DR. MAXIMILIAN GREGOR HEPACH
Geographer, i.e. phenomenologist of space.
Maximilian is post-doctoral researcher and project coordinator of Weather Reports: Wind as Media, Model, Experience. He recently completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Cambridge titled “Is climate real? A phenomenological approach to climate and its changes”. His current research focuses on the phenomenology of (elemental) media. Email. Mastodon. GitHub.
Areas of specialisation
phenomenology, media theory, cultural geography
PhD in Geography (2023)
University of Cambridge
MA in Philosophy (2017)
University of Freiburg
BA in Philosophy (2015)
University of Vienna
“What is lost from climate change? Phenomenology at the ‘limits to adaptation’”, in: Geographica Helvetica (with Friederike Hartz).
“Sensing weather and climate: phenomenological and ethnographic approaches”, in: Environment and Planning F: Philosophy, Theory, Models, Methods and Practice (with Catharina Lüder). [Pre-print available here]
“Geography, influence on and by phenomenology”, in: Encyclopedia of Phenomenology (with Eden Kinkaid, forthcoming).
“Ephemeral climates: Plato's geographic myths and the phenomenological nature of climate and its changes”, in: Journal of Historical Geography.
“Entangled phenomenologies: Reassessing (post-)phenomenology’s promise for human geography”, in: Progress in Human Geography.
“Is climate real?”, in: The Philosopher.
“A Phenomenology of Weather and Qi”, in: Journal of Japanese Philosophy.
Department of Arts and Media, University of Potsdam
MA European Media Studies (2023-)
BA European Media Studies (2022-)
- Media histories of wind (2023-24, with German Studies)
- What is a phenomenon? Introduction to phenomenology (of media) (2022-23)
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
MPhil Anthropocene Studies seminars (2020-22)
Geography undergraduate supervisions (2019-2020)
- What changes with climate change? Indigenous, feminist, and phenomenological approaches to climate(-change) (2021-22)
- Getting a feel for the Anthropocene: on technology and shame (2020-21)
- Living with Global Change (2020)
- Understanding Cultural Geographies (2020)
- Environmental Knowledges & the Politics of Expertise (2019)
Department of Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Teaching assistant (2017-2018)
- Logical and Critical Reasoning (2018)
- Introduction to Ancient Philosophy (2017)
2023 ◌ Virtual Conference “The Coronavirus Pandemic: An Environmental Humanities Perspective” (Vienna/Online) ◌ New Cultural Geography/Neue Kulturgeographie Conference (Halle) ◌ 2021 ◌ Doctoral Workshop of the German Society for Phenomenological Research (Jena) ◌ Annual Conference of the German Society for Media Studies (Innsbruck) ◌ 25. Congress of the German Philosophical Society (Nürnberg) ◌ Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (London) ◌ ASLE (Online) ◌ Uncommon Senses III (Montreal/Online) ◌ American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting (Online) ◌ 2019 ◌ Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Vancouver) ◌ German Geographers Congress (Kiel) ◌ Atmospheres of Shared Emotion Workshop (Vienna) ◌ 2018 ◌ Warwick Continental Philosophy Conference (Warwick) ◌ Cultural Histories of Air and Illness Conference (Warwick) ◌ 2017 ◌ Graduate Conference of the Collegium Phaenomenologicum (Citta di Castello) ◌ 2016 ◌ European Network of Japanese Philosophy Conference (Brussels) ◌ East-West Philosophers’ Conference (Honolulu) ◌ 2015 ◌ Congress of the Austrian Philosophical Society (Innsbruck) ◌ Phenomenology and Health Conference (Oxford) ◌ 2013 ◌ Modern European Philosophy and its Politics Conference (London) ◌ XXIII. World Congress of Philosophy (Athens).