4 july 22, reading and discussion with timo feldhaus
On 4 July, author and journalist Timo Feldhaus presented his book of historical fiction on the eruption of the Mount Tambora volcano (Sumbawa, modern Indonesia) in 1815. The eruption was the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history, and it induced climatic, social and artistic repercussions that affected the entire planet for years. Together with Urs Büttner, a scholar of literature, Feldhaus discussed the event as a moment of global rupture that demonstrates the dis:connections between the weather, climate and artistic production. For more information about the book click here.
Discussant: Urs Büttner is a literary scholar at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and currently working on a global history of literary meteorology.
The event was organised and moderated by Hanni Geiger and Burcu Dogramaci.