THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF DEATH AND COMMEMORATION OF THE LUXEMBOURG-GERMAN BORDER REGION

during the 20th century

 

The thesis represents a historic-archaeological analysis of gravestone data, archival records and ethnographic data of four selected cemeteries of the Luxembourg-German border region, i.e. Walferdange (L), Wormeldange (L), Wincheringen (D) and Konz (D), permitting a comparison of relatively similar cemeteries on an approximate similar latitude and the respective development of still visible grave markers during the 20th century. By applying a multi-method approach, including geospatial analysis and MAXQDA for the analysis of archival and ethnographic data, similarities and differences between the cemetery populations on both sides of the border can be identified and correlated to parallel or distinguish historic developments.

2015-2019 

Doctoral candidate:
Christoph Klaus Streb

Supervisors:
Sonja Kmec
David Petts

Funding:
FNR