05/27/2015, Symposium: “2nd Alexander von Humboldt Symposium: Research and Edition (Forschen und Edieren)”, Potsdam

A Symposium in the context of ART (“Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries”), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education.

The Humboldt Symposium wants to connect projects and researchers focussing on Alexander von Humboldt. In this context, members of the joint research project ART (“Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries”), based at the University of Potsdam and the Berlin State Library, as well as members of the long-term project “Travelling Humboldt – Science on the Move”, situated at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, will present and discuss their respective work. The debate will include issues concerning edition, as well as literary, cultural and historical research. The importance of Alexander von Humboldt and his writings for the 21st century and the scientific examination of his estate are further topics of the meeting.

Concept and Organization: Ottmar Ette and Julian Drews.

Program (in German)

Presentations in German and French.

2nd AvH-Symposion: Research and Edition

2nd AvH-Symposion: Research and Edition

09:00-09:15Uhr Begrüßung und Einführung Ottmar Ette und Julian Drews.

09:15-09:45 Uhr Matthias Thiele (Dortmund): “‘Im Angesicht der Dinge’: Ambulatorische Aufzeichnungspraktiken und Schreibtechniken des Notierens bei Alexander von Humboldt und Adelbert von Chamisso”.

09:45-10:15 Uhr Julian Drews (Potsdam): “Colomb: (auto)biographisches Schreiben zu Alexander von Humboldt”.

10:15-10:45 Uhr Julia Voss (Frankfurt am Main): “Alexander von Humboldt als Zeichner”.

10:45-11:15 Uhr Kaffeepause. 11:15-11:45 Uhr Ulrike Leitner (Berlin): “Stationen unterwegs: Triangulation, Messung, Berechnung”.

11:45- 12:15 Uhr Marie-Noëlle Bourguet (Paris): “Un voyage peut en cacher un autre : le carnet d’Italie d’Alexander von Humboldt (1805)”.

12:15-14:00 Uhr Mittagspause.

14:00-14:30 Uhr Ingo Schwarz (Berlin): “Anmerkungen zur Arbeit mit Alexander von Humboldts Adressbuch”.

14:30-15:00 Julia Bispinck-Roßbacher (Berlin): “Der kodikologische Befund der Amerikanischen Reisetagebücher von Alexander von Humboldt”.

15:00-15:30 Ulrich Grober: “Humboldt, Haeckel und 150 Jahre Ökologie”.

15:30-16:00 Uhr Kaffeepause.

16:00-16:30 Uhr Michael Zeuske (Köln): “Alexander von Humboldt, der Biedermeier-Kapitalismus und die Anfänge der Second Slavery in den Amerikas”.

16:30-17:00 Uhr Ottmar Ette (Potsdam): “Natur & Kultur: Perspektiven Humboldtscher Wissenschaft”.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Location: “Wissenschaftsetage Potsdam”, Bildungsforum Am Kanal 47, Conference Room “Schwarzschild”.

The “Wissenschaftsetage Potsdam” can be reached from Potsdam central station by tram and bus ( tram lines 93 or 99 to Platz der Einheit / Bildungsforum, and 91, 92, 96, or bus lines 603,605,631,638,639 or 695, to Platz der Einheit / West). The Bildungsforum is located at Platz der Einheit (Unity square), opposite to Wilhelmgallerie. The entrance can be found right next to the City and State Library.  

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