Mauch, Christof

Mauch, Christof

Director of Rachel Carson Centre, Professor

Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich, Germany.

Academic background

Dr. habil., University of Cologne (1998), Modern History  Dr. phil., University of Tübingen (1990), German Literature Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in History, Literature, Religion, Theology, Philosophy, Drama, and Languages at the University of Tübingen, King’s College London, Leo Baeck College London and Universidad de Salamanca.

academic objectives

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Contact information

Office: Rachel Carson Center Leopoldstr. 11a, 4. OG, 404. D-80802 Munich. Room: 404 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 72352


  • 2017 Career in Public Environmental History Award, American Society for Environmental History
  • 2016 Visiting Scholarship, Centre for Environmental History, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • 2015 Katz Distinguished Lecturership, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2015 Planetary Award (international category), Institut für Zukunftskompetenzen und Design me a Planet Initiative
  • 2014 10 million Euro Grant, Federal Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF) for Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich
  • 2013 Honorary Professorship, Renmin University, Beijing, China  2013 Honorary Fellow, Center for Ecological History, Renmin University, Beijing, China
  • 2013 Carl-von-Carlowitz Lecturer, Rat für nachhaltige Entwicklung der Bundesregierung [Council for Sustainable Development of the Federal Republic of Germany]
  • 2012 Visiting Professorship, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  • 2012 Advisor/ Visiting Lecturer, Colombia Humanitaria, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2011 Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • 2010 Erasmus Lecturer Grant, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • 2010 Visiting Scholar, Zayed University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • 2009 12.6 Million Euro Grant for Internationales Geisteswissenschaftliches Kolleg „Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte“
  • 2006 Leadership in History Award, Society for State and Local History (as a Member of the Cluss-Konsortium)
  • 2006 Henry-Russell-Hitchcock Book Award, Victorian Society of America
  • 2006 Droysen Lecture, Universität Jena
  • 2000 and 2004 Entry in Contemporary Authors
  • 2000 Offermann-Hergarten Award (10.000 DM) for Schattenkrieg gegen Hitler
  • 1995-1997 Habilitation Fellowship, German Research Foundation
  • 1995 Award for Younger U.S. Specialists, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • 1994 Beeke-Levy Grants Award, F. and E. Roosevelt Institute
  • 1993 Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies
  • 1990-1991 Postdoc Fellowship, VW Foundation

Recent publications

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.).