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Congress "Mobility and Migration" 20-22 March 2019

From 20 to 22 March 2019 the Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (Society for Social and Economic History) and the Wirtschaftshistorische Ausschuss of the Verein für Socialpolitik (Economic History Commitee of the German Economic Association) jointly host their third congress on economic and social history in Regensburg. All interested scientists and students may attend the congress.

The main theme of the congress is "Mobility and Migration in Historical Perspective".

The congress will include contributions addressing the main theme as well as sections filled with contributions on topics going beyond the main theme.

Information on the congress: HERE.

Conference "Spital und Wirtschaft" 22-23 March 2019

From 22 to 23 March 2019 the conference "Spital und Wirtschaft: Lebensstandard in historischer Perspektive" (Infirmary and Economy: Living standards in Historical Perspective) will be held in Regensburg.

Information on the conference: HERE.

October 9, 2018

Lino Wehrheim wins PhD-Candidate-Award 2018

During the Historikertag 2018 (Day of Historians) the "Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands" (Society of Historians Germany) awarded Lino Wehrheim with the second prize of the forum of PhD-candidates for his PhD-project "Economic expertise, politics, and the press in Germany from 1965 to 2015 - a digital-historical study".

April 20, 2017

Mark Spoerer new chairman of the GSWG

On 20 April 2017 Prof. Dr. Mark Spoerer has been elected chairman of the Social and Economic History Society (GSWG).

The next conference of the GSWG, once more jointly with the Ausschuss Wirtschaftsgeschichte des Vereins für Socialpolitik, will take place in Regensburg in March or April 2019.

July 29, 2016

English pages go online


November 16, 2015

DFG grant for PhD-thesis by Kathrin Pindl M.A.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has included Kathrin Pindl’s PhD-thesis "Storage for subsistence. Regensburg’s hospital granary (17th-19th centuries)" into its priority project SPP 1859: "Erfahrung und Erwartung. Historische Grundlagen ökonomischen Handelns" (Expectations and experience: historic foundations of economic activity), thus funding it for 36 months.

June 8, 2015

NEH / DFG funding for "MEDEA"-project

In cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted a partner project between the Chair for Economic and Social History at the University of Regensburg (Mark Spoerer) and Wheaton College in Massachusetts (Kathryn Tomasek) with a contribution by the Centre for Information Modelling /Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at Franzens-University Graz (Georg Vogeler).

“MEDEA” (Modelling semantically Enriched Digital Edition of Accounts) connects experts on editing historical sources and on digital humanities and economic and social historians from the US and Europe at workshops. Its aims are to discuss a uniform standard for semantically enhancing digital editions of account books.

Participants design mock-editions of account books, which serve as models for further tests and the questioning of transcription, digital enhancement and evaluation of account books. The planned activities are meant to foster long-term cooperation.

Project-page: LINK

June 8, 2015

Funded thesis-projects


Topic: Reasons for demographic decisions (marriage, offspring etc.)
Sources: German Museum of Diaries (Emmendingen)

Funding: DFG grant
Contact: Mark Spoerer, Jochen Streb (University of Mannheim)

Topic: Calculations of wealth for the French occupied German départmens west of the Rhine. Around 1810
Sources: Record Office Münster

Funding: Grant
Contact: Mark Spoerer, Jean-Pierre Dormois (University of Bordeaux)

Topic: In the field of German tax-history. Details and explicit topic: to be discussed

Funding: Grant is possible
Contact: Mark Spoerer

Topic: The history of the ‘Munich Circle’ (registered society), which was founded in 1974 and scientifically assisted the deregulation of the telecommunication sector.
Sources: Are offered by the society

Funding: Grant
Contact: Michael Dowling, Mark Spoerer

October 1, 2014

Michael Buchner wins PhD-Candidate-Award 2014

During the Historikertag 2014 (Day of Historians) the "Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands" (Society of Historians Germany) awarded Michael Buchner with the third prize of the forum of PhD-candidates for his PhD-project "Institutional and cultural foundations of modern financial markets - A comparison between the London and Berlin Stock Exchanges, 1871-1914".

The award is handed out every other year.

July 18, 2013

Julia Schnaus wins Historiae-faveo-Award 2013

Historiae-faveo, Goethe University's (Frankfurt on the Maine) society of alumni and fosterer of historical scholarship accredited Julia Schnaus with the historiae-faveo-award 2013 for the best thesis in the field of history in the 2012/2013 semester for her thesis "Die Frank AG in den 1970er/1980er Jahren. Krisenrezeption und Krisenmanagement eines Familienunternehmens".

April 29, 2013

Tobias A. Jopp PhD wins Friedrich-Lütge-Award

The Society of Social and Economic History (GSWG) presented Tobias A. Jopp, PhD with the Friedrich-Lüdge-Award, due to his outstanding doctoral thesis "Insurance, fund size, and concentration: Prussian miners' Knappschaften in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and their quest for optimal scale" in the field of social and economic history during their annual meeting in Salzburg in April 2013.

The award is handed out every other year

July 1, 2011

German homepage goes online


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