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Univ.Prof. Ing. Dr.phil. Dr.h.c. Verena Winiwarter

Institute of Social Ecology (SEC)
Schottenfeldgasse 29, 1070 Wien
verena.winiwarter(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-73712

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ORCID: 0000-0002-6033-4219

Curr. Vitae

01.03.2018 Transfer Institute of Social Ecology to University of Natural and Life Sciences, Vienna
2011 - Head of the ZUG, the Centre for Environmental History at the IFF
2010 - 2015 Dean of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies 
2007 - Professor for Environmental History, Klagenfurt University, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Institute of Social Ecology
2003 - 2003 Research Fellow St. Gallen University, Switzerland
2003 - 2006 APART fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2003 - 2007 Co-ordinator of the Study Program "Environmental History" of Vienna University
2003 - 2009 Head of the ZUG, the Centre for Environmental History at the IFF
2003 - Habilitation in Human Ecology, University of Vienna
2002 - Lecturer at the Summer School on Environmental History, CEU, Budapest
1999 - 2003 Firnberg Research Fellow, University of Vienna, Institute for Anthropology
1998 - PhD in Environmental History, University of Vienna
1993 - 1999 Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies of Austrian Universities: Team Member
1993 - Lecturer at the Universities of Vienna and Klagenfurt and the University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna
1991 - MA in History, University of Vienna
1981 - Engineer (Ing.) of Technical Chemistry, HTBLVA 17, Vienna

Statistik Austria, science classification

Environmental research; Environmental protection; Human ecology; Cultural landscape research; Historical regional studies; Science of history;

Expertise

Environmental History of Austria, in particular of riverine landscapes; Environmental History of soils, in particular contaminated sites; Theory of interdisciplinary research;

Awards

2019 Preis der Stadt Wien 2019 für Geistes-, Kultur-, Sozial- und Rechtswissenschaften
2019 Ehrendoktorat/Doctor philosophiae honoris causa, Aalborg University
2017 Planetary Award (Institut für Zukunftskompetenzen)
2015 Umweltbuch des Jahres 2015 für "Geschichte unserer Umwelt. Sechzig Reisen durch die Zeit" (Deutsche Umweltstiftung)
2015 Großes Ehrenzeichen des Landes Kärnten (Land Kärnten) / Grand Decoration Honour of Carinthia
2015 Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres 2015 in der Kategorie Naturwissenschaft und Technik für "Geschichte unserer Umwelt. Sechzig Reisen durch die Zeit" (Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft gemeinsam mit dem Verlag Buchkultur)
2014 Wissenschaftlerin des Jahres 2013 (Klub der Bildungs- und Wissenschaftsjournalisten) / Austrian Scientist of the year 2013 (Austrian Club of Science and Education Journalists)
2014 Umweltbuch des Monats September 2014 für "Geschichte unserer Umwelt. Sechzig Reisen durch die Zeit" (Deutsche Umweltstiftung)

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2020 - The Academy of Europe
elected member
2019 -2024 Rat der Sachverständigen für Umweltfragen (RSU) der Stadt Wien
chairman
2018 - Australian Environmental Humanities Hub
advisory board member
2017 - Ethikrat der BONUS Pensionskassa
member
2017 - Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
honory member
2017 - Environmental History Cluster Austria (EHCA)
secretary
2016 -2019 International Consortium of Environmental History Organisations (ICEHO)
president
2016 - Philosophisch-historische Klasse der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
'real' member
2016 - Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (KIOES)
chairman
2016 -2019 Kuratorium Technisches Museum Wien mit Österreichischer Mediathek
member
2016 - Kuratorium Deutsches Museum
member
2015 -2017 Academic Advisory Board Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC)
chairman
2012 - Scientific Advisory Board, Estonian Center for Environmental History (KAJAK), Tallinn University
advisory board member
2011 -2016 International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO)
member of the managing board
2010 -2016 Philosophisch - historische Klasse der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissensschaften
corresponding member
2009 -2014 Academic Advisory Board Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC)
advisory board member
2006 -2016 Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences (KIOES)
member
2005 - International Geographical Union Study Group on Land Use and Land Cover Change (IGU-LUCC)
member
2005 -2011 American Society for Environmental History (ASEH)
advisory board member
2003 - Österreichische Gesellschaft für Bodenkunde
member
2003 -2006 Advisory Board AHRB Research Centre for Environmental History, University of Stirling/St. Andrews, UK
advisory board member
2003 -2018 Institut für Historische Anthropologie (Freiburg i. Br.)
member
2000 -2005 European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)
president
1999 -2008 Studiengruppe "Europäischer Sonderweg" der Breuninger Stiftung GmbH
member
1999 -2000 European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)
Vice-President
1995 - Arbeitskreis für historische Kommunikationsforschung
member
1995 - Medium Aevum Quotidianum
member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2019 - GAIA. Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society:
Advisory Board Member
2008 -2018 GAIA. Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society:
Top level ( Editor in Chief)
2008 -2014 Environmental History:
Editorial Board Member
2007 - Global Environment:
Editorial Board Member
2006 - Klaudyan:
Editorial Board Member
2006 - Environment and History:
Editorial Board Member
2005 -2008 GAIA. Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
2004 -2012 Wissenschaft & Umwelt - Interdisziplinär:
Editorial Board Member
2004 -2006 Anthropologischer Anzeiger:
Editorial Board Member

Reviewer for scientific journals

2019 - Australian Humanities Review
2019 - Journal of Hydrology
2019 - Science
2019 - Land Degradation & Development
2016 - Water History
2016 - Water Alternatives - An Interdisciplinary Journal on Water, Politics and Development
2016 - ilinx. Berliner Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft
2016 - Limnologica
2015 - Geoderma
2011 - Regional Environmental Change
2011 - Environment and History
2010 - Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
2008 - GAIA. Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2020 Externe Berufung: Gutachter: Universität Zürich
2018 Externe Berufung: Mitglied: Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien Gender Studies
2017 Externe Berufung: Mitglied: Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien Landeskulturelle Wasserwirtschaft und Bodenphysik
2014 Externe Habilitation: Mitglied: Universität Wien
2013 Externe Berufung: Mitglied: Universität für Bodenkultur Wien Nachhaltige Georessourcen und Angewandte Geologie
2010 Externe Berufung: Mitglied: Universität Wien Ur- und Frühgeschichte
2010 Externe Berufung: Mitglied: Universität Wien Landscape Archaeology and Environmental Archaeology

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2020 -2020 European Research Council (ERC) - European Union
2017 - EU - European Union
2016 -2016 Jubiläumsfonds der Österreichischen Nationalbank - Austria
2015 - VolkswagenStiftung - Germany
2014 -2014 Europäische Kommission - European Union
2013 - Fulbright Commission - United States (USA)
2013 -2015 Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW - Austria
2013 - Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung - Germany
2013 -2013 European Science Foundation ESF - France
2012 -2012 European Research Council (ERC) - European Union
2010 - Schweizer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung - Switzerland
2009 -2012 European Science Foundation (ESF) - International Organization

Reviewer/Expert organization

2014 Technion University
Tenure Review
2010 University of British Columbia
Tenure Review
2005 Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Tenure Review
2003 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Tenure Review

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2019 3rd World Congress of Environmental History
Member of the Organisation Committee
2019 10th Biennial conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH): Boundaries in/of Environmental History / Session 11CS-238 Eternity costs and wicked legacies: Unacknowledged constraints to a sustainability transformation?
Organiser
2019 10th Biennial conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH): Boundaries in/of Environmental History / Session 10H Soil and economy in the historical perspective in pre-industrial Europe
Chair (Session)
2019 American Society for Environmental History 2019 Annual Conference: Using Environmental History. Risks and Rewards (Session: Critiquing Power in Environmental Policy and Conservation)
Chair (Session)
2015 8th European Society for Environmental History Biennial Conference
Chair (Session)
2014 2nd World Congress of Environmental History "Environmental History in the Making"
Chair (Session)
2014 2nd World Congress of Environmental History "Environmental History in the Making"
Member of the Organisation Committee
2013 Circulating Natures: Water-Food-Energy; Seventh Biennial Conference of the European Society for Environmental History
Chair (Session)
2009 1st World Congress for Environmental History
Organiser
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