Research, Travel, Exploration

Heinz Peter Brogiato and Klaus-Peter Kiedel (Eds.)
Research, Travel, Exploration – The Lifeworlds of the Leibniz Association Archives
Mitteldeutscher Verlag, Halle 2011. 175 p.
ISBN 978-3-89812-821-6 / 22 Euro

Archives are open to everyone and serve as a cultural memory for our civilization. However, contrary to the still commonly held belief, they are not places where the dust collects from past centuries, but rather preserve and make testimonies from the past accessible, which have interesting stories to tell. Some of these stories have been compiled in this book – some funny, some tragic, others odd or educational. Sixteen archives and collections from institutions and museums of the Leibniz Association were searched through and found among their holdings quite a few treasures here and there, which are being presented in a vivid and imaginative way. The result is a colorful kaleidoscope of collection items which exemplify different “lifeworlds”.

Why in the world would anybody dress up fleas? How did a walking stick make it into an archive? What was industrial espionage like in the year 1791? What can we learn from a seaman’s record book of a steward who worked on the Titanic? How is intelligence being measured? How did the German kindergarten make it to the British Isles? How did a Jewish school in Berlin during the Nazi era prepare its students for their emigration to Palestine? This book reveals to the reader the answers to these and many more questions.

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Events

22.10.2018 to 23.10.2018, St. Petersburg, Russland

Urban and Regional Resilience: Strategies for Success

RSA Russia Conference 2018  

08.11.2018 to 10.11.2018, Berlin, Germany

Spatial dynamics of informal and shared mobilities

The Marshrutka Project’s final conference – Call for Applications  

10.12.2018 to 12.12.2018, Leipzig and Zerbst (Germany)

Workshop Invitation: Theorising Cities from/with a Global East

Leibniz Science Campus Eastern Europe – Global Area Thematic Workshop 

Publications

Pflug, Laura
(2019)
From "All under Heaven" to "China in the World" : Chinese visual imaginations from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. -
In: Mapping Asia: Cartographic encounters between East and West : regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2017 / Martijn Storms, Mario Cams, Imre Josef Demhardt, Ferjan Ormeling, Editors. - Cham : Springer, 2019. - (Lecture Notes in geoinformation and cartography), Seite 247-263
Rekhviashvili, Lela / Sgibnev, Wladimir
(2018)
Placing transport workers on the agenda : the conflicting logics of governing mobility on Bishkek's marshrutkas. -
In: Antipode, 50 (2018), 5, Seite 1376-1395
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