photo ©Lisa Quinones,

Carolin Roeder; photo ©Lisa Quinones,


Carolin Roeder

Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep 2017-Aug 2020)


Carolin Roeder obtained her PhD in Modern European History from Harvard University (2017). In 2016–2017 she was a Visiting Lecturer at Mount Holyoke College.

Carolin is a broadly trained environmental historian with a transnational approach to the histories of Central and Eastern Europe, including the Soviet Union. Her dissertation, “European Mountaineers between East and West: A Transnational History of Alpinism,” explored ideas of internationalism in Europe’s long twentieth century. It examined how alpine clubs developed networks across changing political fault lines in an effort to regulate the usage, risk, and environment of mountain spaces. At the MPIWG, Carolin is revising her dissertation for publication. She is also starting a new project on the environmental history of karst landscapes and continues her research on the Soviet search for the Abominable Snowman, a.k.a. the yeti. Carolin is an avid climber herself and has written about her work in several non-academic outlets.


Between East and West: A Transnational History of Twentieth-Century Mountaineering


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Digital Humanities Workshop



How Hard is Hard? Climbing Grades and the Classification of Verticality in the Twentieth Century


Pathfinders: Diverse Careers to and through the History of Science


The Origins of Alpine Internationalism: Alpine Clubs as Networks of Knowledge, 1874–1920