Forster Summer School 2019

This year, the Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Geography and Geosciences is organizing the second Forster Summer School. This event offers Bachelor and Master students the opportunity to establish an international network and participate in interdisciplinary knowledge transfer. They get to know Mainz as a place to study and develop their language and cultural skills. The topic of the upcoming event will be Alexander von Humboldt.

Alexander von Humboldt has been an important figure in various scientific disciplines, but also in public debate and discourse. The bestselling novel Measuring the World and its film adaptation bear witness to this. While Humboldt was marginalised for a long time in the German-speaking world, there was a permanent awareness of the great natural and cultural scientist in many other countries. In 2019, the year of Humboldt´s 250th birthday, the Forster Summer School will systematically analyze and highlight the paths, works and effects of this outstanding researcher, scholar and writer as well as examine connections and cross-connections within the disciplines of our Faculty.

The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD supports the Forster Summer School with providing 15 scholarships for non-German foreign students. The scholarship covers the travel expenses to Mainz (according to the DAAD travel allowances) and partly the accommodation. Please contact the project assistant Johannes Muecke for finding low budget accommodation in Mainz.

In case you intend to apply for a DAAD-supported Forster Summer School grant you have to

  • add a proof of your student status (matriculation copy or confirmation from your institute),
  • provide additional information on your motivation to participate

 

Date: 26th July until 06th August 2019

Registration Deadline: 30th April 2019

Participation Fee: 99,00 Euro

Friday 26th July 2019 Individual Arrival and Registration
Saturday 27th July 2019 Get Together
09.00 am – 1.00 pm Brunch Senatssaal NatFak (Room 07-232)
2.30 am  – 4.30 pm Rafting Rafting Tour
Sunday 28th July 2019 Exploring Mainz
09.00 am – 12.30 pm Language Course Senatssaal NatFak (Room 07-232)
12.30 am – 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm Language Exercises City Center of Mainz
4.30 pm – 6.30 pm Fringe event City & Quest
Monday 29th July 2019 Official Opening
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Language Course Senatssaal NatFak (Room 07-232)
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch Zentralmensa
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm Official Welcome Dean of the Faculty 09
2.30 pm – 3.15 pm Lecture

“The natural scientist Alexander von Humboldt – His goals in natural history, methods, and results

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Knobloch (TU Berlin)

3.15 pm – 4.00 pm Discussion
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm Coffee break
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm Panel Discussion Prof. Dr. Eberhard Knobloch (TU Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Anton Escher (JGU, Mainz)
Prof. Dr. Tanja Schirmeister (JGU, Mainz)
Prof. Dr. Tobias Reich (JGU, Mainz)
Dr. Klemens Seelos (JGU, Mainz)
Tuesday 30th July 2019 Discovering the Campus
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Campustour
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch Zentralmensa
14:00 – 16:00 Film Analysis “Measuring the World” – Detlev Buck
“Humboldt and the Rediscovery of Nature”
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm Coffee break
4.30 pm – 6.00 pm Discussion and Practical Exercises
6.30 pm – 8.00 pm Fringe event Stadium Tour Opel-Arena
Wednesday 31st July 2019 Humboldt and Geosciences
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Language Course Senatssaal NatFak (Room 07-232)
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch Zentralmensa
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm Lecture “The release of methane hydrate as a consequence of climate change”
Dr. Klemens Seelos (JGU, Mainz)
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm Discussion
Thursday 01st August 2019 Humboldt and Pharmaceutical Sciences
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Language Course Senatssaal NatFak (Room 07-232)
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch Zentralmensa
2.30 pm – 3.30 pm Lecture Alexander von Humboldt´s Contribution to Pharmaceutical Sciences”
Prof. Dr. Tanja Schirmeister (JGU, Mainz)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Efferth (JGU, Mainz)
3.30 pm - 4.00 pm Discussion
4.30 pm - 6.30 pm Fringe Event Visiting the University Sport
Friday 02nd August 2019 Excursion
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Language Course Senatssaal NatFak (Room 07-232)
1.00 am – 2.00 pm Lunch Canteen juwi AG
2.00 am – 4.30 pm Excursion Visiting the company juwi AG
Saturday 03rd August 2019 Humboldt and Globalization
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Practical Exercises “Humboldt from a cultural-geographical point of view”
Prof. Dr. Anton Escher (JGU, Mainz)
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm – 5.30 pm Practical Exercises
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm Fringe event Trip through the vineyards and winetasting
Sunday 04th 2019 Excursions
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Excursion Visiting the messel pit
Monday 05th August 2019 Conclusion
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Language Course Senatssaal NatFak (Room 07-232)
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch Zentralmensa
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm Panel Discussion Prof. Dr. Anton Escher (JGU, Mainz)
Prof. Dr. Tanja Schirmeister (JGU, Mainz)
Prof. Dr. Tobias Reich (JGU, Mainz)
Dr. Klemens Seelos (JGU, Mainz)
4.30 pm - 8.00 pm Fringe event Barbecue on the Geowiese
Tuesday 06th August 2019 Individual Departure