Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut
Preussischer Kulturbesitz


Historical photo of textile machine




Dr. Ricarda Musser

Dr. Ricarda Musser

Library Science / History

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+49 30 266 45 2100

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+49 30 266 35 1550

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1. Research Interests

  • Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travel literature
  • German emigration to Latin America
  • Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Latin American popular literature

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2. Current Projects

Research Projects

German Travelers to Portugal and Their Travel Accounts in the Age of Maria II (1834-1853)

Improved infrastructures caused a boom in travel activity in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe. Nonetheless, the countries of the Iberian Peninsularemained a terra incognita for quite some time. With the end of the civil warin 1834 andQueen Maria II's ascension to power, agrowing number of Germans published accounts of their travels to Portugal. This project examines the individuals who traveled to Portugal in this period, why they did so, what they described, and what image of Portugal they projected toreading audiences in Germany.Duration: 2015-2018

Immigration Guides as Source Material for Immigration History: The Example of Brazil

German immigration to the New World became a mass phenomenon in the nineteenth century.Prospective emigrants could gather information ondestinations and opportunities from special societies and a variety of publications. A growing number of “immigration guides” were published from the mid-nineteenth century onward. Using Brazil as an example, our project will examine this previously neglected category of source material in order to find out what information immigrants received about countries and their inhabitants, what travel arrangements they were advised to make, and how the guides described life in German colonies.Duration: 2015-2018

Cultural Magazines of Latin America

In this acquisition and digitalization project, the IAI plans to acquire around 14,000 individual issues of Latin American cultural magazines from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries. As regards the acquisition of cultural magazines within the scope of the application, the institute selected countries from which it already held individual titles, most often in incomplete sets. A second criterion was that issues of these magazines had to be currently offered for sale, either in digital form, on microfilm or on paper.In the relevant secondary literature the genre is not clearly distinguished from other periodical formats. In terms of content, cultural magazines focus on a great variety of topics. This diversity points to a broad concept of culture which in addition to the disciplines in the humanities that are oriented toward cultural studies also explicitly includes the natural sciences. This interdisciplinary approach is perhaps the most important feature of the cultural magazines published between 1880 and 1930.The selected countries—Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru and Puerto Rico—reflect concrete demand from researchers and also form a balanced geographical cross-section of the IAI’s collection area. As permitted by law, the institute will digitize the periodicals using the Goobi workflow system and make them available through the relevant library reference tools.Duration: 2013-2016

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3. Publications

Monographs and Editions

  • El viaje y la percepción del otro: viajeros por la Península Ibérica y sus descripciones (siglos XVIII y XIX), Frankfurt/M: Vervuert 2011 [Biblioteca Ibero-Americana, 141] (ed.)

  • Das Bibliothekswesen in Portugal. Historische Entwicklungslinien und aktuelle Tendenzen, Berlin: Logos 2001 [Berliner Arbeiten zur Bibliothekswissenschaft, IV].

Articles and contributions in books

  • “Revistas culturales de América Latina: Un proyecto de adquisición y digitalización del Institut Ibero-Americano, Berlín”.

    In: Delgadillo, Roberto C.: Who Are We Really?: Latin American Family, Local and Micro-Regional Histories, and Their Impact on Understanding Ourselves. New Orleans: Tulane University, 2016, S. 113-122.

  • “The last corner of the world”: The Chilean Landscape for Imigrants.

    In: Boisseau, Sylvie / Westermeyer, Frank (Hrsg.): Producing Landscape – Producing Identity. 2014

  • “Der letzte Winkel der Erde”: Die chilenische Landschaft für Auswanderer.

    In: Boisseau, Sylvie / Westermeyer, Frank (Hrsg.): Producing Landscape – Producing Identity. 2014

  • Albert Richard Dietze: photo chronicler of the province of Espírito Santo

    in: Gregor Wolff (Hrsg.): Explorers and Entrepreneurs behind the Camera: The stories behind the Pictures and Photographs from the Image Archive of the Ibero-American Institute. Berlin: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, 2015: 56-65.

  • The collotype, the automobile and electric light: the varied passions of Emílio Biel in Porto

    in: Gregor Wolff (Hrsg.): Explorers and Entrepreneurs behind the Camera: The stories behind the Pictures and Photographs from the Image Archive of the Ibero-American Institute. Berlin: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, 2015: 46-55.

  • “O deleite pela representação teatral está generalizado em Portugal”:

    O teatro português na épocade D. Maria II segundo relatos de viagem alemães e ingleses.in: Christoph Müller u. Martin Neumann (Hrsg.): O teatro em Portugal nos séculos XVIII e XIX. Lisboa:Colibri, 2015: 75-86.

  • Estudantes brasileiros no Conservatório de Leipzig, 1847-1914

    in : João Vicente u. Luiz Barros (Hrsg.) : Rio de Janeiro – Alemanha : relações musicais. Rio de Janeiro : UFRJ, Escola de Música, 58-74.

  • German-Brazilian Cultural Exchange in the Time of the Dictatorship :

    The Cultural Magazine« Intercâmbio »,in : Anke Finger, Gabi Kathöfer u. Christopher Larkosh (Hrsg.): KulturConfusão : on German-BrazilianInterculturalities. Berlin : De Gruyter, 2015 : 119-136.

  • Zwischen Fototypie, Automobil und elektrischem Licht: Emílio Biel in Porto

    in: Gregor Wolff (Hrsg.): Forscher und Unternehmer mit Kamera. Geschichten von Bildern und Fotografen aus der Fotothek des Ibero-Amerikanischen Instituts. Berlin: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, 2014: 46-55.

  • Albert Richard Dietze: Fotochronist der Provinz Espírito Santo

    in: Gregor Wolff (Hrsg.): Forscher und Unternehmer mit Kamera. Geschichten von Bildern und Fotografen aus der Fotothek des Ibero-Amerikanischen Instituts. Berlin: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, 2014: 56-65.

  • Stories on a string in Berlin: the Cordel Collection of the Ibero-American Institute

    in: Shirey, Lynn (Hrsg.): Popular Culture: Arts and Social Change in Latin America. New Orleans: Tulane University, 2014, 45-49.

  • Brasilien, zunächst für Auswanderer. Zu den Brasilien-Werken Joseph Friedrich von Weechs,

    in: Christoph Müller, Alexandre Martins, Lara Brück-Pamplona (Hrsg.), Lusofone Konfigurationen. Festschrift für Helmut Siepmann zum 75. Geburtstag, Frankfurt am Main: TFM 2012, 99-117, Biblioteca Luso-Brasileira 27.

  • Building up networks of knowledge: printing and collecting books in the age of Humanism in the University City of Coimbra,

    in: Maria Berbara and Karl A.E. Enenkel (ed.), Portuguese Humanism in the Republic of Letters, Leiden: Brill 2012, 113-128.

  • Mulas, bondes y ferrocarril: las infraestructuras de viaje en el Imperio. Miradas alemanas hacia Brasil,

    in: Projeto História. Revista do Programa de Estudos de Pós-Graduação em História, 42,2011, 213-232.

  • Brasilianische Studierende am Leipziger Konservatorium 1847-1914,

    in: Martius-Staden-Jahrbuch, 58, 2011, 153-164.

  • „There are public libraries in Lisbon, which are by no means so bad as some travellers would describe them.“ European travellers visiting Portugues libraries from 1760 to 1850,

    in: Ricarda Musser (ed.), El viaje y la percepción del otro: viajeros por la Península Ibérica y sus descripciones (siglos XVIII y XIX), Frankfurt/M: Vervuert 2011, 121-135.

  • "Deutschlandbilder - Lateinamerikabilder. Die beiden deutschen Staaten und Lateinamerika (1949-1990)."

    Jahrbuch der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, XLV, (2010): 397-407 (co-authored with Peter Birle).

  • "Mehr als Macao: China in den portugiesischen Kulturzeitschriften Brasil - Portugal und O Occidente (1899-1901)."

    In Perspektiven der Modernisierung. Die Pariser Weltausstellung, die Arbeiterbewegung, das koloniale China in europäischen und amerikanischen Kulturzeitschriften um 1900, edited by Heinrich Detering and Ulrich Mölk, 125-137, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2010.

  • "Gifts and Exchanges in the Ibero-American Institute Berlin."

    SALALM Newsletter, XXXVII, 2, (2009): 49.

  • "Zwischen Volkserzählung und Journalismus. Die brasilianische Literatura de Cordel."

    Tópicos, 48, 2, (2009): 61.

  • "Über die Schriftsteller hier muss ich sagen...". Die spanische und portugiesische Literatur in Reisebeschreibungen aus der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts."

    In Der Klassizismus auf der Iberischen Halbinsel, edited by Christoph Müller, 80-90, Berlin: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut 2008[ibero-online.de, 7].

  • "Uma ponte entre os mundos: políticas do Instituto Ibero-Americano para o intercâmbio científico e cultural com a América Latina."

    In Integrar: 2° Congresso Internacional de Arquivos, Bibliotecas, Centros de Documentação e Museus, 185-191, São Paulo: FEBAB, 2006.

  • "Attendendo aos excepcionaes merecimentos...". O caminho das mulheres em Portugal à universidade."

    In Dona Carolina Michaelis e os estudos de Filologia Portuguesa, edited by Ulrike Mühlschlegel, 45-57, Frankfurt/M: TFM, 2004.

  • "De cómo la Donazela Teodora atravesó el mar, se casó con un cangaçeiro y finalmente descubrió la cibernética en São Paulo. La literatura de cordel brasileña como medio de masas."

    Iberoamericana. América Latina - España - Portugal, II, 6, (2002): 143-160 (co-authored with Ulrike Mühlschlegel).

  • "Zum Projekt: Erarbeitung von Systemstellen für die Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung innerhalb der Regensburger Verbundklassifikation"

    ZiF Bulletin, 18, (1999): 111-121.

  • "Die Frau im Lebensraum des Mannes... Zur Entstehung einer Datenbank."

    ZiF Bulletin, 15, (1997): 151-154 (co-authored with Petra Gibbösch and Hannah Lotte Lund).

  • "Ein Thesaurus für Frauenhäuser und Frauenberatungsstellen. Die Entwicklung eines Ordnungsmittels und Nachschlagewerkes."

    In Zukunft durch Information. Deutscher Dokumentartag, edited by Wolfram Neubauer, 107-121, Frankfurt/M.: DGD, 1995 (co-authored with Astrid Nickel).

Encyclopedia Articles, Reviews, etc.

  • "Venezuela."

    In Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens. 2. rev. ed., Stuttgart: Hiersemann, 2008.

  • "Adèle Toussaint-Samson: A Parisian in Brazil. The Travel Account of a Frenchwoman in nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro, Wilmington: Scholarly Ressources 2001 [Latin American Silhouettes]."

    Iberoamericana. América Latina - España - Portugal, VII, 25, (2007): 319-320.

  • "Alexandra Lübcke. "Welch Unterschied zwischen Europa und hier... Diskurstheoretische Überlegungen zu Nation, Auswanderung und kultureller Geschlechteridentität anhand von Briefen deutscher Chileauswanderinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts, Frankf

    Iberoamericana. América Latina - España - Portugal, V, 18, (2005): 301-302.

  • Bartels Ulrich (Hrsg.) Der Musiker und seine Reisen, Hildesheim: Olms, 2011 und Mahling, Christoph-Hellmut (Hrsg.): Musiker auf Reisen. Beiträge zum Kulturtransfer im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert, Augsburg: Wißner, 2011

    in: Forum Musikbibliothek, 33, 3, 2012, 65-69.

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4. Committees and Professional Associations

Committees

  • Member of the Executive Board of SALALM (2015-2018)
  • Member of the editorial board of the magazine Projeto História. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados de História (Universidade de São Paulo) (since 2012)

Professional Associations

  • German Association of Spanish Studies (DHV)
  • Deutscher Lusitanistenverband (German Association of Portuguese Studies)
  • BRASA (Brazilian Studies Association)
  • Verein Deutscher Bibliothekare (Association of German Librarians)
  • SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials)
  • AHILA (Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas Europeos)

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5. Curriculum Vitae

since 10 / 2015

Associated Member of the Cluster of Excellence "Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory", Humboldt Universität Berlin, funded by the DFG

Since 2007

Director of the Media Department in the library of the Ibero-American Institute, country specialist for Brazil, Chile and Portugal

2003 - 2006

Deputy director of the Media Department in the library of the Ibero-American Institute, country specialist for Chile, Portugal and Venezuela

02/ 2003

Examination at the Bayerische Bibliotheksschule (Bavarian Library School), Munich, for senior-level service at research libraries

2001 - 2003

Library trainee at the Ibero-American Institute

02/ 2001

Received Ph.D. from Humboldt University, Berlin. Dissertation: "Das Bibliothekswesen in Portugal: Historische Entwicklungslinien und aktuelle Tendenzen" ("The Library System in Portugal: Historical Lines of Development and Current Trends")

1997 - 2000

Research associate at the Center for Interdisciplinary Women's Research at Humboldt University, Berlin, collaboration on the project "Erarbeitung von Systemstellen für die Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung innerhalb der Regensburger Verbundklassifikation und Neusystematisierung der Bestände der Universitätsbibliothek" ("Developing Classification Numbers for Women's and Gender Research in the Regensburg Classification Scheme and the New Classification System for University Library Collections")

1996

Fee-based staff member in the Design Department of the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, analyzed designers' information needs and behavior

1995 - 1997

Research assistant at the university library of the Chemnitz University of Technology, fields: indexing and acquisitions

1995

Research fellow in the Berlin Senate's Department of Labor and Women's Affairs, collaboration on the project "Ein Thesaurus für Frauenhäuser und Frauenberatungsstellen in den Neuen Bundesländern: Die Entwicklung eines Ordnungsmittels- und Nachschlagewerks" ("A Thesaurus for Women's Shelters and Counseling Centers in the New Federal States of Germany: Developing an Organizational Tool and Reference Work")

1988 - 1994

Majored in library science, Portuguese studies and psychology at Humboldt University, Berlin, awarded Magistra Atrium (master's degree)



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