„Die ganze Welt“ als Video: Vorträge der Humboldt-Konferenz 2019 im Wissenschaftsportal L.I.S.A.

Vor genau einem Jahr versammelten sich zahlreiche renommierte Humboldt-Experten zur internationalen Konferenz „Alexander von Humboldt: Die ganze Welt, der ganze Mensch“ in Berlin.
Da zurzeit keine größeren Präsenz-Veranstaltungen stattfinden können, sei daran erinnert, dass die vom 5. bis zum 7. Juni 2019 an der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW) sowie im Ibero-Amerikanischen Institut – PK gehaltenen Vorträge ebenso wie die Podiumsdiskussion „Planetarischer Klimawandel und anthropologische Naturgeschichte“ mit Hans Joachim Schellnhuber und Ottmar Ette zum Auftakt der Konferenz sowie viele weitere lohnenswerte Humboldt-Vorträge auf dem Wissenschaftsportal L.I.S.A. der Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung als Videomitschnitt und zum Nachhören bereitstehen.

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02.02.2020, Matinee: „Natur. Nach Humboldt“, Gewächshäuser des Botanischen Gartens, Berlin

Am Sonntag, dem 2. Februar 2020, findet von 11:00 bis 14:00 in den Gewächshäusern des Botanischen Gartens Berlin die Art meets Science-Matinee „Natur. Nach Humboldt“ statt. Wissenschaftler*innen und Künstler*innen präsentieren in Gesprächen, Diskussionsrunden, mit Kunst oder Musik ihre Zugänge zu der von Humboldts Naturgemälde der Tropen inspirierten 360°-Sound-Installation „You Will Go Away One Day But I Will Not“, die noch bis zum 16. Februar im Großen Tropenhaus zu erleben ist.

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“Mason without apron” – Alexander von Humboldt and the world of freemasonry

While the lack of religion in Alexander von Humboldt’s work and the criticism he received is well known, his relationship with Freemasonry is relatively unexplored. Humboldt appears on some lists of “illustrious Masons,” and several lodges carry his name, but was he really a member? If so, when and where did he join a lodge? Are there any comments by him about Freemasonry? Who were the renowned Masons he was surrounded by? This paper examines these questions, but more importantly it analyzes what a membership might have meant for Humboldt’s scholarly work. It looks particularly at the unprecedented success he enjoyed in the United States in the early 19th century and the factors behind it. What could he have gained from these connections and how was he viewed by Masonic leaders and lodges in the trans-Atlantic world?

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Address on the opening Alexander von Humboldt Season in Quito, Ecuador, on 13 February 2019

From 11 to 16 February 2019, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, together with his wife and a delegation accompanying him, travelled to Latin America. The destinations of this trip were the two South American countries Colombia and Ecuador. The journey took the Federal President to Cartagena de Indias, the Caribbean archipelago of the Islas del Rosario and finally to Bogotá. From the capital of Colombia, the group travelled to the capital of Ecuador, to the Pacific Archipelago of the Galapagos Islands, to the famous volcanic giant Antisana and finally to Guayaquil and from there back to Germany.

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Veranstaltung „Minds of the Academy“ am 17.12.2019 entfällt

The event „Minds of the Academy“ is dedicated to the research at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Outstanding scholars and scientists – who are members or employees of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Die Junge Akademie – will introduce their research topics in short and comprehensible presentations.
Among them will be Tobias Kraft, who will give an overview on the long-term academy project „Traveling Humboldt – Science on the Move“ and the edition humboldt digital.

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04.-06.12.2019, Conference: „Alexander von Humboldt: Circulation of State Knowledge in Europe and Latin America“, Berlin

Conference, Dec 4-6, 2019, Berlin Alexander von Humboldt: Circulation of State Knowledge in Europe and Latin America Alexander von Humboldt’s

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KOSMOS-Lesungen, Festwoche, Konferenz

Programm der HU zum Humboldt-Jubiläum Die Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) feiert den 250. Geburtstag Alexander von Humboldts mit einem vielfältigen

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Job Opening in Berlin: Full-time Research Assistant (Digital Humanities) at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

For the launch of an international digitization and digital edition project, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities invites applications for the position of a Research Assistant (male/female/divers) in the field of Digital Humanities (Digital Scholarly Editions and Research Software Development)

100% full-time position for an initial duration until December 31, 2021.

The position should ideally begin as soon as possible.

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Job Opening in Berlin: Full-time Research Assistant (digital scholarly editions, project coordinator) at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

The BERLIN-BRANDENBURG ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES (BBAW) is a public corporation based in Berlin. Its academic profile is characterized above all by long-term basic research in the humanities and cultural sciences. The Academy employs around 350 staff and has an annual budget of around 25 million euros.

For the launch of an international digitization and digital edition project, the Academy invites applications for the position of a

Research Assistant (male/female/divers)
in the field of Digital Scholarly Editions and Project Coordination
100% full-time position for an initial duration of 36 months.

The position should ideally begin as soon as possible.

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Immanuel Kant, Alexander von Humboldt and the Tequendama Fall. Two Prussians linked by Geography

Immanuel Kant mentions in his Physical Geography the waterfall of the Bogota River in South America, known today as the Salto de Tequendama, which is located near Bogota, the capital city of Colombia. Kant claims that this was the highest waterfall in the world, which is not true. Alexander von Humboldt could not know anything about it, but he visited the Salto in 1801, just before the publication of Kant’s Physical Geography, and went to personally measure the height of the Salto. In this paper we make a comparison of both personalities who, unknowingly, were united by their interest in the Salto de Tequendama.

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