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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Publications

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
Bode, Volker / Wiest, Karin
(2017)
Selbstgenutztes Wohneigentum: regionale Unterschiede in Deutschland und Europa. -
In: Nationalatlas aktuell/ 11 (13.11.2017) 9. - 11 (13.11.2017) 9
Leibert, Tim
(2017)
Expertenwissen für Bevölkerungsvorausberechnungen : das Beispiel Leipzig. -
In: Stadtforschung und Statistik/ 30 (2017) 2. - 30 (2017) 2. - 2017, Seite 10-14
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