Friday, 2 December 2011

09.00-10.30 Second Session: Chemistry and Industrial Clusters

  • Christian Kleinschmidt (Philipps-University Marburg): Rhine or Schelde? Bayers Decision to locate in Antwerp and its Role as a Gateway to the World Market 1961-1979
  • Ralf Banken (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main): The Developement of the West European Pipeline Network and its Implications for the Chemical Industry in the Rhine Economy 1938-1975
  • Margrit Mueller (University of Zurich): Internationalisation of the Swiss Chemical Industry 1950-2000

Discussant: Ernst Homburg (University of Maastricht)

11.00-12.30 Third Session: Transport and Logistics

  • Monika Dommann (University of Basel): Waterways and Warehouses.
  • Ingo Heidbrink (Rachel Carson Center/Old Dominion University Norfolk): Tankers on the Rhine and other inland waterways - from barges in tow to supertankers (1950 - ca. 1980)
  • Martijn van der Horst (Technical University of Delft): Coordination in hinterland transport chains: a major challenge for the seaport community

Discussant: Richard Coopey (London School of Economics)

Saturday, 3 December 2011

09.00-10.30 Fourth Session: European Integration

  • Klara Paardenkooper (Erasmus University Rotterdam): European cooperation in rail container transport. European Rail Networks: CEMT, Interfirma, Intercontainer, Interfrigo, Europool
  • Hisashi Watanabe (Kyoto University): The Euregios on the Dutch-German Border -- Transitional zone between Randstad and Rhine-Ruhr?
  • Christopher Kobrak (ESCP Europe, Paris): From Rhine to Transnational Finance: The Role of Regionalism in InternationalBanking, 1950-1980

Discussant: Joost Jonker (University of Utrecht)

11.00-12.30 Fifth Session: The Rhine as an Environmental System (sponsored by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich)

  • Christoph Bernhardt (Leibniz-Institut fur Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung e.V. (IRS), Erkner): From pipe to riverscape: Environmental problems and perceptions of the Upper Rhine during the "trente glorieuses" (1945-1975) from a transnational perspective.
  • Miriam Gassner (University of Gttingen): Economic lifelines or ecological menace? Transnational crude oil pipelines and environmental protests in the Lake Constance area in the 1960s.
  • Cornelis Disco (University of Twente): From the Chemicals Convention to the Rhine Action Plan (1976-1986): The power of positive thinking.

Discussant: Uwe Luebken (Rachel Carson Center/Ludwig Maximilian University Munich)



Thursday, 1 December 2011

14.00-14.15 Introduction: Dieter Ziegler (Ruhr-University Bochum)

14.15-15.00 Key Note Speaker: Ray Stokes (University of Glasgow)
Oil on the Rhine: Origins and Location of a New Industry

15.30-17.00 First Session: Oil: a New Basis for the Rhine Economy

  • Marten Boon (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Energy transition and the changing patterns of oil transportation in the Rhine basin; the case of Royal Dutch/Shell
  • Ben Wubs (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Royal Dutch Shell in Germany 1945-1960: Recovery and Expansion

Discussant: Alfred Reckendrees (Copenhagen Business School)

17.30-18.00 Key Note Speaker: Hein Klemann (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
River Dependence.