Regionalgeschichte mit Schwerpunkt Schleswig-Holstein

Vita

Prof. Dr. Linda Maria Koldau, Research Professor of Cultural History an der Universität Utrecht, ist dem Historischen Seminar als Marie Curie Fellow der Gerda Henkel Stiftung verbunden. Im Zeitraum 2013–2014 arbeitet sie an einem interdisziplinären kulturhistorischen Projekt über historische Mentalitätsbildung in Küstenregionen durch wiederkehrende Katastrophenereignisse wie Sturmfluten und Tsunamis.

Linda Maria Koldau hat als Professorin für Musikwissenschaft an der Universität Frankfurt am Main und an der Universität Aarhus (Lehrstuhl Knud Jeppesen) gearbeitet. Sie gehört seit 2013 dem Institut für Geschichte und Kunstgeschichte der Universität Utrecht an.

Neben zahlreichen wissenschaftlichen Aufsätzen hat sie Bücher zu folgenden Themen veröffentlicht: Die geistliche Musik von Claudio Monteverdi (Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2001, Neuauflage 2005), Frauen in der Musikkultur der Frühen Neuzeit (Böhlau Verlag, 2005), Smetanas Zyklus „Mein Vaterland“ (Böhlau-Verlag, 2007), Mythos U-Boot (Steiner Verlag, 2010), spätmittelalterliche Klosterkultur (Verlag Kloster Ebstorf, 2010), der kulturhistorische Titanic-Mythos (C.H. Beck, 2012) der Titanic-Mythos im Film (McFarland, 2012), Tsunamis (C.H. Beck 2013). Ein Buch über Naturkatastrophen in der Erd- und Kulturgeschichte ist in Vorbereitung (C.H. Beck).

Weitere Information auf http://www.uu.nl/gw/medewerkers/LMKoldau und http://uu.academia.edu/LindaMariaKoldau.

Lebenslauf und Publikationen: hier.

Aktuell:
Organisation des Kompetenz-Kolloquiums „Küstenschutz und Küstenkultur: Zur Integration kulturhistorischer Perspektiven in das internationale Coastal Zone Management“ am 11. Juli 2014 im Internationalen Begegnungszentrum der Universität Kiel (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Oliver Auge). Beschreibung und Informationen zur Anmeldung folgen in Kürze.

Neue Publikation:
Blog „Humanities and Ocean Research”, http://www.oceanblogs.org/humanitiesandoceanresearch/ 

Kurzbeschreibung des Forschungsprojekts:
In the course of history, major flood disasters have shaped the collective memory and identity of peoples whose roots are inseparably linked to the coast and the sea. Flood disasters constitute a permanent menace. They have a devastating impact on the community. They force the residents into a continual, common effort to cope with such disasters and to protect their residential and economic environment. Thus, flood disasters crucially contribute to the identity of population groups in the endangered regions.
This project aims to examine the strategies of protection, the process of coping with coastal flood disasters and formation of identity through the common experience of such disasters over an extended period of time. This will be done by taking a intercultural comparative approach to a cluster of events in the past sixty years, examining the storm floods of 1953 and 1962 in the North Sea region on the one hand and the Asian tsunamis of 2004 and 2011 on the other. The investigation puts a special focus on the change of interpretative strategies as discernable both in historical sources and in the presentation of flood disasters in film and the news media.

 

 


Prof. Dr. Linda Maria Koldau, Research Professor at Utrecht University, is affiliated to the Historisches Seminar as Marie Curie Fellow of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung Foundation. In the period 2013–2014 she is working on an interdisciplinary cultural historical project about the formation of identity in coastal regions through recurrent disasters such as storm surges and tsunamis.

Linda Maria Koldau has worked as professor of musicology at Universität Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and Aarhus University in Denmark (Knud Jeppesen Chair). She is now Marie Curie Fellow at Kiel University (Germany) and affiliated to the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University. Her award-winning publications on historical musicology and cultural history include books on Claudio Monteverdi, on music and nationalism, on women in the cultural life of the early modern period, on the submarine myth, on the Titanic, and on tsunamis.

For further information, cf. http://www.uu.nl/gw/medewerkers/LMKoldau and http://uu.academia.edu/LindaMariaKoldau.

CV and Publications: here

News:
Organization of the competence colloquium “Coastal Protection and Coastal Culture. On the Integration of Cultural Historical Perspectives into Interantional Coastal Zone Management” on July 11, 2014, in the Internationales Begegnungszentrum at Kiel University (together with Prof. Dr. Oliver Auge). Description and information about registration will follow.

Recently published:
Blog „Humanities and Ocean Research”, http://www.oceanblogs.org/humanitiesandoceanresearch/ 

Current Research Project:
In the course of history, major flood disasters have shaped the collective memory and identity of peoples whose roots are inseparably linked to the coast and the sea. Flood disasters constitute a permanent menace. They have a devastating impact on the community. They force the residents into a continual, common effort to cope with such disasters and to protect their residential and economic environment. Thus, flood disasters crucially contribute to the identity of population groups in the endangered regions.
This project aims to examine the strategies of protection, the process of coping with coastal flood disasters and formation of identity through the common experience of such disasters over an extended period of time. This will be done by taking a intercultural comparative approach to a cluster of events in the past sixty years, examining the storm floods of 1953 and 1962 in the North Sea region on the one hand and the Asian tsunamis of 2004 and 2011 on the other. The investigation puts a special focus on the change of interpretative strategies as discernable both in historical sources and in the presentation of flood disasters in film and the news media.