Dr. Felix Mauch

Postdoc

History of Technology

Felix Mauch studied Geosciences and History in Freiburg. He was a research associate at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) from 2009 to 2015 and received his PhD from LMU Munich in 2014. Since 2015, he has been a lecturer in the history of technology, MCTS and environmental studies at TU Munich and the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS). He was awarded postdoctoral fellowships at the German Historical Institute in London and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

  • logistical infrastructures, architectures and media
  • technical landscapes
  • urban and environmental history
  • Southeast Asian histories of technology

Selected

  • Mauch, F. “Rückblenden. Geschichte und Erinnerung einer Naturkatastrophe in Bildern.” Metaphorik. (2020)
  • Mauch, F. “Betwixt and Between. A Reflection on the Scale and Scope of Disaster Memories.” International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity 7 (2019): 110-141. doi.org/10.18352/hcm.552.
  • Mauch, F. Recension: Bauer, Susanne, Heinemann, Torsten and Lemke, Thomas. “Science and Technology Studies. Klassische Positionen und aktuelle Perspektiven.” Technikgeschichte 2 (2019): 179-180. www.recensio.net/rezensionen/zeitschriften/tg/86-2019/2/ReviewMonograph991371764.
  • Mauch, F. “Die Natur der Katastrophe. Ein umwelthistorischer Blick auf die Hamburger Sturmflut.” In: Die Hamburger Sturmflut von 1962. Risikobewusstsein und Katastrophenschutz aus technik- und umweltgeschichtlicher Perspektive, edited by Martina Heßler and Christian Kehrt, 129-148. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014.
  • Mauch, F. “Erinnerungsfluten. Das Sturmhochwasser von 1962 im Gedächtnis der Stadt Hamburg”, In: Forum Zeitgeschichte, Reihe der Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte Hamburg (FZH). München / Hamburg: Dölling & Galitz, 2015.
  • Mauch, F. “Erinnerungsfluten. The Storm Flood of 1962 in Hamburg’s Civic Memory.” Nova Acta Leopoldina 114,390 (2013): 187-188. www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de/fellows/sof/members/alumni_scholars/felix_mauch/index.html.
  • Mauch, F. “The Perils of Water. Floods, Droughts, and Pollution as Natural Hazards and Cultural Challenges.” RCC Perspectives 2 (2012): 63-71. doi.org/10.1016/j. cofs.2018.01.010

→ currently offered courses

  • STS3 – History of Science and Technology
  • Technology and History in Capitalism
  • Controlling Flows: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Logistics in TechnoSocieties
  • Global Histories of Technology
  • Urban Natures: Landscapes, Infrastructures, Technologies

Selection

  • Das Manchester des Ostens? Singapurs logistische Infrastrukturen im 19. Jahrhundert, TU Berlin, 09. Juli 2018
  • Eine stille Revolution. Singapur als logistische Stadt, 1848-1914, GHI London, 29. Mai 2018
  • Knowing the Land. Territorialism and the Production of Logistical Space, Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), Philadelphia, 27. Oktober 2017
  • Hidden in Plain Sight. The Quiet Architecture of Logistics, American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), Chicago, 30. März 2017
  • Logistische Landschaften. Eine Geschichte globaler Warenflussketten, 1850-1930, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 28. April 2016
  • Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
  • European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)
  • Gesellschaft für Technikgeschichte (GTG)