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09/15/2022 - 09/16/2022 | Leipzig

‘Cultural Landscapes Of Energy’ - Constructing Histories In The Aftermath Of Energy Production

Conference

Thursday 15.09.2022

13:00 – Transfer to the Mining and Technology Park in Leipzig Neuseenland

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14:00-14:30 – Opening address

Gerald Riedel and Martin Baumert, Mining and Technology Park in Leipzig Neuseenland

Achim Saupe, Leibniz Research Alliance “Value of the Past”

Corinne Geering, Research Lab “Valorisation and Commodification”

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14:30-15:30 – Panel I: Creating Landscapes I

Chair: Achim Saupe (Potsdam)

Sarem Sunderland (Zurich): The Imagination of a Reservoir: Social-Economic Constructions of Lake Sihl (1897–1937)

Andrew Demshuk (Washington, DC): Undermining Heimat in Leipzig’s Coalfields: Pollution, Prophecy, Demolition, and Memory before and after 1989

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15:30-15:40 – Short break

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15:40-16:40 – Panel II: Creating Landscapes II

Chair: Martin Baumert (Bochum)

Isabell Schmock-Wieczorek and Vincent Haburaj (Dresden): How Objects Define Places and Histories: Methodological Approaches for Object-Based Research in the Industrial Landscape of Kulkwitz, Saxony (Germany)

Lea Brönner, Markus Otto and Heidi Pinkepank (Cottbus-Senftenberg): Identity, Power of Disposal and Heritagisation in the Lusatian Post-Open Cast Mining Landscape

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16:40-17:00 – Coffee break

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17:00-19:00 – Guided Walk in the Mining and Technology Park in Leipzig Neuseenland

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19:15 – Transfer to Leipzig

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Friday 16.09.2022

8:45 – Transfer to the Mining and Technology Park in Leipzig Neuseenland

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9:30-11:00 – Panel III: Representing the Past

Chair: Kaja Schelker (Leipzig)

Leyla Sayfutdinova (St Andrews): Fire in the Land of Oil: Symbolism of Fire, Oil, and Nation in Baku Urbanscape

Merve Neziroğlu (Leipzig): 50 Years of Hydropower: A Field Trip to the Iron Gates in Romania

Jenny Hagemann, Fabian Jacobs and Lutz Laschewski (Bautzen/Cottbus): Contested Regional Identities: Including Minority Rights in the Creation and Historisation of Post-Mining Landscapes

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11:00-11:15 – Coffee break

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11:15-12:45 – Panel IV: Living with the Landscape

Chair: Sabine Stach (Leipzig)

Rune Frandsen (Zurich): Secondary Infrastructure Exposed: The Temporary Settlements of La Grande Dixence (1950-1962)

Agnes Tatzber (Vienna): Post Petrol Present: The Emergence and Decline of the Petroculture-Dependent Spaces in Neusiedl an der Zaya

Saara Mildeberg (Tallinn): Cultural Tourism in a Post-Industrial Adventure Land

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13:00-14:30 – Lunch

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14:30-16:00 – Panel V: Energy Leftovers

Chair: Corinne Geering (Leipzig)

Carolin Maertens (Munich): Living in Cultural Landscapes of Contamination. Persistent Toxicity and Reconciliation in East Germany

Hubert Tubacki, Aleksandra Lis, Kosma Lechowicz, Łukasz Afeltowicz, Jacek Gądecki and Joanna Suchomska (Poznań/Uppsala/Kraków/Toruń): Just Transition at the Margins of a Carbonscape: The Case of a non-Silesian Mining Town Brzeszcze

Gertjan Plets and Pim Huijnen (Utrecht): The Contested Hydrocarbon Landscapes of the Netherlands: Challenges and Opportunities for Remembering the Anthropocene

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16:00-16:45 – Commentary and Concluding Discussion

Chair: Torsten Meyer (Bochum)

Commentary: Juliane Tomann (Regensburg)

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17:00 – Transfer to Leipzig main station

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The conference will be hosted as an in-person event on the premises of the Mining and Technology Park close to Leipzig, with an on-site exploration of the coal mining legacy in Germany and the post-industrial recultivation efforts. A shuttle from Leipzig will be provided.

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No fees will be charged for participation in the conference. Registration is required as space is limited. Please register with Corinne Geering (corinne.geering@leibniz-gwzo.de) and Torsten Meyer (torsten.meyer@bergbaumuseum.de) until 7 September 2022. We are planning a dinner together at the restaurant Gaststätte Kollektiv in Leipzig on Thursday, 15.9.2022; if you are interested in attending, pleaseinform us accordingly.

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This conference is organised by Corinne Geering (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, GWZO) and Torsten Meyer (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Leibniz Research Museum for Geo-resources) in cooperation with the Mining and Technology Park in Leipzig Neuseenland. It is supported by the research lab “Valorisation and Commodification” within the Leibniz Research Alliance “Value of the Past”.

Information on participating / attending:
No fees will be charged for participation in the conference. Registration is required as space is limited. Please register with Corinne Geering (corinne.geering@leibniz-gwzo.de) and Torsten Meyer (torsten.meyer@bergbaumuseum.de) until 7 September 2022. We are planning a dinner together at the restaurant Gaststätte Kollektiv in Leipzig on Thursday, 15.9.2022; if you are interested in attending, please
inform us accordingly.

Date:

09/15/2022 13:00 - 09/16/2022 17:00

Registration deadline:

09/07/2022

Event venue:

Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte
und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO)

Specks Hof (Eingang A)
Reichsstr. 4-6
04109 Leipzig
Sachsen
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Construction / architecture, Energy, Environment / ecology, History / archaeology, Social studies

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference

Entry:

08/16/2022

Sender/author:

Virginie Michaels

Department:

Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event72241

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