250 Years Alexander von Humboldt: Film Screening and Lecture with Dr. Sandra Rebok

October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019


Telus International Centre (TEL), 85 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton



Events Description

On the 250th anniversary of Humboldt’s birth, numerous events are being prepared on both sides of the Atlantic.

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research, Humboldt Foundation Liaison Office in Canada, and University of Alberta International invite you to explore Humboldt’s legacy with Dr. Sandra Rebok.

Her research over the last twenty years has concentrated on the history of science, with particular emphasis on scientific expeditions in the 19th century, Humboldtian studies, Atlantic history, intellectual and cultural history, as well as the analysis of networks of knowledge in an international context.

The event will include a Film Screening on Humboldt’s life at 11:00 a.m., followed by a free lunch at noon and a lecture by Dr. Sandra Rebok. In her talk, Dr. Rebok will evaluate Humboldt and his achievements, and explore how his key achievements can be defined, in which ways he differed from other explorers, and what we can still learn from Humboldt in facing the challenges of today.

All are welcome to join!



! This event is co-organized by the Humboldt Foundation Liaison Office in Canada, University of Alberta International, and the German-Canadian-Centre for Innovation and Research

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Date & Time: Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.


– Film Screening at 11:00 a.m.

– Lunch and Humboldt Foundation Programmes Information Session at 12:00 p.m.

– Lecture and discussion with Dr. Sandra Rebok at 12:30 p.m.

*If you cannot attend for the full three hours, feel free to choose the program elements that fit your schedule.

Venue: Room 134, Telus International Centre, 116 Street and 85 Avenue NW, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3

Paid Parking
Paid Parking is available behind HUB Mall
Public transport accessible
5 minute walk to University LRT or Bus station

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