We are 15 scientists from Europe and North America who research on ecological issues in Russian and Soviet history from the 18th to the 21st century. We meet at conferences and workshops and make our collected knowledge accessible to a wide audience in publications.

Clemens Günther

Network Coordinator /
Research Member and Professor, Cultur Department of the Eastern-Europe Institute, FU Berlin

Philipp Kohl

Network Coordinator/
Research Associate for Slavic Literature (Chair of Prof. Dr. Riccardo Nicolosi)

Elena Fratto

Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies Role, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University

Andy Bruno

Environmental Historian and Associate Professor and Director, Department of History, Northern Illinois University

Mieka Erley

Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Colgate Univerity, California

Susanne Frank

Head of Faculty “Department of East Slavic Literure and Culture”, Institute of Slavic Studies, Humboldt-University Berlin

Julia Herzberg

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

Julia Obertreis

Professor at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History, focusing on the history of Eastern Europe, FAU Erlangen

Erik Martin

Academic Associate at Faculty of Humanities (cultural studies), Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)

Coleen McQuillen

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Southern California

Tatjana Petzer

Visiting Professor for Slavic Cultural Studies, Marthin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg

Jonathan Oldfield

Professor in Russian Environmental Studies/ Head of the Department for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

Timm Schönfelder

Research associate at Leibniz Institute for History and Culture of Eastern Europe, GWZO

Mika Perkiömäki

Doctoral Researcher and PhD Student at Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Studies at UTA, Tampere University

Scientific Associate of Didactics of Biology at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

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Our activities


We collect the multiple activities within the network that are taking place over the next three years here. You are interested in the activities within the interdiscplinary field of Ecospheres, f.e. in historiography, literary, geography, ecology and cultural…

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