Executive Board Member and Program Coordinator of "Climate & Culture" at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, KWI), Essen, Germany
Franz Mauelshagen is an environmental historian, whose recent work focuses on climate history and the European experience of unfamiliar environments in the framework of colonial migration. He is a senior fellow and member of the executive board at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (Germany), where he coordinates the “Climate & Culture” research program.
Dr Mauelshagen earned an M.A. in philosophy, history and law from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn (Germany) and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Since 2000 he has held postdoctoral research positions at the Universities of Bielefeld (2000 to 2003) and Zurich (2003-2008). He lectured at the Universities of Bielefeld, Zurich, Berne and St. Gallen. In 2010 he has been awarded a research grant from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) for the project Climates of Migration: Climate Change and Environmental Migration in History.
Franz Mauelshagen is a co-founder of the International Society for Historical Climatology and Climate History, soon to be registered in Germany, and has just been elected Secretary of this society.
For more details, please visit the following webpages:
Webpage of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen: www.kulturwissenschaften.de;
Webpage of “Climates of Migration”: www.climatesofmigration.org;
Dr. Franz Mauelshagen’s personal Webpage on Academia.edu: http://kulturwissenschaften.academia.edu/FranzMauelshagen