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Dr Kimberly Coulter
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 600 55-115

Dr Kimberly Coulter

Coordinator of the Research Area Visual Regional Geography 

Department: Central Geographical Library and Archive for Geography

Short CV


at the IfL since March 2023

2022–2023: Project Manager for Digital Art Education, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections)

2021–2022: Visiting Scientist, Deutsches Museum, Munich

2009–2021: Director of the Environment & Society Portal, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

2007: PhD at the University of Wisconsin–Madison 

2001, 2002, 2006–2007: Lecturer, Geography,University of Wisconsin–Madison

2002–2004, 2005–2006: DAAD Graduate Fellowship, University of  Bonn

2000–2002 Manuscripts Editor, History of Cartography, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research interests


Media geography, social geography, knowledge transfer processes and practices



Journal articles

Coulter, Kimberly (2013)

Territorial appeals in post-wall German filmmaking : the case of Good Bye, Lenin!

In: Antipode / 45 (2013) 3, S. 760 - 778

Coulter, Kimberly / Mauch, Felix (Übersetzer/-in) (2012)

Digitale Erkundungen der Umwelt : – ein neues Portal für Umwelt und Gesellschaft

In: Kultur & Technik / 36 (2012) 2, Seite 32-33

Hardenberg, Wilko, Graf von / Coulter, Kimberly (2012)

Navigare la storia : considerazioni sulla creazione di un portale di storia ambientale

In: Diacronie : studi di storia contemporanea, 10, Seite 1-15

Coulter, Kimberly (2011)

Film geopolitics in practice : marketing the miracle of Bern

In: Geopolitics / 16 (2011) 4, S. 949 - 968

Coulter, Kimberly (2010)

Low fidelity : A-national appeals in Rosenstrasse's funding, production, and use

In: Aether : the journal of media geography, 6 (2010), Seite 4-37

Book chapters

Coulter, Kimberly / Hardenberg, Wilko, Graf von / Jørgensen, Finn Arne (2022)

Spaces: what's at stake in their digital public histories?

In: Handbook of digital public history / edited by Serge Noiret, Mark Tebeau, and Gerben Zaagsma. - Berlin : De Gruyter Oldenburg, Seite 223-234

Coulter, Kimberly / Hardenberg, Wilko, Graf von (2017)

Cultivating the spirit of the commons in environmental history : digital communities and collections

In: Methodological challenges in nature-culture and environmental history research / edited by Jocelyn Thorpe, Stephanie Rutherford and L. Anders Sandberg. - London ; New York : Routledge, Seite 260-271

Coulter, Kimberly (2016)

Technology heritage online : a review of the digital museum inventing Europe

In: Objects in motion : globalizing technology / edited by Nina Möllers and Bryan Dewalt. - Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Seite 148-158

Coulter, Kimberly / Mauch, Christof (2011)


In: The future of environmental history : needs and opportunities / edited by Kimberly Coulter and Christof Mauch. - Munich : Rachel Carson Center. - (RCC perspectives ; 2011/3), Seite 4-7

Monographs and edited volumes

Coulter, Kimberly (Herausgeber/-in) / Hardenberg, Wilko, Graf von (Herausgeber/-in) / Jørgensen, Finn Arne (Herausgeber/-in) (2021)

Ant spider bee : chronicling digital transformations in environmental humanities

München, Spider & Cloud. 235 Seiten

Coulter, Kimberly (2007)

Visions of" unity in diversity" : territorial appeals in contemporary German filmmaking

Madison, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Other publications

Coulter, Kimberly (2008)

The NSF's "cool" project : a charrette assesses interdisciplinary graduate education, with surprising results

In: GlobalHigherEd

Coulter, Kimberly (2007)

"Spaces in European cinema" (by Myrto Konstantarakos (ed.), Exeter: Intellect, 2000) : a review

In: Scope : an online journal of film and television studies, 9, 3 Seiten