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Christof Mauch

Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch



Rachel Carson Center
Leopoldstr. 11a, 4. OG, 404
D-80802 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 72352

Website: Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch, LMU

Christof Mauch is Director (jointly with Helmuth Trischler) of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Chair in American Culture and Transatlantic Relations (currently on leave) at LMU Munich, and an Honorary Professor at Renmin University in China. He is a past President of the European Society for Environmental History and a former Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. Mauch has held positions at Tübingen University, Bonn University, and Cologne University, as well as visiting professorships in Edmonton, Kolkata, Vienna, Washington, DC, and Warsaw. Mauch has published widely in the field of German, American, and international environmental history.

CV and book publications (PDF, 217KB)

LMU Resources Featuring Christof Mauch

LMU ScienceCast iTunes video - ''Learning from Nature''

insightLMU, 2011 (3)

insightLMU, 2009 (2)

"The Power of Nature"

"Waste: The Dark Side of Consumption"

"Largest conference in Environmental History"

"We must respect nature’s power"

Selected Publications

  • American Environments: Climate, Cultures, Catastrophe. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012 (ed. with Sylvia Mayer).
  • "The Future of Environmental History: Needs and Opportunities." RCC Perspectives 2011, no. 3 (ed. with Kimberly Coulter).
  • "Uncertain Environments: Natural Hazards, Risk, and Insurance in Historical Perspective." Special issue, Environment and History 17, no. 1 (2011) (ed. with Uwe Lübken).
  • Natural Disasters, Cultural Responses: Case Studies Toward a Global Environmental History. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009 (ed. with Christian Pfister).
  • Beyond the Windshield: Landscapes and Roads in Europe and North America. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2008 (ed. with Thomas Zeller).
  • Rivers in History. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 2008 (ed. with Thomas Zeller).
  • Shades of Green: Global Environmentalism in Historical Perspective. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 (ed. with Nathan Stoltzfus and Doug Weiner).
  • Nature in German History. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2004 (ed.).