El Agua - IV. Simposio de Libros, Viajes y Viajeros

Our Symposium will focus on water related themes of all centuries.

Key facts

Agua, water, Wasser, literature, human rights, arts, religion, discovery, conquest, poetry, legal aspects, travel, stroies, body, cure, film, technology, food
01/01/22 - Until further notice


IV Symposium Books, Travels, Travelers and The Discourse of Water

July 11 – 15, 2022

European University of Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany

The IV International Symposium: Books, Travel and Travelers and the Discourse of Water will to be held from July 11-15, 2022 at the main campus of the European University of Flensburg in Germany.

A group of highly qualified academics and researchers will be gathering in the city of Flensburg to exchange their rich literary and cultural knowledge, and expertise in the topics of the Symposium.


+49 461 805 3063
Gebäude Oslo
OSL 338
Auf dem Campus 1
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
Information about your stay in Flensburg
  • If you haven't booked a hotel yet, you can find information here
  • The Symposium will be held during daytime hours to allow participants time to visit nearby historical and cultural sites. → For some first impressions of Flensburg click here. 
  • Following the Symposium, you can participate in a trip to the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein (1 day, July 15) or book a two-day-excursion to Copenhagen/Danmark (July 15 + 16).


Our Symposium will focus on water related themes of all Centuries, including but not limited to:

  • Acts of violence and revenge in modern literature related to Water.
  • Human rights and Water.
  • Water in the areas of politics, the arts, and religion.
  • Water in historical events, from the Discovery, Conquest and Colonial periods to the XXI Century.
  • Water related themes in fiction and poetry.
  • Legal aspects of using Water.
  • Water in travel, travel routes, and stories by descendants of travelers.
  • Water in the body: Health and Water, illness and cures.
  • The most recent Water related theories.
  • Interactions about Water between science and the humanities.
  • Water in films (for example, The shape of Water, Aquarela, etc.)
  • Water as inheritance: mutations, migrations, new cultures, and new cities.
  • Water and technology.
  • Food and Water.
  • Water and space: Astronomy.

You would like to participate?

Please, confirm your interest in participating in the IV Symposium by SEPTEMBER 30, 2021. Your confirmation letter will need to be accompanied by a brief Abstract (maximum 250 words), including the title of your presentation; your full name; your academic affiliation if any; your email address; and the language in which you will be presenting (Spanish or English).  

E-mail to:  In Spanish or English:

Dr. Lilianet Brintrup: lib1@humboldt.edu

Copy to: Dr. Gladys Ilarregui: gladys@udel.edu

& Copy to M.A. Elizabeth Pimentel-Gopal: lizpimentel28-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@gmail.com

Participants are required to pay a registration fee of 200 EUROS. Due date, payment options, and travel & accommodation information will be send in a separate letter.

The Symposium registration fee does not cover participants’ travel expenses, their lodging and their per diem. Please, feel free to use this letter to request financial support from your university or any other institution.

We look forward to meeting you in Flensburg, one of the most beautiful ports in Germany, exploring fascinating historical areas together, and exchanging our knowledge and expertise about Water topics and their related fields!


The members of the Organizing Committee:

Dr. Bosshard, Marco, Europa Universität Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany

Dr. Patrut, Iulia-Karin, Europa Universität Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany 

Dr. Brintrup Hertling, Lilianet, Humboldt State University, USA

Dr. Ilarregui, Gladys, University of Delaware, USA

M.A. Pimentel-Gopal, Elizabeth, University of San Francisco, USA

Dr. Depetris, Carolina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Merida, Mexico

Dr. Haro-Luviano, Adriana, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Dr. Huerta Jaramillo, Ana María, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

The Europa-Universität Flensburg is located at: 

Auf dem Campus 1

24943 Flensburg