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‚Hunza Matters. Ordering and bordering between ancient and new Silk Roads‘

Since the mid-19th century, boundary-making in the Pamirian Crossroads had involved the redefining of contested spheres of influence between Great Britain and Russia. Remote mountain microstates had enjoyed a comparatively high degree of autonomy from their immediate neighbours. The incorporation of the Hunza Valley into the British-Kashmirian realm followed a successful military intervention. The colonial project has significantly affected living conditions in the Hunza Valley. Hunza matters addresses the transformation from four perspectives. First, the changing physical infrastructure are analysed from a road perspective. Initially, pack animals and porterage were involved in crossing high passes. Daring geostrategic projects emerged, shedding light on early plans for connecting British India with China by motor road. Much later the Karakoram Highway was built. The latest stage of infrastructure development is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Second, environmental resource utilisation strategies have changed over time. Emphasis has shifted from a predominantly agriculture-based economy towards a market-oriented income generation including extractivism, remittances and services. Third, bordering and ordering is strongly linked to actors and factors. Fourth, new light is shed on prevalent myths that are associated with Alexander the Great and the Silk Roads, longevity and an ideal state. A developmentalism discourse has been transformed in Chinese occupation narrative. All four perspectives are displayed on the basis of archival evidence that has been collected from a wide range of sources, augmented by empirical material collected during four decades.

Apr 01, 2020 | Centre for Development Studies

Von der geographischen Entwicklungsforschung zu einer Geographie gesellschaftlicher Transformationen. Theoretische Überlegungen und ein empirisches Beispiel aus dem Alpenraum

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Kirsten Koop (Université Grenoble Alpes) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

Jan 21, 2020 | Centre for Development Studies

Skalenübergreifende Fernerkundung als Monitoringtool von Biomasse und Kohlenstoff im Anthropozän

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Lukas Lehnert (LMU Munich) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, November 19 th , 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

Oct 31, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Gilgit-Baltistan

Lecture by Hafiz-ur Rahman (Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, July 9 th , 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

Jul 03, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

Shifting Foodscapes in High Asia

Lecture by Dr Andrei Dörre (University of Vienna) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, July 2 th , 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

Jun 19, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

The moral economy of Assam's tea production: On the negotiation of justice between different interest groups for tea plantation labourers

Lecture by Dr. Anna-Lena Wolf ( Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg ) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, June 26, 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

Jun 18, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

Micronations around the world – Königreiche zum Selbermachen

Lecture by Dr. Sandra Petermann in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202

Jun 06, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

Ethnomusicological Research in the Pamirs

Lecture by Prof. Richard Kent Wolf (Harvard University) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, June 04, 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202

May 28, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

Transnationalism and migration networks between north-eastern Pakistan and Kuwait

Lecture by Dr. Antía Mato Bouzas (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

May 08, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

Kognitive Diagramme als Forschungsmethode am Beispiel von Buenos Aires als Gateway City des argentinischen Öl-und Gassektors

Lecture by Dr. Sören Scholvin (FU Berlin, Anthropogeographie) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

Apr 15, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

Untangling Wakhan Quadrangle

"Untangling Wakhan Quadrangle" by Aziz Ali Dad. In this article he reviewed books by Prof. Dr. Kreutzmann and his wife Sabine Felmy, published in "The High Asia Herald" , March 2019. For download please see pdf.

Apr 11, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

Mountain tourism at the highest elevations: The case of Karakoram, Pakistan

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Irena Mrak (College of Environmental Protection Velenje, Slovenia) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

Apr 09, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

Digital Entrepreneurship in Africa

Lecture by Dr. Nicolas Friederici (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, February 05, 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

Jan 24, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

Mehr Fisch als Seide? China's maritime Seidenstraßeninitiative und ihre Bedeutung für die Nutzung mariner biologischer Ressourcen

Lecture by Dr. Henryk Alff (Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

Jan 17, 2019 | Centre for Development Studies

Arabische Touristen in Zell am See-Kaprun - Motive, Erwartungen und Herausforderungen

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Nadine Scharfenort (FU Berlin, Anthropogeographie) in the context of the "Geographic Colloquium, Institute of Geographical Sciences" at the FU Berlin, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 12:00 c.t., Geo-Campus Lankwitz, building G, room G 202.

Oct 17, 2018 | Centre for Development Studies

Human and political costs of CPEC on Gilgit Baltistan and beyond

Joint Hudson Institute & UNPO Conference discusses "Human and political costs of CPEC on Gilgit-Baltistan and beyond". On 5 September 2018, the Hudson Institut together with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) convened a conference in Washington, DC. Hosted and moderated by Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Eric Brown, the event saw presentations by Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann, Professor of Human Geography at Freie Universität Berlin, and Husain Haqqani, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States and currently Senior Fellow at Hudson Institut.

Sep 12, 2018 | Centre for Development Studies