Daniel Rothenburg

Research Associate

Project E05 - "Salinization and Soil Degradation threatening Agrarian Orders in Russia, Kazakhstan/Tajikistan and Australia since 1945"

 


Adress: 

Keplerstraße 2
72074 Tübingen
Room:188
Phone:07071 29 75088
E-Mail:daniel.rothenburg[at]uni-tuebingen.de

 

Professional History

  • 2016: Advancement Award for Junior Academics of the Association for Australian Studies, Germany
  • Since 2015: Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 923
    “Threatened Order – Societies under Stress”
  • 2015: First State Examination
  • 2014-2015: Student Assistant at the CRC 923 “Threatened Order – Societies under Stress”
  • 2011-2014: Student Assistant to Dr. Fernando Esposito at the Department for Contemporary History
  • 2009-2015: Study of History and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen
  • 2008-2009: Study of Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Mannheim
  • 2008: Abitur, with a scholarship by the Hans Böckler Foundation
  • 2002-2005: Apprenticeship as Industrial Business Management Assistant

   

Research Interests

  • History of Science, Technology, and Environment
  • Environmental History of Australia
  • History of Ideas

   

Research Project at the CRC 923

Topic: Individual Study within the project E05 “Salinization and soil degradation as threats to the agrarian orders in Russia, Kazakhstan/Tajikistan and Australia since 1945”

 

Abstract:

My dissertation (working title: “The world, as seen in a rural place in Victoria, Australia”) explores the changes in Australian rural communities through the environmental threat of salinization induced by irrigation from ca. 1950 to 1990. I study the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District in the Murray-Darling Basin and focus on socio-economic transformations, local organization and self-help, engineering solutions and changing environmental attitudes.

I reflect this Australian case within the frame of the environmental history of the 20th century and such topics as the Green Revolution, Modernity and the politics of development and the Ecological Revolution around 1970.

My book will provide historical depth to debates about environmental issues in the early 21st century within the horizon of Global Warming, especially relating to soil degradation and agriculture – both in Australia and the world.

 

Publications

  • „The Majesty of Concrete“ Hume Dam and Australian Modernity; in Australian Studies Journal 31 (2017), pp. 101-113.
  • Conference proceedings: Nach dem Konstruktivismus? Aktuelle Strategien der Kontextualisierung in der Neuen Ideengeschichte. 1st - 2nd October 2014, Tübingen, in H-Soz-Kult, 10.01.2015, < www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-5762 >.
  • 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. Ein Lesebuch zum 100-jähringen Jubiläum; a project of the seminar “19th and 20th Century Regional History of Colleges” during the summer semester of 2013, overseen by Ewald Frie. Esslingen am Neckar: Hochschule Esslingen 2014, pp. 154-169.

   

Lectures

  • 11.-12.04.2018: “Local Matters, Global Trends. Environmentalism in Rural Communities of Victoria, Australia”; presentation at the workshop “’Playing with Scales’ in Environmental History”, 11.-12.04.2018, Tübingen.
  • 11.04.2018: “Introduction: The Challenge of Scales”; lecture at the workshop “’Playing with Scales’ in Environmental History”, 11.-12.04.2018, Tübingen.
  • 26.09.2017: “A Green Vanguard? Salinity Action Groups in rural Victoria in the 1970s.”; GeoPlan Seminar Series 2017, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • 28.01.2017: “’Salt? What salt?’ Manufacturing ecological consciousness in rural communities of Victoria, Australia.”; presentation at the workshop “Knowing Soils. An Anthropology of Agricultural Knowledge”, 27.-28.01.2017, Tübingen.
    www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-7291.
  • 7th October 2016: “Dreams turning to Salt? Australia’s Hydro-Modernism faces the
    Challenge of Salinity.“; presentation at the conference „Aquatic Histories in Transnational and Global Perspectives“, 6th - 7th October 2016, Tübingen, Germany.http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-7002.
  • 29th September 2016: “’The Majesty of Concrete’: Hume Dam and the Australian
    Modernity.“; presentation at the conference „Nature and Environment in Australia“, 28th September - 1st October 2016, Cologne, Germany.
  • 27th May 2016: "Living with Salt in the Murray-Darling Basin. 1970s to 1990s.";
    presentation at the Environmental History PhD Workshop, Australian National University, 22nd - 27th May 2016, Canberra, Australia.
  • 22nd January 2016 “Versalzung als Bedrohung agrarischer Ordnungen nach 1945: Einführung in drei Regionalstudien zu Südrussland, Kasachstan/Tadschikistan und Australien“ (with Timm Schönfelder and Tommaso Trevisani); presentation at the workshop “ Ökosysteme, technische Artefakte, soziale Ordnungen. Neuere Studien zu einer integrativen Technik- und Umweltgeschichte”, 21st -22nd January 2016, Tübingen, Germany.
  • 4th June 2015: “Die Ästhetik der Staudämme. Der ‚Hume Dam’ als Symbol des Fortschritts?”;
    presentation a the junior conference, “Neue Perspektiven auf die Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts“ der Leibniz-Forschergruppe „Nach dem Boom“, Freiburg, Germany.

  

Conferences and workshops

  •  11-12 April 2018 „‘Playing with Scales‘ in Environmental History“, Tübingen (with Prof. Dr. Ewald Frie)

 

Courses

  • Winter 2017/18: „Grüne Revolution statt grauer Theorie. Eine Einführung in die Umweltgeschichte.“, University of Tübingen (with Timm Schönfelder.)