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Kimberly Coulter

Dr. Kimberly Coulter

Director of the Environment & Society Portal


Rachel Carson Center
Leopoldstr. 11a, 2. OG, 234
D-80802 Munich

Room: 234
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 72356

Kimberly Coulter is founding director of the Environment & Society Portal, the Rachel Carson Center’s open-access digital publication and research platform. She has collaborated internationally on a variety of digital projects and exhibitions and taught digital environmental humanities, digital environmental communication, urban geography, and human geography. Coulter studied architecture and philosophy and earned a PhD in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked professionally in the fields of architecture and cartography and held a DAAD research fellowship at the University of Bonn. Her interests include transnational and transdisciplinary practices in knowledge production and distribution, and the crafting of its mediated forms, especially those intended for public audiences.

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5856-6005.


Selected Publications

“What’s at stake in digital public histories of spaces?” with W. Graf von Hardenberg and F. A. Jørgensen, in Handbook of Digital Public History, ed. S. Noiret, M. Tebeau, and G. Zaagsma (De Gruyter, forthcoming 2022).

“Mediating ecologies: Cultivating diplomacy, destabilizing paradigms,” in Heritage and Digitization, ed. C. Wergin (Heidelberg University Press, forthcoming 2021).

“Communities and Collections: The Spirit of the Commons in Digital Environmental History,” with Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, in Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research, ed. J. Thorpe, S. Rutherford and L. A. Sandberg (Routledge 2017).

“Technology Heritage Online: A Review of the Digital Museum Inventing Europe,” in Objects in Motion: Globalizing Technology, ed. B. Dewalt and N. Möllers (Smithsonian Scholarly Press 2016).

“Territorial appeals in post-wall German filmmaking: The case of Good Bye, Lenin!," Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 45.4 (2013): 760-78.

“Navigare la storia: considerazioni sulla creazione di un portale di storia ambientale,” with W. Graf von Hardenberg. Diacronie: Studi di Storia Contemporanea 10 (2012): 1-15.

“Digitale Erkundungen der Umwelt,” trans. F. Mauch. Kultur & Technik 2 (2012): 30-31.

“Film Geopolitics in Practice: Marketing The Miracle of Bern” Geopolitics 16 (2011): 949-68.

“Introduction,” with C. Mauch. In “The Future of Environmental History: Needs and Opportunities,” special Issue of RCC Perspectives 2011, no. 3, ed. K. Coulter and C. Mauch.

“Low fidelity: A-national appeals in Rosenstrasse’s funding, production, and use,” Aether: The Journal of Media Geography 6 (2010): 4-37.

“The NSF’s cool project: A charette assesses interdisciplinary graduate education, with surprising results,” GlobalHigherEd (21 March 2008).

“Visions of 'unity in diversity': Territorial appeals in contemporary German filmmaking,” Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007. UMI. OCLC 1741146346.


Digital publications founded and edited

Environment & Society Portal (www.environmentandsociety.org)

Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History (www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia)

Ant Spider Bee: Exploring the Digital Environmental Humanities (www.antspiderbee.net)