Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC)
|Institution||Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC)|
|Themes||natural disasters, environmental knowledge, landscape transformation, resource use, ecological imperialism, environmental ethics|
|Orientation||international, interdisciplinary environmental research|
The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) is a joint initiative of the LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München), and the Deutsches Museum. The institute's goal is to internationalise environmental research with a strong foundation in the humanities. Cooperation between researchers from different cultures and disciplines enables new approaches to themes such as natural disasters, environmental knowledge, landscape transformation, resources use and conservation, ecological imperialism and environmental ethics.
The RCC offers fellowships for researchers from around the world, and organises conferences, seminars, workshops and exhibitions. It also offers a digital portal of environment-related source material and publishes its research findings online, as well as in a number of print media. The centre is one of ten Käte Hamburger Centres nationwide, which are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.