Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is an international, interdisciplinary center for research and education in the environmental humanities and social sciences. A nonprofit institution, the RCC was founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of Munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitÃ¤t and the Deutsches Museum, with the generous support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.Our mission is to advance research and discussion concerning the interrelationship between humans and nature.
University of Kansas Exchange--- The KU History Department and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society have created an informal agreement for the exchange of doctoral students at the dissertation stage. The program makes it possible for students at one institution to go to the partner institution to do research, audit courses, participate in events (such as colloquia), and learn from scholars from other parts of the world.
Doctoral Program in Environment and Society---- The doctoral program is aimed at graduates from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who wish to research questions concerning the nature/culture/environment interface.
Environmental Studies Certificate Program----- The certificate program is open to all Master's students, Diplom students, and those studying Lehramt and towards their Staatsexamen. The program provides students with the opportunity to gain an additional interdisciplinary qualification in environmental studies.
ENHANCE Innovative Training Network------ The Rachel Carson Center is participating in a new European graduate training network, the Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe (ENHANCE) Innovative Training Network (ITN). Its aim is to provide young researchers with multidisciplinary doctoral training in Environmental Humanities and prepare them for a wide variety of careers.
ERASMUS+ Program--------- There is an ERASMUS+ exchange program between the environmental studies certificate program at LMU Munich and the Institute of Social Ecology at the Vienna Campus of Alpen-Adria-UniversitÃ¤t (AAU) in Austria.
Every year over 100-150 students stepped out of this university
Hazardous Travels (2016 - )
The DFG Emmy-Noether Research Group Hazardous Travels: Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy investigates structures and dynamics of international hazardous waste trade since the 1970s. The team, consisting of three PhDs and one head of research, works with an asymmetrical comparison of âghost acresâ case studies from North America, Germany, Ecuador, and India. It seeks to understand how this system could seemingly be built simultaneously on structures of âvoluntary exchangeâ of toxic materiality and âgarbage imperialism
This cooperative project between the Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Santa Fe, Argentina, and the RCC aims to promote transatlantic dialogue on the rights of nature.
Rights of Nature in Transatlantic Perspective (2016- )