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Jonatan Palmblad

Dr. des. Jonatan Palmblad

Senior Editor


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

Room: 401

Jonatan Palmblad is an interdisciplinary scholar interested in the role of ideas, cognition, and technology in human–environment interaction. He defended his doctoral dissertation in 2023, in which he outlines the environmental philosophy of Lewis Mumford as a usable past for present ecological challenges. Originally from Sweden, Jonatan holds a BA degree in liberal arts and an MA degree in the history of science and ideas from the University of Gothenburg.

He has been a managing editor at the Rachel Carson Center since 2018 and currently works as a senior editor for the center’s publications.

Selected Publications:

  • with Jessica DeWitt. “Communicating Environmental History: Reaching Diverse Audiences through Online Forums.” In The Routledge Handbook of Environmental History, edited by Emily O’Gorman, Mark Carey, Sandra Swart, and William San Martín, 368–84. London: Routledge, 2023 (forthcoming).
  • “In the Scale of a Human Being.” Canadian Centre for Architecture, 4 July 2022. https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/articles/86159/in-the-scale-of-an-atom-a-water-droplet-a-human-being.
  • “A Decade of Mapping Environmental History: A Decade of Mapping Environmental History.” In Ant Spider Bee: Chronicling Digital Transformations in Environmental Humanities, edited by Kimberly Coulter, Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, and Finn Arne Jørgensen, 92–4. Munich: Spider & Cloud, 2021.
  • “Hållbara humaniora: från aktivism till spatiotemporal perspektivism.” In Manifest: 22 texter om humaniora och politisk handling, edited by Matilda Amundsen Bergström, Meri Alarcón, and Tania Kaveh. Gothenburg: LIR skrifter, 2017.