Tag: Germany

The Taproom: Shen Hou

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. “German Beer and the Making of a New China” By Shen Hou The first commercial filmed in China was a 1947 effort to sell…

The Taproom: Robert Terrell

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. “The Reinheitsgebot: Between German Consumer Culture and the European Market” By Robert Terrell On 15 July, 1987, West German federal president Richard von Weizsäcker…

Snapshot: As Far As the Eye Can See

The low-lying islands and shores of Germany’s western coast are as much water as they are land, subject to both frequent storms and the daily ebb and flow of the tides. For humans, living in this landscape means living with the weather: although humans…

Snapshot: “energie.wenden (energy.transitions)”

We need to transition towards more sustainable energy systems! But what is keeping us from making the necessary changes? Technology? Politics? Psychology? Following the successful exhibition on the Anthropocene, the Deutsches Museum and the RCC are once again teaming up for another large exhibition….

Worldview: Earthquakes in Munich?

  By Katrin Kleemann If you followed the news over the weekend, you will have seen that several serious earthquakes occurred over the past few days. The Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on…

CfA: Internships at the RCC

The RCC is a joint project of the LMU and the Deutsches Museum. An internship here provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in working in an academic institution, as well as gaining valuable skills in the following fields: • organizing conferences and events…

CfA: Doctoral Program “Environment and Society” at LMU Munich, Germany

The doctoral program “Environment and Society” invites applications from graduates in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society on an interdisciplinary basis. The program is based at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and…

Schneefernerhaus: The 15th Anniversary of the Environmental Research Station at Zugspitze

By Sibylle Zavala, RCC Environmental Studies Certificate Program candidate. Built into the rocks of the Zugspitze´s southern slope, 2,650 meters above sea level, is Germany’s highest research station. The Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus (in German “Umweltforschungsstation Schneefernerhaus, UFS”) acquired its name from the nearby…

Making Tracks: Ellen Arnold

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. Academic Platypus, or “How I Became a Medieval Historian in Six Easy…

The Art of Ecological Thinking: documenta 13

Post by Ben Tendler Now held every five years for 100 days in Kassel, Germany, documenta is one of the largest and most important international contemporary art fairs in the world. It was originally one element among many aimed at social, political, and cultural…

Germany’s “Coal Pit” Reinvents Itself

This post was originally composed for polis and is re-posted here with their permission. “Deep in the West, where the sun is gathering dust,” bellows Herbert Grönemeyer in an ode to his home town, Bochum, “things are better, much better than you think.” Even…