A portrait of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, eerily unpeopled Over a period of three years, German photographer Matthias Hoch (born 1958) documented the abandoned Berlin Brandenburg Airport, looking at the site and its half-finished architecture in the fashion of an archaeologist.
The concept of international climate finance channelled from developed to developing countries through public interventions for mitigation and adaptation has been developed over the last decade, but its roots date back to the early 1990s. Despite the high relevance of the topic in the international climate negotiations, illustrated by the (missed) target to mobilise USD 100 billion by 2020, there is no book that provides an overview accessible to academics and practitioners alike.
This book is about the transformation taking place in our energy and digital infrastructure and provides a guide for European municipalities wanting to develop into smart cities or smart rural areas. An international team of authors from the private sector and the world of academia sets out the key aspects of importance for decision-makers with respect to the pillars underlying the energy transition and digital challenges. The book is then rounded off with interviews, so that readers can obtain an objective view. The following are just some of the issues addressed in this book: - What role can energy and digitalisation play for the sustainable development of our municipalities in Europe? - How can European municipalities prepare for the challenges of the future, such as artificial intelligence or the requirement for sustainable mobility concepts? - How can the sectors responsible for energy at local level – such as heating, power and mobility – be coupled together? - Which measures should we tackle first, given the limited budget? - What steps need to be taken to ensure a sustainable, technologically advanced and reliable energy supply system? This book will help decision-makers understand the various issues at stake. An overview is provided of what a “smart town or city” and “smart rural area” could actually entail in terms of data and energy, explaining the significance of data and energy in the sustainable design and development of a municipality in Europe. The authors explore the various challenges and opportunities facing municipalities by presenting exemplary projects, looking at practical solutions already in place and proposing next steps to take.
This book focuses on the formative period of Church reform in the Middle Ages in Northern Europe, when the Church paved the way for the development of money economy on its own doorstep. Church archaeology provides evidence for patterns of monetary use related to liturgy, church architecture and devotional culture through the centuries. This volume encompasses Alpine European evidence, with emphasis on Gotland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland, which opens up a new field of research on religion and money for an international audience. Based on 100,000 single finds of coins from the 11th to 18th centuries from 650 Scandinavian churches, the volume offers an in-depth discussion of the concepts of ritual, liturgy and devotional uses of money, monetary space and spiritual economy within the framework of Christendom, the medieval church and church architecture. Written by international scholars, Coins in Churches will be a valuable resource for readers interested in the history of religion, money, the economy, and church architecture in Northern Europe in the Middle Ages.
Das Jahrbuch Offener Horizont enthält vor allem eine Auswahl von Vorträgen und zugehörigen Texten, die im Oldenburger Karl Jaspers-Haus 2018/19 gehalten wurden. Mit Beiträgen u. a. von Jeremy Adler, Hannah Arendt, Franziska Augstein, Roland Berbig, Gunilla Budde, Franz Fühmann, Volker Gerhardt, Philip Guston, Wolfgang Hegewald, Jeanne Hersch, Paul Ingendaay, Joachim Kalka, Michael Krüger, Walker Percy und Wolfgang Riedel.
A look into an enchanting, underexplored genre of illustrated manuscripts that reveals new insights into urban life in the Middle Ages In this innovative study, Nina Rowe examines a curious genre of illustrated book that gained popularity among the newly emergent middle class of late medieval cities. These illuminated World Chronicles, produced in the Bavarian and Austrian regions from around 1330 to 1430, were the popular histories of their day, telling tales from the Bible, ancient mythology, and the lives of emperors in animated, vernacular verse, enhanced by dynamic images. Rowe’s appraisal of these understudied books presents a rich world of storytelling modes, offering unprecedented insight into the non-noble social strata in a transformative epoch. Through a multidisciplinary approach, Rowe also shows how illuminated World Chronicles challenge the commonly held view of the Middle Ages as socially stagnant and homogeneously pious. Beautifully illustrated and backed by abundant and accessible analyses of social, economic, and political conditions, this book highlights the engaging character of secular literature during the late medieval era and the relationship of illustrated books to a socially diverse and vibrant urban sphere.
Die Beiträge dieses Bandes gehen auf eine internationale Tagung zurück, die 2017 in Manchester stattgefunden hat. Sie untersuchen die Darstellung von Geschichte in der mittelalterlichen deutschen Literatur auf der Basis von aktuellen erzähltheoretischen Forschungsansätzen. Dabei wird ein breites Spektrum an Texten, Gattungen und Diskursen in den Blick genommen; als Angelpunkt für zahlreiche relevante Fragestellungen erweist sich die im 12. Jahrhundert entstandene ›Kaiserchronik‹. Geleitet von der Erkenntnis, dass Vergangenheit erst im Erzählen zu Geschichte wird, analysieren die Beiträge einschlägige narrative Strategien.
Wie lassen sich Prozesse und Produkte ästhetischen Gestaltens evaluieren? Diesen Fragen widmete sich ein im Schnittfeld von Kunst und Wissenschaft verortetes "Sparkling Science"-Projekt, das Schülerinnen und Schüler zweier Salzburger Schulen mit einem an der Universität Mozarteum verankerten Team aus Musikpädagogik und Musikwissenschaft zusammenführte, sowie eine internationale Tagung, die im Juni 2019 an der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg abgehalten wurde. Der Band bündelt Ergebnisse aus pädagogischer, kunst- und musikpädagogischer Perspektive.
This Open Access volume highlights how tree ring stable isotopes have been used to address a range of environmental issues from paleoclimatology to forest management, and anthropogenic impacts on forest growth. It will further evaluate weaknesses and strengths of isotope applications in tree rings. In contrast to older tree ring studies, which predominantly applied a pure statistical approach this book will focus on physiological mechanisms that influence isotopic signals and reflect environmental impacts. Focusing on connections between physiological responses and drivers of isotope variation will also clarify why environmental impacts are not linearly reflected in isotope ratios and tree ring widths. This volume will be of interest to any researcher and educator who uses tree rings (and other organic matter proxies) to reconstruct paleoclimate as well as to understand contemporary functional processes and anthropogenic influences on native ecosystems. The use of stable isotopes in biogeochemical studies has expanded greatly in recent years, making this volume a valuable resource to a growing and vibrant community of researchers.