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Nicolai Hannig Won 2021 Turku Book Award


The 2021 Turku Book Award—a joint award of the Rachel Carson Center and the European Society for Envrionmental History—goes to Nicolai Hannig (TU Darmstadt) for his monograph Kalkulierte Gefahren. Naturkatastrophen und Vorsorge seit 1800 (Wallstein, 2019).

Congratulations to Nicolai Hannig!

In his book Nicolai Hannig provides a history of human measures against natural disasters. Looking back at the past two centuries, Hannig explores different ways of protecting against socio-environmental disasters and their effects on the transformation of modern society.

Nicolai Hannig’s book was selected from over fifty submissions received this year. At a virtual award ceremony on 9 July 2021 the members of the 2021 Turku Prize Committee presented the 2021 Turku Book Award to Nicolai Hannig. For a list of finalists refer to the 2021 Turku Book Award Shortlist