05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: “Paisajes sumergidos – Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]“, Potsdam

Formas y normas de convivencia en las literaturas y culturas del Caribe

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05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: "Paisajes sumergidos - Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]", Potsdam

05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: “Paisajes sumergidos – Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]“, Potsdam

The workshop is part of a research project by the Universität Potsdam, Germany with financial support from the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) – Project “Konvivenz in Differenz in der Größeren Karibik und Zentralamerika” – and is presented in cooperation with the Universität zu Köln.

Program (Spanish)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Haus 8, Foyerräume (0.60/0.61)

09:00–09:15 PALABRAS DE BIENVENIDA Ottmar Ette y Gesine Müller

09:15–10:00 CONFERENCIA DE INAUGURACIÓN Luisa Campuzano (La Habana): De „Golfo de México“ a „West Indies, Ltd.“, para otra invención del Caribe

Paisajes sumergidos entre el Caribe y EEUU

10:00–10:45 Yvette Sánchez (St. Gallen): Inmersión en la diáspora: emergentes escritores dominicanos en EE.UU.

10:45–11:15 Café

11:15–12:00 Jorge Duany (Miami): Paisajes transnacionales: Los espacios diaspóricos del Caribe hispánico en Estados Unidos Continue reading

Book: Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): “Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012.

Book details

Book: Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): "Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas", Verlag Walter Frey 2012.

Book: Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): “Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012.

Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas. Berlin: Verlag Walter Frey – edition tranvía (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte, Vol. 3) 2012 [295 p.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 19.80
ISBN: 978-3-938944-63-9

Content

If Alexander von Humboldt’s writings opened up exciting cultural spaces in his time, they can certainly do so again in our own day. As the twenty-first century addresses the problems of intercultural violence, environmental devastation, social justice, and global climate change, the tools and perspectives Humboldt developed and popularized may offer useful resources to meet challenges that he himself already foresaw. Continue reading

Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Political Essay on the Island of Cuba“, Chicago University Press 2011

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Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Political Essay on the Island of Cuba“, Chicago University Press 2011

Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Political Essay on the Island of Cuba“, Chicago University Press 2011

Humboldt, Alexander von: Political Essay on the Island of Cuba. A Critical Edition. Edited with an Introduction by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette. Translated by J. Bradford Anderson, Vera M. Kutzinski, and Anja Becker. With Annotations by Tobias Kraft, Anja Becker, and Giorleny D. Altamirano Rayo. Chicago – London: The University of Chicago Press 2011 [519 p.]

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The research Alexander von Humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the Americas in the early nineteenth-century proved foundational to the fields of botany, geography, and geology. But his visit to Cuba during this time yielded observations that extended far beyond the natural world. Political Essay on the Island of Cuba is a physical and cultural study of the island nation. In it, Humboldt denounces colonial slavery on both moral and economic grounds and stresses the vital importance of improving intercultural relations throughout the Americas. Continue reading