Bunkse, Edmunds Valdemars

  Emeritus Professor of Humanistic Cultural Geography
Department of Geography
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716

Visiting Professor
Cultural - Humanities Geography
University of Latvia

Prof Edmunds Bunkse

I am in Provence, following in the footsteps of "the First Modern Man " Petrarch, who climbed Mt. Ventoux nearby in the 14 th century.


Education: Honors and Awards:
Special Assignments:

PUBLICATIONS: Most Recent to 1990

Books, Chapters in Books and Monographs, Edited Journal:

Refereed Articles and Essays

Selected Earlier Publications of Note:
1986 "Lost Homelands":  Ivan Doig, This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind (New York and London:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978); Siegfried Lenz, The Heritage (New York:  Hill and Wang, 1981), Review Essay, Landscape, Vol. 29:1 , 19-2
1979 "Latvian Folkloristics," Journal of American Folklore, 92:364, 196-214
2002     BBC Film for TV (presenter, with Sir David Attenborough & others), Great Natural Travellers: An Audience With Alexander von Humboldt”(BBC 2, London, one hour).
TV and Radio Productions, Interviews for Latvian Broadcasts, Riga, Latvia (in Latvian):
Latvian prime time LTV show (monthly, 80 min.), Culture Programmes Department (Production, with G. Podskocija, chief producer, director; fund raising, film crew travel arrangements, research, scripting, on camera, montaging, editing, translations from English and German):
1995 The Future of International Communications (sponsored by: British Cable & Wireless, Lattelecom; special segments: satellites and navigation, the information revolution and development; McLuhan and the future)
1994 U.S. Culture, History, People, Politics (secured $7,600 travel grant from Colgate Palmolive Co., to bring Latvian TV crew to U.S. Special segments: New York and writers; interview with C.E.O./President, Colgate Palmolive Co.; the skyscraper and the fallacy of assuming only "Americanization"; F. L. Wright and I.M. Pei; the Harley Davidson phenomenon; the Amish; American quilting culture; Washington D.C.: balance of the three branches of government; Annapolis; University of Delaware as a representative American school).
Denmark... (film crew travel funding; special segment writing: Danish folk and professional architecture; American jazz in Denmark)
1994 The Benelux Countries... (2 parts)
England... (special segments: David Hockney, Greenwich, 1960's British Art)
Tunisia... (research and arrangements for travel and filming in Tunisia)
1993 Austria... (special segment on Oskar Kokoschka, the Vienna Secession)
Germany... Also second broadcast: Four Cities in Germany: Lubeck, Bremen, Cologne, Berlin.
1992 U.S. Culture, History, People, Politics
Other Media Work:
1996 Interview, LTV: "Commentary on the Preferred Book List of Latvians and Western Culture."
1994 Interview, ITV: "Latvian Independence Day (Nov. 18): How Far Have We Come?"
1991 TV Interview: "How Western Intellectuals Perceive Latvia"
1990 TV Interview: "About Cultural Geography and My Task in Latvia"
TV Show Segment: "The Role of Adventure in Cultural Change"
TV Interview: "Perspectives of International Latvians on Themselves and on Latvia"
TV Show Segment: "The Art of Sculpture in The Outdoor Spaces of R§ga: A Critique"
Radio Interview for Show, What and Who We Are: "Future Intellectual Connections for Latvia"

          Radio Interview for Show, In The World of Science: "About Science and Latvia"

Teaching Repertoire Since 1980:

University of Delaware, Department of Geography

Public Lectures and Seminars

Participation at Conferences and Symposia

Keynote Addresses

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