Functions of 1914-1918 war diaries from the war in alpine territory as archives on the relationship between war and the use of natural resources such as wood

Segesser, Daniel Marc (21 August 2019). Functions of 1914-1918 war diaries from the war in alpine territory as archives on the relationship between war and the use of natural resources such as wood (Unpublished). In: Boundaries of/in Environmental History: Panel – Crossing Boundaries and Using Sources in a new manner: War, science and the use of wood between epochs and historiographies in East Central Europe. Tallinn. 21.-25. August 2019.

Ever since the 1980ties war diaries have begun to become an important source for a history of war from below (Wette 1992) and have ever since offered many new insights on the experience of war. So far, however, the soldier’s experience of the use of natural resources such as wood has not been at the centre of historical research that is working with war diaries. On the background of a historiography that has stressed the heroic fight of man against nature in the war in alpine territory this contribution wonders to what extent war diaries can help to transcend the boundaries that still seem to exist in the interrelation between man and the use of natural resources such as wood in war. It focuses on the one hand on the description of the use of wood and the perception of the use of this natural resource in a number of diaries from the First World War on the alpine front, and wonders on the other to what extent such diaries can give us more information on the use of natural resources such as wood in war time periods

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Segesser, Daniel

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daniel Segesser

Date Deposited:

12 Nov 2019 10:52

Last Modified:

12 Nov 2019 10:52

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/134870

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