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Ports along the Danube

History, architecture, people

Current Events:

As part of the FSS Muni, Tamáska Máté will give a lecture on 27 March between 14:00 and 15:00 on the topic "Waterfront Komarno. National Port of a Small Town". The harbour of Komárno on the Slovakian side of the Danube between Bratislava and Budapest is still active despite its industrial character. There are debates about its future use, with the local government planning a promenade along the river. Sociologically, the planned disappearance of the port reflects the process of post-industrialisation, with the working class disappearing from urban spaces. Nevertheless, the harbour remains an important relic of the classic industrial cityscape along the Danube.

The Institute for Danubeswabian History and Regional Studies invites students to take part in this year's Springschool "Harbours on the Danube: History, Architecture and People". During the week from 16 to 19 April, various topics will be discussed from different perspectives on the subject of ports. Ports along the Danube will not only be analysed from an architectural and structural perspective. Ports are places of business and trade, spaces of cultural and political interaction, but also bearers of historical processes and developments and are therefore spaces with a deep spectrum of potential impact and message. As such, they require interdisciplinary approaches and a multi-perspective perspective for research, which the Springschool will convey and develop.

Program of the Springschool 2024

The project "Ports on the Danube: History, Architecture, People", funded by the Baden-Württemberg Foundation, focuses on the port facilities of the modern era with the quays that have been built since the 19th century, which enabled the construction of larger buildings and infrastructure on the water. When looking at the Danube ports, several areas overlap: technical progress (and the associated development of mobility - keyword steamship), urban development and social history (migration). We assume that since the 19th century the Danube ports have had similar infrastructure, architecture, social milieus, networks and communication opportunities as well as diverse and sometimes alternative uses. These similarities and interdependencies have shaped and continue to shape the tangible and intangible cultural heritage along the Danube. However, there were also differences in development between the ports, which are to be explained in the sense of a critical questioning of their homologous and different structures. Thanks to the interdisciplinary approach of the project, these can be researched, interpreted, communicated and put up for public discussion.

 

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    A révhez futó utcák Dunaföldváron. MNL MOL S 78 - 232. téka (1859) / Straßen zu Übergangstelle

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    A hídfő Dunaföldváron.  Fortepan 91070, adományozó UVATERV (1955)

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    A Duna-Tisza összekötését megvalósító ferenc csatorna a 18. századi Magyar Királyság legnagyobb vízügyi beavatkozása volt. 

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    Ansichstkarte um 1900 

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    Aus dem Buch: Dr. Kertai Ede et all: Magyarország nagyobb vízépítési műtárgyai – folyami kikötők (1971)

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    Historische Darstellung einer Ulmer Schachtel 

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    Toter Zweig bei Tolna.

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    A csepeli kikötő és ipartelepek Gonda Béla (1896) féle látványterve. In: Kertai E. Magyarország nagyobb vízépítési műtárgyai.

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    Privatsammlung Zolt Lazar

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    Fortepan 82485, adományozó: Budapest Főváros Levéltára HU.BFL.XV.19.d.1.07.161, Klösz György felvétele, 1900

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    Fortepan 82550, adományozó: Budapest Főváros Levéltára HU.BFL.XV.19.d.1.08.025, Klösz György felvétele, 1900

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    Privatsammlung Zolt Lazar

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    Privatsammlung Zolt Lazar

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    Privatsammlung Zolt Lazar

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    Privatsammlung Zolt Lazar

Program points of the project