Category Archives: Hamburg

dh2012 pictures

Posted on August 6, 2012 by admin in Conference,Hamburg,Social Events

It’s more than 2 weeks now since the DH2012 officially ended. We are still recovering from this amazing experience, but have meanwhile collected some first photo impressions. You can find the DH2012 in pictures here. Dear photographers, please come forward, in case you have any more to add!

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rock ‘n’ rolling the Rickmer Rickmers

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Imke in Hamburg,Social Events

We hope you had as much fun at the conference banquet as the local organizing team and our student assistants did! More than 200 DH 2012 delegates enjoyed excellent food, fine drinks and the great show of Hamburg’s one and only Surf Band Skuzzlebuzz! The crowd was dancing and the party went on until past midnight – but for sure today’s sessions are as exciting as the other ones and you’ll stay awake until the closing session at 16:00.

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dragon boating on the alster

Posted on July 15, 2012 by admin in Conference,Hamburg,Social Events

Participants  in today’s day-long ADHO executive committee meeting had to put in an unexpected extra hour of hard work by paddling the local organizers across the Alster lake and then through 25 kms of canals in 3 dragonboats. (They should have known better though: one of Hamburg’s partner cities is Shanghai.) Luckily none of the boats capsized – so for now we can still expect the rest of the DH2012 program to go ahead as planned. Here are some first impressions:

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wet but beautiful hamburg!

Posted on July 14, 2012 by Imke in Hamburg

Believe it, Hamburg is a beautiful city, even when it’s raining.  The weather forecast has unfortunately crushed the hope to present our hometown from its best side (actually the sunny side). Anyway: if you have already arrived in Hamburg and don’t know what to do until the conference finally starts, we collected some of our favorite cultural activities, sports events and other things going on these days in the event calendar

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historical campus tour

Posted on July 10, 2012 by admin in Hamburg,Social Events,Venue

While walking around the campus, you might stumble right into them: cobble stones embedded in the sidewalk pavement, the so-called ‘Stolpersteine’. These monuments created by Gunter Demnig commemorate Jewish Life in the university’s neighbourhood. You can hear the full story and even more about the university’s history on the historical campus tour on Wednesday, July 18. Sign up now, because this tour is limited to only 20 participants!

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child care at dh2012

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Imke in Conference,Hamburg

Are you planning to bring your kids to DH 2012? You don’t know who can take care of them while you are attending the conference? We have been busy finding a solution and we have come up with two great possibilities for child care during your stay in Hamburg.

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From Goethe to illusions of swan lake – State Theatres in Hamburg

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Mareike in Hamburg

In monumental historical buildings, in old factories and even on the street – one may find the performing arts everywhere in Hamburg. There are Cabarets and Varietés in „St. Pauli“, the „HafenCity“ or the „Kampnagel“-factory in the less central quarter of „Winterhunde“ and there is even an English Theatre in the „Mundsburg“ district. But the three biggest and most frequented theatres in town are the state theatres: „Deutsches Schauspielhaus“, „Thalia-Theater“ and „Staatsoper“, all of which together consist of two houses with long-standing drama-traditions and the opera house.

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The Sound of Hamburg

Posted on July 6, 2012 by Mareike in Hamburg

Frankfurt has got one, Cologne has got one and, of course, Hamburg has got one too – a school of its own. As for Frankfurt it‘s the socio-philosophic »Frankfurter Schule« around Adorno and Horkheimer. Cologne’s answer has been a literary circle including Rolf Dieter Brinkmann and Dieter Wellershoff in the 1970s. In contrast to these, the artists of the »Hamburger Schule« are still quite alive today. »Blumfeld« (»Flowerfield« in Englisch), »Die Sterne« (»The Stars«) and »Die goldenen Zitronen« (»The Golden Lemons«) are pop bands transporting intellectual discourses into music.

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The Fishmarket and the wicker basket

Posted on July 4, 2012 by Mareike in Hamburg

Almost everyone in Hamburg has one. A very simple and cheap looking wicker basket. They are the lovingly collected testimonies of our fishmarket experiences. Every sunday from 7:00 am to 9:30 am around 70.000 people meet near the »Landungsbrücken« to buy fresh fruit or vegetables, flowers and (of course) fish. The market traders shout and haggle while many happy looking customers carry their bargains home in wicker baskets.

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Hamburg‘s retro-party of the year …

Posted on July 2, 2012 by Mareike in Hamburg

is announced like this: »pneumatic tube for you!« Sounding archaic, it comes via e-mail – and fits an event that will beam you back to the swinging 20s and 30s. Four times a year Hamburg‘s Gentlemen put on penguin suits and silk hats. Ladys go out in charleston dresses, wearing feathers in their hair. At the underground station »Feldstraße« one meets the most colourful partypeople.

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