Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Free Lecture on the Architectural Heritage of the Berlin Wall and Peenemünde

Uta Mense of the Technical University of Cottbus in Germany will give a public lecture entitled "The Berlin Wall and Peenemünde: Traces of the Modern Heritage of 20th-Century Germany." Ms. Mense will discuss how modern GIS-based technology can help identify the remains of these sites and help us better understand their historical significance.

The talk will be on Tuesday, February 8th, at 7:30pm in Roberts Hall 419.

Ms. Mense is from Germany and previously worked as an architect in the Netherlands and Germany. She has completed the postgraduate master program, UNESCO "World Heritage Studies," and is now working as a project-manager for EU-funded intercultural projects and conducting research on the heritage of the space race, focusing on the United States, Russia/Kazakhstan, as well as its origins in Germany.