Helena Rapp

Dipl.-Geogr. | Research Assistant | Ph.D. Student

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In her PhD thesis Helena Rapp deals with cultural strategies in the 20th and 21th century using the example of cultural broker and brokerage, focusing the Visual Arts. The project is supported by the TERRA Foundation for American Art with a Research Travel Grant.

Helena Rapp is member of the SoCuM junior group 1 "Immersive Spaces".

current publications

ESCHER, A., M. KARNER & H. RAPP (2019): „Cinematic Cruising” – mit dem „Traumschiff“ auf hoher See. In: PLIEN, M. (Ed.): Spielfilme geographisch sehen lernen – Filmische Narrationen aus fachwissenschaftlichen und didaktischen Perspektiven. Mainzer Kontaktstudium Geographie, Band 15, Mainz: 31-53. [information to purchase].

ESCHER, A., M. KARNER & H. RAPP (2019): Ernest Hemingway in Kuba. Die Kommodifizierung des US-Schriftstellers im sozialistischen Karibikstaat. In: Geographische Rundschau 7-8: 62-63.

ESCHER, A., M. KARNER & H. RAPP (2019): Boom-Branche Kreuzfahrttourismus. Gemachtes Paradies oder erzeugtes Inferno auf hoher See? In: Geographische Rundschau 71(4): 40-45.

complete publications list

Courses in Winter Term 2019/20

  • M3/M5-ED Introduction to Cartography, Course C
09/2019 Research Visit,University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA
 
09/2017-12/2017 Research Fellowship, USA (Research Travel Grant, TERRA Foundation for American Art)
 
09/2016-10/2016 Research Visit, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA (Intramural Research Funding)
 
since 07/2016 Research Assistant at the Institute of Geography, University Mainz
 
since 11/2014 Ph.D. Student at the Institute of Geography, University Mainz
 
01/2015-06/2016 Project Manager and Research Assistant at the Ada-Lovelace Project, University Mainz
 
09/2014-12/2014 Research Assistant at the Institute of Geography, University Mainz
 
05/2014 Graduation with a Diploma in Geography at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Subject of the Master‘s Thesis: “Staged Alpine Romatic or Postmodern ‘Alpculture’? Effects on Cultural Tourism by the Example of the Municipality Lenk/Simmental, Switzerland.”
 
2011-2013 Student Assistant of Prof. Dr. Anton Escher
 
2006-2014 Student of Geography and History with Minors in Economics and Political Sciences at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
 
2005 High School Graduation (‘Abitur’) at Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium, Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Research Interest

Cultural and Social Geography, Cultural Studies, Geography of Art/Artgeography, Tourism, emprical

Regional focus: USA

 

Research Project

(Inter-)Cultural Strategies in the 20th & 21st Century - Cultural Brokerage (PhD Project)

Winter term 2019/20
  • M3/M5-ED Introduction to Cartography, Course D
Summer term 2019
  • M8 Theories and Methods of Human Geography Austria, Course A, Training
    (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
  • M11/M9-ED Regional Seminar + Excursion "USA - Route 66"
    (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
  • M1-MA Project Seminar: Tack a Map
    (headed by Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
Winter term 2018/19
  • M2/M2ED Human Geography I, Course A (economic geography)
  • M3/M5ED Introduction to Cartography, Course C
  • M3/M5ED Introduction to Cartography, Course D
  • M11/M9-ED Regional Seminar + Excursion "Caribbean Islands"
    (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Dipl.-Geogr. Marie Karner)
Summer term 2018
  • M2/M2ED Human Geography II, Course A (urban, rural and social geography)
  • M13/M15alt Atmospheres and Affects in Human Geography, Seminar (with Dr. Rainer Kazig)
  • M13/M15alt Atmospheres and Affects in Human Geography, Practical Training (with Dr. Rainer Kazig)
Summer term 2017
  • M2/M2ED Human Geography II, Course C (urban, rural and social geography)
  • M2/M2ED Human Geography II, Course D (urban, rural and social geography)
  • M4/M8-ED Research Methods in Human Geography, Course C (Practical Training)
Summer term 2016
  • M4/M8-ED Research Methods in Human Geography, Course A (Practical Training)
  • M4/M8-ED Research Methods in Human Geography, Course B (Practical Training)
  • M3-MA Geographies of Cultural Globalization Processes, Seminar
    (headed by Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
Winter term 2015/16
  • M3/M5-ED Introduction to Cartography, Course D
Summer term 2015
  • M3-MA Geographies of Cultural Globalization Processes, Seminar
    (headed by Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
Winter term 2014/15
  • M3 / M5-ED Introduction to Cartography, Course 2
  • M3 / M5-ED Introduction to Cartography, Course 3

 

 

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