Robert GROSS, Mag.

Porträt Robert Groß

Affiliation:

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (IFF)
Institute of Social Ecology
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Schottenfeldgasse 29
A – 1070 Vienna

 

Personal dates:

Born: 18. 9.1974 in Bregenz/Vorarlberg
Nationality: Austrian


Education:

2002: high school graduation (SBP) Vienna
2002 - 2010: graduate studies in biology, geography, sociology at the University of Vienna, social ecology and environmental history at the University of Klagenfurt
from 2011: PhD in environmental history at the Institute of Social Ecology, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (IFF) Vienna
03.2013 – 07.2013: ERASMUS internship at the Center for Culture and Global Studies (CGS) at the Aalborg University
17. – 21. 8. 2013: ESEH Summer school “Mountains Across Borders – A Summer School in environmental history” in Lavin/Switzerland
10.2014 – 12.2014: Guest Scholar at the Graduiertenkolleg ”Topologie der Technik” at the Technical University Darmstadt/Germany
21. - 23.5.2016: International Graduate Workshop “Transformations of the Earth”, organized by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU, Munich and the Center for Ecological History, Renmin University, Beijing, in Beijing, China.


Main research areas

Environmental history of the Alpine space, human and social ecology


Selected projects:

2008 - 2010 “Wie das 1950er Syndrom in die Täler kam.” Diploma thesis with support of ‘Verein für sozialwissenschaftliche Regionalforschung/VLA Bregenz’.

May 2011 – November 2011 “Naturschutz zwischen Bodensee und Gletschereis. Eine umwelthistorische Annäherung an die Landesgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts mit Fokus auf der touristischen Entwicklung in Vorarlberg“; with support of ‘Verein für sozialwissenschaftliche Regionalforschung/VLA Bregenz’.

February 2012 – December 2015 “How skiers’ sensations shaped Alpine valleys. An environmental history of winter tourism in Vorarlberg/Austria from 1920 – 2010“; funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (P 24278-G18).

November 2013 – January 2014: “Die Transformation der ländlichen Räume in Österreich durch das ERP (European Recovery Program) “, supported by the Forschungsrat of the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt.

January 2015 – June 2015: Skilifte, Bildpostkarten und Massentourismus. Der Fotograf Risch-Lau als Akteur im Kulturlandschaftswandel?, supported by the provincial government of Vorarlberg.

December 2016 – February 2017: Zur Geschichte des Vorarlberger Bildpostkartenverlages Risch-Lau, supported by the Regional Library of Vorarlberg.

March 2017 - June 2017: WHATEVER - “Whatever the weather. We must move together.” Towards an environmental history of the post-WWII relations of the U.S.A. and Austria, supported by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies BIAAS; see: http://botstiber.org/austrian/fellowships/fellowship2016-17.html

July 2017 - December 2017: Der deutsche Forstwirtschafts-Zellstoffindustriekomplex 1933-1952: Nachhaltigkeit, Autarkie und Innovation, supported by Forschungsinstitut Deutsches Museum, München; see: http://www.deutsches-museum.de/forschung/scholar-in-residence/aktuelle-scholars/


For a list of publications and scientific presentations follow the link:

http://www.umweltgeschichte.aau.at/index,4775,Publications+and+Final+Report.html