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Publication Waddenland Outstanding

Amsterdam University Press released the book: 'Waddenland Outstanding; History, Landscape and Cultural Heritage of the Wadden Sea Region'. Editors are Linde Egberts and Meindert Schroor.

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The Wadden Sea Region is comprised of the embanked coastal marshes and islands in the Wadden Sea near Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands. This area retains an exceptional common history in all its aspects: archaeologically, economically, socially, and culturally. Its settlement history of more than two thousand years is unrivalled and still mirrored in the landscape. Even though it has never constituted a political unity, it still shares a landscape and cultural heritage. For example, the approaches to water management and associated societal organization developed in the region during the last millennium have set significant world standards. This book offers an overview of current research on history, landscape and cultural heritage of the Wadden Sea region.

In december 2016 the Waddenacademie — together with the German Nordfriisk Instituut (in Bredstedt) and the Danish Fiskeri- og Sjøfartmuseet (in Esbjerg) — organised the symposium Waddenland Outstanding  on the history, landscape and cultural heritage of the Wadden Sea region. This 17th symposium of the Waddenacademie took place from 1-3 December 2016 in Husum, North Frisia in Germany and was the first symposium of the Waddenacademie that was held outside the Netherlands. During the symposium, over 30 presentations were delivered to an audience of about 150 participants. The selected contributions are included in this book and offer a unique overview of the state of the art in cultural-historical research in the Wadden Sea region. See table of Contents (pdf).

Linde Egberts is cultural historian and geographer, specialized in the role of heritage in regional identities in contemporary Europe. She works as a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher Heritage Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Meindert Schroor is is a member of the board of the Dutch Waddenacademie (Wadden Academy) on the portfolio Society and Cultural History. He is a freelance geographer and historian, active at his own Bureau Varenius in Leeuwarden.

The book can be ordered via: https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789462986602/waddenland-outstanding

Amsterdam University Press
Landscape and Heritage Studies
November 2018
340 pages, 42 colour, 17 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978 94 6298 660 2
e-ISBN 978 90 4853 788 4
€105.00 / £90.00 / $130.00
€104.99 / £89.99 / $129.99