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”

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.

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”

Boar, Borders & Bright Ideas

On 22 March we had a lively and exciting discussion with Luděk Brož and Laura Kuen, who are part of the BOAR ERC project “Veterinarization of Europe? Hunting for Wild Boar Futures in the Time of African Swine Fever,” based at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. The parts of our respective projects that dealContinue reading “Boar, Borders & Bright Ideas”

“Corridor Talk” Workshop

The Corridor Talk project held its first workshop and AGM on 9 November, hosted by the Rachel Carson Center in Munich. The workshop was held online as the COVID crisis made travel impossible. All six members of the Corridor Talk team were present. Report by Graham Huggan Chair: Dr. Katie Ritson (RCC Munich)Participants: Corridor Talk project teamNational parkContinue reading ““Corridor Talk” Workshop”

What to Read: New Book on the Bavarian Forest National Park

This is the first of our reviews of new publications related to our project interests. To read about our own project publications, please see the Publications page on this website. The Bavarian Ur-Wald: History, Politics & Nature in the Bavarian Forest National Park by Graham Huggan Urwald der Bayern: Geschichte, Politik und Natur im NationalparkContinue reading “What to Read: New Book on the Bavarian Forest National Park”