Kiel Marine Science

The Ocean as Frontier

Jun 26, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM

GEOMAR, Hörsaal, Düsternbrooker Weg 20, 24105 Kiel

Ocean as Frontier

Helen M. Rozwadowski, University of Connecticut

During Kiel Week, Helen M. Rozwadowski, Associate Professor of History and founder of the Maritime Studies program at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point (USA) will hold a public lecture at the invitation of Aletta Mondré, professor for International Ocean Governance at Kiel University.

Helen M. Rozwadowski's research examines the technologies and knowledge systems that enabled and accompanied human interactions with the ocean. Her current book "Vast Expanses" is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans. She teaches environmental history, history of science, as well as interdisciplinary maritime studies courses.

Professor Rozwadowski has written a history of 20th century marine science, "The Sea Knows No Boundaries" (2002), a history of 20th century marine sciences supporting international fisheries policy. She has co-edited three volumes that have helped establish the field of history of oceanography: "Soundings and Crossings: Doing Science at Sea 1800-1970" (2017), "The Machine in Neptune's Garden: Perspectives on Technology and the Marine Environment" (2004), and "Extremes: Oceanography's Adventures at the Poles" (2007).

She has won the Ida and Henry Schuman Prize, which is awarded by the History of Science Society, was awarded the William E. & Mary B. Ritter Fellowship of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and has received grants and fellowships from the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, the UConn Humanities Institute, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution.

Interested persons are cordially invited to attend the public lecture.
Registration is not necessary. Access is barrier-free.

Further information: www.uni-kiel.de/en/events/details/news/gastvortraege8

 

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