About this issue

This essay is adapted from a lecture given by Rachel Carson Center director Christof Mauch at the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) of LMU Munich, as a prelude to a series of public lectures and colloquia held by the Carson Center. In his talk, Mauch notes that while people are paying more and more attention to the environment, the discipline of environmental history remains marginal. Yet, Mauch argues, we cannot understand our place in the world or the possibilities for the future without studying environmental history and the environmental humanities more generally. What we make of our global environment, Mauch concludes, is closely connected the way that we choose to tell and interpret the story and the stories of the interaction between nature and culture.

How to cite: Mauch, Christof, “Das neue Rachel Carson Center in München oder was heißt und zu welchem Ende betreibt man Weltumweltgeschichte?”, RCC Perspectives 2010, no 2. doi.org/10.5282/rcc/5622.