Johannes Müller is a university lecturer and researcher at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.
I am an interdisciplinary scholar with a background in history and literary studies and a special interest in the relationships and interconnections between the humanities and the natural sciences. My research focuses on the history of knowledge, science, and the natural environment. As an assistant professor at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, I teach on the history and culture of German- and Dutch-speaking Europe, environmental history, as well as on memory studies, and I coordinate the minor programme “Cultural Memory of War and Conflict”.
In cooperation with my colleague Laura Bertens, I coordinate the Environmental Humanities LU group and we are organizing workshops and lectures on the relationships between humans and their natural environments, cultural representations of nature, environmental history, and related topics. Among our guest speakers were Daniel Pauly, Kate Brown, Miek Zwamborn, Cornelia Nauen, Becca Voelker and others. If you are interested in learning more about our activities or if you want receive our newsletter, feel free to send me an email.
Fields of interest
- Environmental history
- History of science
- Memory studies
- Literature and the environment
- Culture and history of early modern Europe
- German history
2016- present: assistant professor at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society
2018-19: guest researcher at the Leiden University Institute of History
2016: post-doc at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society
2014: PhD in History (supervision: Prof.dr. Judith Pollmann)
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