International Doctorate Program "Rethinking Environment"

The Augsburg-Munich International Doctorate Program “Rethinking Environment: The Environmental Humanities and the Ecological Transformation of Society” is based at the Environmental Science Center WZU (Augsburg) and the Rachel Carson Center (Munich). The program’s speaker is Professor. Dr. Matthias Schmidt (Human Geography, Augsburg), its deputy speaker Dr. Simone Müller (Global and Environmental History, Munich).


“Rethinking Environment: The Environmental Humanities and the Ecological Transformation of Society” starts on October 1, 2021 and is funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria.


The program invites graduate students from all over the world and from a broad range of fields. It offers a unique opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree by examining the ecological transformation of society from an interdisciplinary perspective and within an intellectually inspiring environment that brings together the international and regional expertise of its many partners and networks.


Participating disciplines include American Studies, Anthropology, Didactics of Geography, Economics, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Philosophy, History, Human Geography, Iberian and Latin American Studies, Science and Technology Studies, and Theology. Languages are English and German. The program is continuously supported by international guest professors, experienced practitioners, and creative artists/writers whose work focuses on environmental topics.


For questions please contact: PD Dr. Kirsten Twelbeck ( or Dr. Hanna Straß-Senol (



About IDK
Core Research Interests
Structure and Curriculum
Call for Applications

Submit your application for the International Doctoral Program "Rethinking Environment" by 04.15.2021 via our online form. Please prepare your application as one PDF file.

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