By Heidi E. Danzl (trans. Kristy Henderson)
The Alps can be considered a hot spot for climate change due to changing growing seasons and tree lines, species migration, more intense weather events, increased glacial melt, droughts, mudslides, avalanches, flooding, and the omnipresence of micro-technofossils. They are therefore well suited to teaching the Anthropocene and exploring its impacts. In the following, I sketch several ideas for teaching the Anthropocene based on existing cultural events, institutions, and practices within contemporary Alpine communities.
By: Robert Baumgartner While waiting for the train back to Munich at the end of our place-based workshop in Berchtesgaden National Park last summer, I browsed the local station bookshop’s section on local tourism, culture, and folklore. With the National Park becoming an ever more… Continue Reading “The Making of a Mountain: Constructing the Untersberg Mountain as a Contemporary Spiritual Destination”
by Stefan Bitsch Linz → Hütting → Grein → Melk → Krems Dangers of the Danube: Floods and Rapids throughout History On the fourth day of our excursion, the group had the opportunity to learn from Christian Rohr (University of Bern) and Severin Hohensinner… Continue Reading “Day 4. Danube Excursion: Linz—Krems”
In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. By Ernst Langthaler “A Pile of Stones in the Midst of a… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Ernst Langthaler”