Dr. Melanie Arndt
Area of specialisation
Social, modern political, and environmental history
"human made" disasters (in particular nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl), relationship between nature and society, transfers and entanglements, health care, Eastern Europe, transnational processes
Distinctions and Awards
Post-doctoral fellowship, Volkswagen Foundation, Stanford Humanities Center, September 2013 – June 2014
Post-doctoral fellowship, German Historical Institute, Washington DC, 2013 (declined)
Carson fellowship, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, June-December 2012
Mentoring program for women in academic leadership positions, Leibniz Association, 2011 – 2012
Special Jury Award for Interdisciplinarity, Potsdam Congress Award, 2011
Congress Travel Grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2011
International Research Project "Politics and Society After Chernobyl", Volkswagen Foundation, 2008 – 2012.
Extension of PhD fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG), 2005.
Undergraduate Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), School of Slavonic and East European Studies London, 1999 – 2000.
- Lectures, Membership in scientific bodies, Professorship, Refereeing
English, German, Russian, Swedish
2004: Health Policy in Divided Berlin, 1948 – 1962