Julia Herzberg

Julia Herzberg


Professor for the history of East Central Europe/Russia in the pre-modern era, department of History and Culture, LMU Munich


Julia Herzberg studied German, History and Russian in Cologne, Bielefeld, Volgograd and Moscow and, after receiving her PhD, worked as a research fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. From 2013, she was an academic council member for Modern and Eastern European History in Freiburg and is part of the European Society for Environmental History. Since 2016, she has been a professor for Russian and Eastern European History at the HLMU in Munich.

Research Focus:

  • History of Russia from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century
  • Russia in the Age of Enlightenment
  • Scientific, technological and environmental history of East Central and Eastern Europe
  • Popular autobiography/biographical research
  • History of historiography
  • Religious practices

Motivation as a part of the network:

Publications linked to the network:

  • Umweltgeschichte(n). Ostmitteleuropa von der Industrialisierung bis zum Postsozialismus (= Bad Wiesseer Tagungen des Collegium Carolinum, Bd. 33), Göttingen 2013. [edited together with Horst Förster and Martin Zückert].
  • “Exploring Ice and Snow in the Cold War.” In: Ice and Snow in the Cold War. Histories of Extreme Climatic Environments, (= The Environment in History), New York 2018, S. 3-19, [edited together with Christian Kehrt and Franziska Torma].

One response to “Julia Herzberg”

  1. […] linked to the aesthetic semanticization and cultural epistemology of weather and climate phenomena. Julia Herzberg concluded this section with a contribution on the Russian cold and climate ideas and Russia and […]


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