Uni-Tübingen

Daniel Rothenburg

Scientific Coordinator and Research associate

Office Address
CRC 923 "Threatened Order"
Keplerstrasse 2 (NE wing), Room 190
D-72074 Tübingen
 +49 7071 29-77381
koordinationspam prevention@sfb923.uni-tuebingen.de

Project
Z - Core Services and Management


Research interests

  • History of Science, Technology, and the Environment
  • Australian History
  • History of Ideas
  • History of Infrastructures

Curriculum vitae

Since March 2022
Scientific Coordinator

of the CRC 923 "Threatened Order"

2020 to 2022
Assistant Professor

at the Seminar for Modern History at the University of Tübingen

2020
PhD in Modern History

Disseration: Too Much Water. Irrigation, Salinity, and Communities in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. An Environmental History

2019 to 2020
Lecturer

at the Seminar for Modern History at the University of Tübingen

2015 to 2019
Research associate

at the CRC 923 "Threatened Order" (Project E05)

2008 to 2015
Degree course in history and philosophy/ethics (teaching degree)

at the Universities Mannheim and Tübingen

2008
Abitur

at the Kolping-Kolleg Stuttgart

2002 to 2005
Apprenticeship

Industrial Business Management Assistant


Functions, Memberships and Awards

Awards and Accolades

2021: Walter-Witzenmann-Award of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

For the disseration: Too Much Water. Irrigation, Salinity, and Communities in the Murray-Darling-Basin, Australia. An Enviromental History

2021: Dissertation Prize of the University of Tübingen

For the dissertation: Too Much Water. Irrigation, Salinity, and Communities in the Murray-Darling-Basin, Australia. An Enviromental History

2016: Academic Award of the German Association for Australian Studies

For the thesis: Australischer High Modernism. Merkmale des Hydro-Engineering-Diskurses anhand des Hume-Staudamms

Memberships

  • Since 2021: Review editor for H-Soz-Kult
  • Since 2016: Member of the Executive Committee of the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Environmental History Network

Publications

Books

  • Irrigation, Salinity, and Rural Communities in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin, 1945–2019 (will be published in 2023 as part of “Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History”).

Articles (peer-reviewed)

Contributions

  • Reformatting a socionatural space. The Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District, Australia; in: Dirk van Laak, Marian Burchardt (Ed.): Making Space Through Infrastructures (will be published in 2023).
  • (with Timm Schönfelder) „Think global, act local? Ökologische Bedrohungen in Australien und Russland“; in: Ewald Frie, Mischa Meier, Renate Dürr, et al. (Ed.): Bedrohte Ordnungen. Krisen anders denken (in preparation)
  • Die „Höhere Maschinenbauschule Eßlingen“ im Dritten Reich. Schritte der Gleichschaltung zur Integration in den NS-Staat; in: Ewald Frie (Ed.), Die Geschichte der Hochschule Esslingen. Esslingen am Neckar 2014, 154–169.

Reviews and conference reports

Smaller works and interviews

  • Krise, Hoffnung und Transformation. Mensch und Umwelt in Australien; in: Reuchlins Tageblatt Nr. 5 der Reuchlin-Gesellschaft Pforzheim (April 2022) (Online-Access).
  • Beitrag: Ausgezeichnet – Gestiftete Wissenschaftspreise der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (30.08.2021) (Online-Access).
  • Beitrag: Benedikt Matt, Die wüste blüht, dank Bewässerungstechnik!; in: Zwischenbetrachtung. Ein Projekt von Masterstudierenden der Universität Tübingen (07.03.2020) (Online-Access).
  • Interview: Teilprojekt E05 – Bodenversalzung in Australien, SFB 923 Tübingen (09.08.2017) (Online-Access).

Teaching

Colloquia

  • Research Colloquium Modern History, Winter term 2021/22, University of Tübingen

Introductory seminars

  • The Global Environmental Movement, Winter term 2021/22, University of Tübingen
  • “For we are young and free?“ The old, new history of Australia, Winter term 2021/22, University of Tübingen
  • Introduction to Australian History, with accompanying class: Approaches and controversies in Australian history, Winter term 2020/21, University of Tübingen
  • “The Specter of the Proletariat.” The European Workers Movement, 1830-1919, Summer term 2021, University of Tübingen

Courses

  • Perspectives on the 19. Century (two courses), Winter term 2021/22, University of Tübingen
  • The Specter of Communism.“ Socialist and Communist Thought in Europe, Summer term 2021, University of Tübingen
  • Approaches and controversies in Australian history, Winter term 2020/21, University of Tübingen
  • “Land of Droughts and Flooding Rains.” 60.000 Years of Humans and Environment in Australia , Summer term 2020, University of Tübingen
  • Practical Writing for Advanced Students, Winter term 2019/20, University of Tübingen
  • An Introduction to Environmental History , Summer term 2017/18, University of Tübingen (with Timm Schönfelder)