Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde | Schongauerstraße 9 | 04328 Leipzig
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After attending secondary school in Greifswald and carrying out civil service in France, I studied Medieval and Modern History, Comparative Literature and Journalism at the University of Leipzig and a semester abroad at the University of Avignon.
In my PhD “Von neuen Zeiten und neuen Räumen. Die kartographische Wissensproduktion im Verlag Justus Perthes im Zeitalter nationaler Ideologien (1890 – 1945)” I examined the map design of the cartographers Hermann Haack (1872-1966) and Paul Langhans (1867-1952) with regard to the relationship between politically shaped spatial images and economic success in the period between 1890 and 1945.
As part of the project C5 “Maps and Atlases as Mediators and Producers of Spatial Knowledge under the Global Condition” I am investigating school atlases from the FRG and the GDR regarding composition, visual design and their processing of spatial formats. Furthermore, the study examines transformations through web-cartography and explores new approaches in the context of Digital Humanities.