Media

Moritz von Brescius is regularly consulted for radio interviews and documentaries. He also works with different museums to help curate exhibitions that reach wide audiences. His outreach activities include:

Organizer of the online exhibition ‘Gustav Mann and Bioprospecting in West Africa 1859-1863: A Digital History Compilation’ at omeka.unibe.ch/s/bioprospecting/page/Home, the collaborative result of a palaeography class taught in the fall of 2019 at the University of Bern, 31.03.2020

‘Kleine Weltgeschichte des Kautschuks’, evening lecture event, Johann Jabocs Museum, Zurich, 24.09.2019

‘The art of expeditionary science: Asia in the images of the Schlagintweit Brothers’, Research Videos of Fellows, Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, 26.06.2019

Public Book Launch, with Prof. Rebekka Habermas: ‘Die Expeditionen der Gebrüder Schlagintweit’, Bern, 15.05.2019

Evening lecture: ‘Naturgemälde und Kulturforschung: die Reisen der Brüder Schlagintweit in Indien und dem Himalaya’, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, 26.4.2019

Radio Interview: ‘Zwischen Kulturforschung und Kolonialprogramm: die Reisen der Brüder Schlagintweit: Ein Gespräch mit dem Wissenschaftshistoriker Moritz von Brescius’, rbb kulturradio, 26.04.2019

Lecture on ‘Indo-German Relations in History and Memory’, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi, India, 02.04.2018

Radio Interview, Topic: ‘Entdecker ohne Ruhm – Indigene Helfer auf Forschungsreisen europäische Expeditionen’, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ‘Radio Wissen’, 3.12.2018

‘Entdeckungsreise und Kolonialprogramm. Die Schlagintweits zwischen Humboldtschen Ambitionen und den Erwartungen der East India Company. Expertengespräch & Führung durch Museumsausstellung’, Alpine Museum, Munich, 18.06.2015

Radio Interview: ‘Deutsche Weltreisende vom 16. bis ins 21. Jahrhundert’, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 29.05.2015

Opening lecture to the Public Exhibition ‘Über den Himalaya. Die Expedition der Brüder Schlagintweit nach Indien und Zentralasien 1854 bis 1858’, Alpine Museum, Munich, 18.03.2015.

Paid co-curator and scientific advisor to a major, eighteen-months museum exhibition ‘Über den Himalaya. Die Expedition der Brüder Schlagintweit nach Indien und Zentralasien 1854 bis 1858’, Alpine Museum, Munich, March 2013 till September 2014.

(Reviewed, inter alia, in FAZ, SZ, SZ(2), SZ(3), BR, SWR, DAMALS, and 80 regional newspapers and journals)

General contributions to science

Co-Founder and organiser of the research project ‘Cultural Brokers and their Networks: 1700 to the Present’, between the universities of Konstanz (Germany) and Cambridge (UK), funded by the ‘DAAD-University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies’, 2016-2018.

Contributor to the DAAD funded research project: ‘Germany and the World in the Age of Globalization: Cultural Exchanges, Mutual Perceptions’, Cambridge (UK), 10/2012-06/2014

Principal Founder and coordinator of the Imperial History Working Group, European University Institute, Florence 11/2011-09/2012

Other artefacts with documented use

Principal Investigator of the Research Project, ‘The Art of Expeditionary Science: Asia in the Images of the Schlagintweit Brothers’, Zukunftskolleg University of Konstanz, in cooperation with the Alpine Museum, Munich. Output: High-Resolution Digitisation of 302 historical watercolours and sketches produced by the brothers Schlagintweit in India and High Asia as open access research material.