Media response

The 200th anniversary makes headlines

Whether radio, newspaper or social media: the GDNÄ’s anniversary meeting is arousing the interest of journalists in the Leipzig region and far beyond. On this page we inform you about current contributions and provide background information.

Thursday, 8. September 2022: Science blog of the Viennese “Standard”

In a vividly illustrated blog post peppered with many interesting details “Research in dialogue: Two centuries of meetings”, Thomas Hofmann highlights highlights of the GDNÄ meetings in Austria. Austria was a frequently visited conference venue, with Vienna in first place (1832, 1856, 1894, 1913, 1966), followed by Innsbruck (1869, 1924, 1978), Graz (1843, 1875) and Salzburg (1881, 1909). For example, Thomas Hofmann writes about the great Vienna Congress in 1913:

“The fourth congress in Vienna attracted more than 5,000 congress participants and congress attendees to the capital in September 1913. The city was all about the sciences. ‘One encounters them, now everywhere in the city, the German natural scientists and physicians, and one is pleased to meet them,’ wrote the feature writer Paul Zifferer in the Neue Freie Presse.”

Thomas Hofmann is head of the library, publishing house and archive of the Austrian Austrian Geological Survey.

Impressionen vom Vorbereitungstreffen des Schülerprogramms im Juni 2022 in Leipzig.

© Wissenschaftsblog des Wiener „Standard“

Screenshot “Research in dialogue: Two centuries of meetings”

Thursday, 8. September 2022: Report about the student programme on MDR

In its news programme “Sachsenspiegel”, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), will broadcast a report on the GDNÄ students’ program on 8 September from 19:00. It shows how students at Leipzig’s Goethe Grammar School are preparing for their performance at the opening of the 200th anniversary celebrations. The camera crew also accompanies them to their presentation entitled “We only have one world” in the Congress Hall at Leipzig Zoo. The feature will be available in the media library for a week and also later on request.

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In its news programme “Sachsenspiegel”, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), will broadcast a report on the GDNÄ students’ program on 8 September from 19:00.
Impressionen vom Vorbereitungstreffen des Schülerprogramms im Juni 2022 in Leipzig.

© GDNÄ

6 September 2022: Students on the day before the presentation “We only have one world” at the Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig.

From Thursday, 8. September 2022: Pictures and texts on Instagram

The GDNÄ’s own Instagram channel @gdnae.society provides current impressions of the conference events in Leipzig. The contributions come from a young team from Stuttgart Media University: Gloria Gamarnik, Lena Dagenbach and Maren Krämer, three students from the Crossmedia Editing/Public Relations course. The project is led by Dr. Alexander Mäder, science journalist and professor at the Media University. The focus of the reporting is the GDNÄ’s student program.

Assembly hashtag: #gdnae200

11 August 2022: Kulturblog “Leipzig-Lese” on Lorenz Oken and the founding of the GDNÄ

In a detailed article, Saxon science journalist Dr Konrad Lindner deals with the founding history of the GDNÄ and its further development. The text, which appeared on the Leipzig-Lese portal, takes us through the contributions of Schelling, Oken, Oerstedt and Carus to Einstein and Heisenberg and to today’s Leipzig philosophers who have expressed their views on idealist-romantic natural philosophy and German idealism.

Impressionen vom Vorbereitungstreffen des Schülerprogramms im Juni 2022 in Leipzig.

© Leipzig-Lese

Screenshot “Lorenz Oken rief Naturforscher und Ärzte für 1822 nach Leipzig”

Friday, 9 September 2022: Article in the Leipziger Volkszeitung

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Impressionen vom Vorbereitungstreffen des Schülerprogramms im Juni 2022 in Leipzig.

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Litfass column in Leipzig: All citizens are cordially invited to attend the GDNÄ meeting.