After training as a professional musician, Dorothea Hutterer studied general and typological linguistics, auxiliary historical sciences, and Bavarian and local history at LMU Munich. For her final thesis on sociolinguistic aspects of the Hutterian Brethren, Dorothea completed field studies and research in Manitoba, Canada. She received her Magister Artium in February 2015. Dorothea also completed the Environmental Studies Certificate Program, with a final project entitled “Beer Environments: How a Brewery Changed a Landscape.”
In October 2015, Dorothea joined the Doctoral Program Environment and Society. Her dissertation explores the local environmental aspects of several Bavarian territories from around 1500 to 1800, which can be found in old maps and paintings, as well as in the cultural landscape itself. She aims to search these areas with different cartographical materials combined with modern sources. She is particularly interested in giving background information on and an overview of the visual sources available, and to show the historical circumstances that formed the landscape. Since April 2017 the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung has supported her dissertation project.
Since 2012, Dorothea offers guided landscape tours especially to historical borders, sometimes with groups up to 180 participants. She is also a professionally trained city, museum and exhibition guide and gives tours on special topics. Those who would like to join her in exploring the landscape with old maps can contact her via email.
Projects, Conference Participation, and Tours:
- Regular Event: Guided walking tours to border stones, next tour on 11 August 2019.
- 31 January–2 February 2019: Tagung "Neue Kulturgeographie" in Eichstätt
- November to December 2018: Research project on archival material of Castle Mannheim in the Hauptstaatsarchiv München for the Schlösserverwaltung Baden-Württemberg
- 11–13 October 2018: Kartographiehistorisches Kolloquium in Gotha
- 16–19 July 2018: Interdisciplinary Summer School: Natur – Recht – Herrschaft (short presentation of dissertation project)
- 14–15 February 2017: Doktorandenausbildung der Bayerischen Landesgeschichte in Hirschberg (presentation of dissertation project)
- June 2016 to January 2017: Articles, research, and text review about renewable energy for the book project “Power to Change”