Jon Mathieu

Membership:  2013

Member Bio

Jon Mathieu is professor of history at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. He was the founding director of the Institute of Alpine History at the University of Ticino and has published widely about mountain regions in the modern period and some related issues.


  • "'Finding out is my life': Conversations with Ester Boserup in the 1990s." In Sustainability Research in the Footsteps of Ester Boserup: Development, Land Use, and Gender, edited by Marina Fischer-Kowalski et al. Springer, forthcoming.
  • History of the Alps 1500-1900: Environment, Development, and Society. Translated by Matthew Vester. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2009.
  • "Long-Term History of Mountains: Southeast Asia and South America Compared." Environmental History 18, no. 3 (2013): 1–19.
  • "Mountain Pastoralism and Modernity: Historical Approaches." Special issue, Nomadic Peoples 13, no. 2 (2009). (Co-edited with Raquel Gil Montero and Chetan Singh)
  • "Urban Development in Early Modern Europe: the Significance of Altitude." Città e Storia 5, no. 1 (2010): 71–83. (Co-authored with Reto Furter)
  • The Third Dimension: A Comparative History of Mountains in the Modern Era. Cambridge: The White Horse Press, 2011.