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Migration and Landscape Change 23 mai 2014

Migration and Landscape Change. Changes in the cultural landscape of 19th and 20th-century East Central Europe. Munich, Germany, 23 and 24 May 2014.

Migration and Landscape Change
Joint conference organised by the Collegium Carolinum – Research Centre for the Bohemian Countries (Munich), the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe /Institute of the Leibniz Association (Marburg) and the Centre for Environmental History at the University of Tallinn in cooperation with the Graduate School for Eastern and South Eastern European Studies in Munich/ Regensburg and the European Society for Environmental History.


Today’s cultural landscape was largely shaped by human interventions during the nineteenth and twentieth century. Sweeping changes in agricultural practices, industrialisation and the opening up of new areas through transport and distribution infrastructures were major contributing factors to the making of current cultural landscapes. In the 20th century, state-driven land-development ideas led to fundamental changes in the use of land. And finally, the idealised view of nature as either ‘damaged’ or ‘intact’ led to certain undeveloped landscapes being placed under protection. Migration also contributed to this change in the landscape, and this is particularly true of East Central Europe. In conjunction with legislative reforms, the dramatic rise in its population from the 19th century onwards led to a change in the methods of agricultural land usage.

En savoir plus ici : http://www.tlu.ee/et/ajaloo-instituut/KAJAK/Konverentsid/Migration-and-Landscape-Change
Actualité précédente : Des esclaves énergétiques
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