Anna-Katharina Wöbse

Membership:  2018

Member Bio

Anna-Katharina Wöbse is an environmental historian and curator. She works and lectures at the University of Gießen. Her PhD dissertation explored the environmental diplomacy of the League of Nations and the early UN. Anna has extensively published on the history of international environmental movements and environmental biographies, animal-human-relations, and visual history. Her current project focuses on the contemporary European environmental history of bogs, tidal flats, fens, swamps, and mires.


 Waterlogged and Drained: An Environmental History of European Wetlands 1950–2000


  • “Space, Place, Land and Sea: The Ecological ‘Discovery’ of the Global Wadden Sea.” In Spatializing the History of Ecology: Sites, Journeys, Mappings, edited by Raf de Bont and Jens Lachmund, 204–22. London: Routledge, 2017.
  • Klara Enss: Kritisch denken, politisch handeln—gut leben: Eine Sylter Biographie. Husum: Husum Druck, 2017.
  • Die ausgezeichnete Natur Europas: Die Geschichte eines Labels.” Themenportal Europäische Geschichte (2016).
  • Der fossile Vogel.” The Nomos of Images (blog). 13 January 2016.
  • “Framing the Heritage of Mankind: National Parks on the International Agenda” In Civilizing Nature: National Parks in Transnational Perspective, edited by Bernhard Gissibl, Sabine Höhler, and Patrick Kupper, 140–56. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012.
  • Weltnaturschutz: Umweltdiplomatie in Völkerbund und Vereinten Nationen 1920–1950. Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag, 2012.