The recently published book “Exploring Landscapes – The Reconstruction of Social Space”, compiled in the Graduate School and the Johanna Mestorf Academy, outlines 68 fieldwork projects of the last five years.
Since 2007, doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and professors have been investigating the interplay of man and landscape in the past millennia. They trace the development of human societies with expeditions, excavations and in archives. 68 of these enlightening projects are outlined in the recently published book “Exploring Landscapes – The Reconstruction of Social Space”, which was compiled in the Graduate School and the Johanna Mestorf Academy.
Each project is described on a double page in English and German. Numerous coloured pictures and photos illustrate the 170 pages of the volume. Many of the topics could be taken from this morning’s newspaper; however they root thousands of years ago: For example, the book broaches the issues of inequality as a social threat, of networks, mobility and technologies, of climate change and over-exploitation of the environment. Geographically, the chapters span from Poland to Peru, with the main focus on northern Germany.
Johannes Müller (Ed.): Exploring Landscapes – The Reconstruction of Social Space. Habelt, Bonn 2014