Eleonora Rohland (Dr. des)


Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI)
Goethestraße 31
45128 Essen
Phone: + 49 201 7204 256
Email: eleonora.rohland@kwi-nrw.de
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Thesis: Hurricanes in New Orleans, 1722-2005: An Urban Biography of Disaster


Sharing the risk. Fire, climate and disaster, Swiss Re, 1864-1906, Lancaster: Crucible Books 2011.

Book Chapters:
Earthquake versus Fire: The Struggle over Insurance in the Aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco Disaster, in: Janku, Andrea, Schenk, Gerrit and Mauelshagen, Franz (eds.), Communicating Historical Disaster Experiences. Politics, Science and Religion, London: Routledge 2012, 174-194.

Co-authored with with Maike Böcker, Gitte Cullmann, Ingo Haltermann and Franz Mauelshagen: Why People Don't Leave. Attachment to Place in the Aftermath of Disasters. Perspectives from Four Continents, in: Oral History and Crisis, edited by Mark Cave and Stephen Sloan. New York: Oxford University Press (in preparation).

Journal Articles:
From Wood to Stone. The Risk Management of Swiss Re in the Sundsvall Fire 1888, in: Environment and History 17.1 (2011), 153-169. (reprint in EABH Bulletin 1 (2011), 10-16.).

Fire in Swiss Re's Early History, 1864-1906: Perspectives for an Environmental Business History?, in: EABH Bulletin 1 (2010), 40-46.

Review of Ortwin Pelc (ed.), Katastrophen in Norddeutschland. Vorbeugung, Bewältigung und Nachwirkungen vom Mittelalter bis ins 21. Jahrhundert (Studien zur Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte Schleswig-Holsteins 45). Wachholtz, Neumünster 2010, in: Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte 98.2 (2011), 220.

Conference Report:
The Politics of Disasters - Fourth conference of the network “Historical Study of Disasters in Cultural Comparative Perspective”. 21.09.2007-22.09.2007, Bern. In: H-Soz-u-Kult, 23.11.2007.