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Christof Mauch: How Vulnerable Is Our World? Environmental Sustainability and Lessons from the Past
Christof Mauch: How Vulnerable Is Our World? Environmental Sustainability and Lessons from the Past
WhenWednesday, Dec 2, 2015, 7 – 8 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room210
Event typesLectures/Seminars

Christof Mauch, Chair and Professor of American Cultural History at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), presents a Katz Distinguished Lecture.

Mauch is the founder and director of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society, one of the largest international research centers for the environmental humanities and social sciences. One of the world’s most distinguished scholars of environmental history, Mauch is currently working on a book entitled Green New Worlds: Travels into the History and Nature of the United States that includes case studies of Portland and Seattle.

He is the author of Humans and the Environment: Sustainability from a Historical Perspective (in German, 2014) and Nature in German History (2004) and is the co-editor of American Environments: Climate, Cultures, Catastrophe (2012), Rivers in History: Perspectives on Waterways in Europe and North America (2008), and Shades of Green: Environmental Activism around the Globe (2006). He is also the author of The Shadow War against Hitler: The Covert Operations of America’s Wartime Secret Service (2003).

Since 2007, Mauch has been the chair of American History at LMU Munich, where he also directs the Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies. From 1998 to 2007 he directed the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC.  Mauch earned a doctorate in German literature from Tübingen University and a habilitation in history from the University of Cologne.

In addition to his Katz Distinguished Lecture on December 2, Mauch will participate in a series of events at the University of Washington, including joining the graduate microseminar "Making the Case for Environmental History: Stories about Nature, Culture, and History."…
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