Danube: Environments, Histories & Cultures
Locations: Munich, Deggendorf, Passau, Linz, Krems, Vienna, Bratislava
This workshop is designed as an excursion from Munich to Bratislava. It brings together a group of professors and graduate students from the US, Germany, and Austria, who will explore the world’s most international river from many different perspectives. We will meet more than a dozen environmental experts along the way and explore the river through the lens of a variety of different disciplines, such as hydrology and international relations, economics and geography, ecology and environmental history, conservation and civil engineering.
We will ask how the river has shaped the lives of humans over time and how humans have shaped the river, its banks and its ecosystems to serve their own needs and interests.
The group will use different means of transportation. We will explore the river by bus, by boat, by foot, and by bike. And we will try to understand the river, its watershed and its culture through the questions that different stakeholders and scientists might ask.
Picture by David Spender