Nature Conservation and Landscape Planning in Germany – with particular reference to the period under National Socialism and developments in the two German states after 1945
Interdisciplinary workshop, 18 – 20 November 2004 at the Vorburg Drachenfels, Königswinter
CALL FOR OPENING STATEMENTS
Nature conservation and democracy - inherently contradictory? Or close related? The ‘Stiftung Naturschutzgeschichte’ and the University of Hannover’s Centre of Garden Art and Landscape Architecture (CGL) is staging a workshop on this theme in November 2004, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and facilitated by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.
At the workshop, to be attended by between 40 and 50 experts, four workgroups will identify and critically examine issues from the recent history of nature conservation and landscape planning. Each workgroup meeting will open with three or four statements lasting no more than ten minutes, in which, in thesis form, questions on history and/or historical research so far should be posed and future research areas outlined.
For these statements, synopses not exceeding two pages are requested by 23 July 2004.
Without wishing to pre-empt the choice of themes, statements could address the following thematic areas and others:
Influences from Jewish life in Germany on nature conservation,
Nature conservation and anti-Semitism,
The significance of nativism for nature conservation (the idea of ‘native’, ‘rooted in the home soil’ as applied to nature conservation),
The relationship between politics and nature conservation in the German
Democratic Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Empire, during the Weimar Republic and under National Socialism,
Academic work on these thematic areas so far and on the connections between nature conservation and democracy.
Synopses (maximum length two A4 pages, Times New Roman, 12, 1.5 line spacing) with the principle theses, questions and comments on these and further thematic areas related to the central question: ‘Nature Conservation and Democracy!?’ should be sent by 23 July 2004 to the address below:
The workshop will be held at the Vorburg Drachenfels in Königswinter from 18 - 20 November 2004, with an opening lecture on the evening of the 18th.
Prof. Dr. Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
(Centre of Garden Art and Landscape Architecture [CGL], University of Hannover, and Foundation for the History of Nature Conservation)
Prof. Dr. Gert Gröning
(Director, Institute for History and Theory of Design [GTG], University of Fine Arts Berlin)
Centre of Garden Art and Landscape Architecture (CGL), University of Hannover
Wunstorfer Str. 14, D-30453 Hannover
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