Humboldt today – celebrating the anniversary of a discoverer and networker
The Hamburg Center of Natural History (CeNak) is joining in the celebrations to mark the anniversary year. In the exhibition "Humboldt lives!", the Zoological Museum and the Botanical Garden of the University of Hamburg cast a light on Humboldt's expedition to South America.More
If Humboldt were on Twitter today
He liked to formulate succinct sentences and deliver punch lines. He took a stand against slavery, colonialism and environmental destruction. What stance would Humboldt take on current issues? We present his quotes in a new light.More
Happy Birthday, Alex!
Our network and our staff honour the memory of the man after whom our foundation is named.More
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BCM Award for Humboldt heute
The website commemorating Humboldt's 250th birthday was singled out for the 2019 Best of Content Market (BCM) Award in Hamburg. Georg Scholl, representing the Humboldt Foundation, and Birgit Metzner, Deputy Managing Director of the Foundation’s partner agency Raufeld Medien, accepted the award in the Specials Digital category.More
Where is the safe space for humanity?
In the winter of 1827/28, Alexander von Humboldt presented his famous Kosmos lectures in Berlin. Berlin's Humboldt University is revisiting the series in the anniversary year. The lecture series features talks by a number of pioneering scientists. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Brazilian environmental physicist Paulo Artaxo spoke at the opening event about Humboldt as an idol and climate change.More