Environmental Studies Certificate Program (EN)

Breadcrumb Navigation


Place-based Workshop Berchtesgaden Nationalpark

A Contested Landscape

30.06.2018 – 02.07.2018


Photo Credit: Günter Seggebäing, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48562061.

The place-based workshop is one of the Environmental Studies Program's most important yearly events.

From 30 June to 2 July 2018, we will look at the Berchtesgaden National Park from different disciplinary perspectives. The workshop features an interdisciplinary team of teachers, including Dr. Andreas Gröger (head conservator and botanist, Botanical Garden, Munich), Dr. Ute Hasenöhrl (environmental historian, Innsbruck University), Dr. Anke Friedrich (geology, LMU Munich), Dr. Travis Klingberg (human geographer, RCC) and Dr. Ursula Münster (social and cultural anthropologist, RCC, LMU Munich).

What can we learn when environmental historians, geologists, geographers, and anthropologists explore an landscape together? How do their perspectives differ from those of farmers, hunters, park rangers, tourists, or environmentalists? How does this mountain region — its farms and forests, and the animals, plants, fungi and bacteria that live there—shape its people and their practices? How is this a contested landscape? How does the "Anthropocene" manifest in these place-based ecologies? How might the future of the landscape look?

Students who attend this workshop in combination with the workshop on Alternative Agriculture can gain 3 ECTS credit points for both courses. If you can only participate in one event and still want to get credit points, please contact ursula.muenster@rcc.lmu.de.

A preparatory meeting for this even will take place on 3 May 2018, 16:00 to 17:00, 4th floor conference room, RCC

Please register for this event via LSF.