Institute of Modern History

Economy, Finance, Consumption

What do children buy?

In my PhD-Project, I am analysing the shopping behaviour of children and young people in the areas of Württemberg in the 18th century. (Manuel Mozer)

Speculation and stock market crashs

The project examines the two speculative bubbles and stock market crashes of 1825/1826 (state bonds) and 1835-1844 (railay mania) in Germany with a focus on threat communication, knowledge and coping practices. (Anna Weininger, Christoph Blum, Daniel Menning, SFB 923)

New Worlds of Goods

The PhD projects examines the quantitative and qualitative development of stationary retail trade in cities in the Württemberg region between 1700 and 1850. (Julietta Schulze)

Mission and Money

In my book-project I examine the transnationalization of Catholicism, which was largely carried out by Catholic “lay people” and a broad fundraising-movement. (Frederike Schotters)

Marketing: Advertising and the Boundaries of the Economy, 1400-1850

How to historicize markets? The project explores practices of marketing and advertising between 1400 and 1850 and discusses boundary-work in and on markets in the border region of the Lower Rhine. (Christina Brauner)

Country Houses in Times of Change

Society and its transformations in German regions,18th to 20th centuries (Anne Sophie Overkamp, Daniel Menning, Christoph Schlemmer, Manuela Mann, Kira Keßler)

Justice and Violence in Manila

Manila was an early modern triumph of Chinese-Spanish trade, and also the theater of catastrophic anti-Chinese violence, most notably in 1603, 1639, and 1662. This project asks: what was the role of Habsburg justice in Manila, how did its Chinese navigate this system to shape the city in their interests, and lastly, why did successful communication and commerce nonetheless fail to resolve the issues which led to massive violence? (Adrian Masters, SFB 923)