New publication on Bernhard Grzimek & the Bavarian Forest National Park

Graham Huggan has published a new article in the Ecozona: European Journal of Literature, Culture & Environment. “From the Serengeti to the Bavarian Forest, and back again: Bernhard Grzimel, celebrity conservation, and the transnational politics of national parks” is free to download on the journal website.

Call for papers: Special Issue “Perspectives on Conservation Humanities”

Corridor Talk PI Graham Huggan is looking for contributions to a special issue on Conservation Humanities. Broadly defined, conservation humanities is an emerging paradigm that exists within the larger multi- and interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities, and which aims at using humanities-based methods—textual and discourse analysis, philosophical and historical inquiry, ethnographic fieldwork—to shed light onContinue reading “Call for papers: Special Issue “Perspectives on Conservation Humanities””

Bavarian Forest & Šumava Field Trip

Graham Huggan One of the pick-up pamphlets available at the administration centre for Nationalpark Bayrischer Wald (Bavarian Forest National Park) in Grafenau carries the title ‘Grenzenlose Wald: Wildnis entdecken’ (‘discover the borderless wild forest’). The title is misleading in several respects. Bavarian Forest National Park (BFNP) occupies a large expanse of mixed forest, some ofContinue reading “Bavarian Forest & Šumava Field Trip”

Corridor Talk Represented at the AHRC-DFG Workshop

George Holmes and Katie Ritson travelled to London in May to represent Corridor Talk at the AHRC-DFG Workshop “Perspectives on UK-German Arts and Humanities Research.” The workshop, which took place over two days, involved over sixty delegates from the two funding organisations and a range of universities across the UK and Germany. Besides giving aContinue reading “Corridor Talk Represented at the AHRC-DFG Workshop”

Bernhard Grzimek and the Bavarian Forest National Park

Another article has been accepted for publication in the context of the ‘Corridor Talk’ project! Graham Huggan’s short piece focuses on the work of the German ‘celebrity conservationist’, Bernhard Grzimek, situating it in the context of historical and contemporary debates about the political and ecological importance of national parks.

Second Year: Research Roundup

Graham Huggan, February 2022 It has been a year since our last research roundup and longer than that since our opening workshop and AGM, so it seems timely to provide an update now. The global pandemic started at the same time as our project funding, and inevitably it has continued to necessitate changes to ourContinue reading “Second Year: Research Roundup”

New Publication by Pavla Šimková

Pavla Šimková and Astrid M. Eckert have contributed a chapter about the European Green Belt project along the former Iron Curtain to the new handbook “Greening Europe: Environmental Protection in the Long Twentieth Century”. Their contribution highlights the connections between borders and the natural environment on the example of the Šumava and Bavarian Forest nationalContinue reading “New Publication by Pavla Šimková”

Team workshop in the Pyrenees National Park

During the week from 30 August to 5 September, the Corridor Talk team convened in the Pyrenean region of southwest France, more specifically the pleasant spa town of Bagnères-de-Bigorre, for a series of half-day field trips and business meetings. The trips, to the neighbouring mountain areas of Cauterets and Lac d’Estaing, involved short hikes (andContinue reading “Team workshop in the Pyrenees National Park”

Following the Science?

by Graham Huggan The German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) is one of the liveliest around, and I’ve been lucky enough to participate in several of their conferences. The latest of these (May 2021), hosted by the University of Oldenburg, focused on the relationship between science, culture, and postcolonial narratives. Since COVID appeared on theContinue reading “Following the Science?”