An International Lecture Series 2004/2005
This lecture series on the relationship between landscape and mentality deals with three fields in which nature and landscape are crucial for the national identity of the Germans: romanticism, “blood-and-soil” mythology, and environmentalism. The contributions will show how landscape can be a contested resource for identity, it is used, created, and manipulated by local as well as by national actors.
Nov 9th 2004, 3:00-5:00 Texas Governor's Room, Texas Union 3.116
Landscape, Fairies and Identity: Experience on the Backstage of The German Fairy Tale Road.
Dorothee Hemme (Dept. of Cultural Anthropology /Europ. Ethnology, Univ. of Göttingen)
Nov 29th 2004, 3:00-5:00 Texas Governor's Room, Texas Union 3.116
Forest as Volk: The Nazi film "Ewiger Wald" and the Religion of Nature.
Dr. Sabine Wilke (Dept. of Germanics, Univ. of Washington, Seattle)
Jan 25th 2005, 3:00-5:00 Eastwood Room, Texas Union 2.102
"The North Sea is a Livelihood for Fishermen and not a Playground for Researchers:" Anthropology of a Contested Coastal Landscape in Northern Germany.
Dr. Werner Krauss, (Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Hamburg)