Verena Winiwarter#

Verena Winiwarter
Photo: Pilo Pichler
Membership Number:5365
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2022 Professor Emeritus
  • 2018 Professor for Environmental History at the Institute of Social Ecology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • 2010, 01 - 2015, 12 Dean of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • 2007 - 2017 Professor of Environmental History at the University of Klagenfurt (Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • 2003 - 2009 Head of the Centre for Environmental History at the IFF (Institute for Research and Post-Graduate Education)
  • 2003 - 2007 Co-ordinator of the Study Program "Environmental History" at the University of Vienna
  • 2003 - 2006 APART fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies of Austrian Universities: Team Member 1993 - 1999. Firnberg Research Fellow University of Vienna, Institute for Anthropology, 1999 - 2002. Research Fellow St. Gallen University, Switzerland, March - July 2003
  • Lecturer at the Universities of Vienna and Klagenfurt and the University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna since 1993 (more than 160 courses taught)
  • Lecturer at the Summer School on Environmental History, CEU, Budapest, July 2002

Fields of Scholarship
  • River landscapes
  • Theory of interdisciplinary research
  • Soil science
  • Environmental history
  • Contaminated sites

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Corresponding Member Austrian Academy of Sciences, Section for the Humanities and the Social Sciences
  • 2014 “Austrian Scientist of the year 2013”
  • (Austrian Club of Science and Education Journalists)
  • 2015 Grand Decoration of Honour of Carinthia
  • 2016 Full Member Austrian Academy of Sciences, Section for the Humanities and the Social Sciences
  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award of the City of Vienna (Preis der Stadt Wien für Geistes-, Kultur-, Sozial- und Rechtswissenschaften)
  • 2019 Honorary Doctorate in Environmental History, Aalborg Universitet

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