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First day of class

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“Ich bin ein Gutenberger!”: The Last Supper at The Twelve Apostles

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 9:30 p.m. So, we had our farewell dinner tonight at the Twelve Apostles restaurant and bar around the corner from the NH Hotel in Frankfurt. Our wakeup call is 6 a.m., and we board the bus to the airport at 7:30. Our 9-hour flight to Dulles begins at 11:30 a.m. and […]
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At long last – Gutenberg!

We finally made it to Mainz on Tuesday where Johannes Gutenberg, namesake of our course, invented movable type in the 1450s. You’d think a class called Gutenberg to the Web would have visited Gutenberg’s hometown before now, but the geography of our travels works out better this way. We also think there is value in […]
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Old meets new in frigid Frankfurt

Monday was a peculiar day for Frankfurters. Overnight snow and freezing rain accumulated on wires that run the city’s street cars, turning the trams into snow-covered statues. Some area children got the day off from school, and the winter weather delayed the commute for a good number of the estimated 500,000 who come into this […]
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A quick reflection on reflecting

Sunday evening in Frankfurt was set aside for debriefing the class on some of the recent sites we’ve visited. Students did research last fall on the Nuremberg rally grounds and resulting trials there, on Dachau, and so on. We have had those groups speak to the rest of the class throughout the journey and compare […]
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Random shots

We’ve arrived in Frankfurt and we will post some new photos after our walking tour tomorrow. Tonight, we thought we would put up some random shots that don’t fit any particular category, but reflect the Gutenberg journey as a whole.
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Munich: From the ancient to the high tech

Munich was a day trip by DB train from Nuremberg on Saturday the 19th. Temperatures hovered in the low 20s and snow was abundant, as it has been for the past few days. In past Januarys we lodged in Munich, but this year a construction industry convention was in town taking up most of the […]
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Communicating evil

Usually, our students are quite boisterous (usually in a very good way) as we walk from point to point on our daily adventures. Today, they were virtually silent as we explored the hell that was the Dachau concentration camp. Many readers of this blog are familiar with the basics: As the first Nazi concentration camp, […]
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Wash day has never been so much fun

Washing clothes at Trommerwirbel waschcafe in Nuremberg wasn’t a chore. The owner/manager was delightful, and showed the three students who accompanied the professors to the retro laundromat a photo she had taken of the horde of 20 or so of our students who were in the night before. As much fun as the upper floor […]
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It’s still snowing…

Scott, Jocelyn, and Alex are sitting with Makemson and me in Trommerwirbel waschcafe in Nuremberg getting our laundry done. Most of the class came yesterday, after taking some well deserved naps. It’s retro, with 1960s chairs, 1970s pillows, and American music from all over the place. Snow began falling early Wednesday evening and it hasn’t […]
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