photo ©Lisa Quinones, www.lisaquinones.com.

Carolin Roeder; photo ©Lisa Quinones, www.lisaquinones.com.

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Carolin Roeder

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep 2017-Jul 2021)

PhD

Carolin Roeder obtained her PhD in Modern European History from Harvard University (2017). Prior to joining the MPIWG in 2017, she was a Visiting Lecturer at Mount Holyoke College. In 2021, she is also the István Deák Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.

Carolin is a broadly trained environmental historian with a transnational approach to the histories of Central and Eastern Europe, including the Soviet Union. Engaging with transnational questions of sport, technology, environment, and politics, her current book project explores the internationalization and sportification of recreational climbing in the twentieth century. Appreciating the climber's love for shiny equipment and the experience that nature can be very real and not only constructed, in particular when it comes down on you in the form of falling rock, she is currently exploring new avenues of material history. Previously, she has written on nature conservation in former Yugoslavia and the Soviet search on the Abominable snowman.

Projects

The Mask—Arrayed

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

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Events

Exhibition

The Mask—Arrayed

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Working with DevonThink: A One-Stop Solution to your Primary Source Mess

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Working with DevonThink: A One-Stop Solution to your Primary Source Mess

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Colloquium

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

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Lecture

Pathfinders: Diverse Careers to and through the History of Science

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Colloquium

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

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Features

News & Press

The Mask—Arrayed project team seeks short essay contributions

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"The Mask–Arrayed" project and podcast featured as the Max Planck Society's "Topthema"

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Project "The Mask—Arrayed" explores material, technological, and cultural aspects of the face mask

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