Session "Innovating outside of agglomerations" 

Publications

Polese, Abel (Hrsg.) / Rekhviashvili, Lela (Hrsg.) / Kovács, Borbála (Hrsg.) / Morris, Jeremy (Hrsg.)
(2018)
Post-socialist informalities : power, agency and the construction of extra-legalities from Bosnia to China. -
London ; New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. xii, 268 Seiten
Losang, Eric / Demhardt, Imre Josef
(2018)
Change of sovereignty and cartographic advance : cartographic implications of the Spanish-American war of 1898. -
In: Dissemination of cartographic knowledge : 6th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2016 / Mirela Altić, Imre Josef Demhardt, Soetkin Vervust (editors). - Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018. - (Lecture notes in geoinformation and cartography), Seite 99-128
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