Christian Rohr

Prof. Christian Rohr
Abteilung für Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Umweltgeschichte
Historisches Institut
Universität Bern
Unitobler B 115
Länggassstrasse 49
CH-3012 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 31 684 85 58
Phone2: +41 (0) 31 684 83 42
E-mail: christian.rohr(at)
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Programs in which Christian Rohr holds an official function:
ISCARmember2014 -

Additional functions:
Officer of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) - Board Member

Key Publications of Christian Rohr (up to ten) :
Christian Rohr: Extreme Naturereignisse im Ostalpenraum. Naturerfahrung im Spätmittelalter und am Beginn der Neuzeit (Umwelthistorische Forschung 4), Köln/Weimar/Wien 2007, 640 pp.

Michael Kempe & Christian Rohr (eds.): Coping with the Unexpected. Natural disasters and their perception (Environment & History 9, 2, Special Issue, Strond/Isle of Harris 2003) 128 pp.
Louis K. McNally III & Christian Rohr (eds.): Diversity in the Global Reconstruction and Representation of Weather and Climate: East, South, West, North. Selected Papers from the ICHM Symposium at the International Congress of History of Science, Beijing, China, July 2005 (History of Meteorology 2 [2005] pp. 37-159.
Andrea Westermann & Christian Rohr (eds.): Climate and Beyond. The Production of Knowledge about the Earth as a Signpost of Social Change (Historical Social Research 40/2, Special Issue). Köln 2015 (auch online unter

Yuri Brugnara, Stefan Brönnimann, Marcelo Zamuriano, Jonas Schild, Christian Rohr & Daniel Marc Segesser: December 1916: Deadly Wartime Weather (Geographica Bernensia G91). Bern 2016, 8 S., doi:10.4480/GB2016.G91.01, auch online unter

Rudolf Brázdil, Christian Rohr et al.: European floods during the winter 1783/1784: scenarios of an extreme event during the ‚Little Ice Age’. In: Theoretical and Applied Climatology 100 (2010) pp. 163-189, DOI 10.1007/s00704-009-0170-5
Christian Rohr: Floods of the Upper Danube River and Its Tributaries and Their Impact on Urban Economies (c. 1350–1600): The Examples of the Towns of Krems/Stein and Wels (Austria). In: Environment and History 19, 2 (2013), pp. 133-148.

Expertise of Christian Rohr:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic AtmosphereMeteorology
Topic HydrospherePrecipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereSnow Cover
Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseAgriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Food Security
Transport / Mobility
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic TechnologyTechnical Environmental Protection
Topic Politics/LawMitigation / Prevention / Emission Reductions
Topic SocietyPopulation Dynamics / Migration / Urbanisation
Perception / Behaviour / Attitudes
Topic Culture/HistoryCulture / History
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementTopic Risk and Disaster Management
Fundamental Knowledge
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleRegional
National / Cultural
Time FramePast
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
MethodsData Collection - Documents, Archives

Specialties of Christian Rohr:
  • Naturgefahren - Geschichte (1200-2000)

  • Ressourcenverteilung infolge Witterung und Klima - Geschichte (1200-2000)

  • Bauliche Adaptionsstrategien - Geschichte (1200-2000)

    Kulturhistorische Untersuchungen zu Wahrnehmung, Deutung, Bewältigung von extremen Naturereignissen (Überschwemmungen, Lawinen, Erdbeben, Erdrutsche und Bergstürze, extreme Witterung). Bedeutung historischen Wissens für aktuelle Katastrophenbewältigung bzw. die Vorbereitung.

    Last update: 11/29/21
    Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2022)

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