Desk-Exchange: Report from Lund
The University in Lund. Photo by Stefanie Haupt (BGHS).
This november two members of the BGHS, Johanna Paul and Stefanie Haupt, visited Lund, to develop their research and to amplify international networking with others. Now they are back in Bielefeld, having lots of new ideas, which they gained through the two weeks in Lund. A very interesting experience was the entry to the University's Library and the huge archieve, so it became possible to have an insight in exciting correspondences. The University of Lund is one of the oldest ones in Scandinavia and exists for more than 300 years
According to that, also personal conversations were helpful and inspiring for further steps in their research. As Stefanie said: "Those two weeks were so much fun! Everyone was welcoming, showed interest in our projects and supported us excellently. Tack så mycket!"
About the program:
The Desk Exchange-program offers the possibility for doctoral researchers from Lund and Bielefeld to get an insight into the academic system abroad, to come in contact with colleagues and researchers internationally. Therefore they meet during two weeks in Lund and two weeks in Bielefeld.
Participants and projects:
Johanna Paul: Transnational mobilization for memorialization in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina: Reconceiving diasporans as transnational actors of reconciliation.
Stefanie Haupt: Völkische Ortungen und Germanische Himmelskunde. Debatten um eine vor- und frühgeschichtliche Astronomie im Deutschland der Zwischenkriegszeit.