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Helmuth Trischler

Prof. Dr. Helmuth Trischler

Founding Co-director


Forschungsinstitut des Deutsches Museums
Museumsinsel 1
D-80538 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2179 - 280

Website: Helmuth Trischler, Deutsches Museum

Helmuth Trischler is the head of research at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, a professor of modern history and the history of technology at LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität), and the co-director of the Rachel Carson Center. His main research interests are knowledge societies and innovation cultures in international comparison; science, technology and European integration; transport history; and environmental history. Helmuth Trischler is the author of twenty-eight books and edited volumes, some 130 articles, and the coeditor of a number of book series, including Umwelt und Geschichte (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen) and The Environment in History: International Perspectives (Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York), and Routledge Environmental Humanities (Routledge, London and New York).

Current Research Project: Evidence Practices at the Interstice of Sciences, Humanities, and the Public: The Anthropocene Debate

Selected Publications

  • “The Anthropocene: A Challenge for the History of Science, Technology, and the Environment.” In NTM Journal of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine 24, no. 3 (2016): 309–35.
  • With Ruth Oldenziel, eds. Cycling and Recycling: Histories of Sustainable Practices. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.
  • “Recycling als Kulturtechnik.” In Inwastement: Abfall in Umwelt und Gesellschaft, edited by Jens Kersten, 227–43. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016.
  • With Nina Möllers and Christian Schwägerl, eds. Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands. Munich: Deutsches Museum, 2015.
  • With Martin Kohlrausch. Building Europe on Expertise: Innovators, Organizers, Networkers. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.