Christoph Dominik Blum

Research associate (PhD candidate)

Office Address
SFB 923 "Threatened Order"
Keplerstrasse 2 (NE wing), Room 185
72074 Tübingen
 + 49 7071 29-77355
christoph.blumspam prevention@sfb923.uni-tuebingen.de 


Office hours
By appointment via Email

E04 – Stock market crash


Project within the CRC 923

Individual study within the framework of the Project E04: Threat communication, coping practices and financial market speculation. Securities Houses, Stock Market Crashes and Knowledge Practices (18th-19th Centuries) (Head: PD Dr. Daniel Menning)

In the 18th and 19th centuries, there were repeated phases of hyperspeculation and stock market crashes in Europe. The overarching question of the subproject focuses on the diachronic, interepochal and international comparison of the collection and generation of knowledge about hyperspeculation and stock market crashes and the application of this information in different situations. The focus here is primarily on questions of knowledge and economic history.
The study is devoted to knowledge practices in the environment of the railroad speculation bubble during the so-called "German Railroad Fever" from 1835 to 1844, with a special focus on the financial center of Berlin and the stock market crash of 1844. It examines not only the behavior and knowledge of the actors on the stock markets themselves, but also the interventions of the state, primarily the Prussian government.


Curriculum Vitae

Doctoral student representative on the board

Since 2019
Research associate

at the CRC 923 "Threatened Order. Societies under Stress" (Project E04)

First state exam

in the subjects history, politics and economics as well as philosophy/ethics


at the State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg

Practical semester

at the Solitude-Gymnasium in Stuttgart-Weilimdorf

2013 to 2019
Studies of history, politics and economics, philosophy/ethics (teaching profession)

at the University of Tübingen

[Translate to Englisch:] Publikationen


  • Anna Weininger / Christoph Dominik Blum: Review of Richter, Katrin: Die Medien der Börse. A Knowledge History of the Berlin Stock Exchange from 1860 to1933. Berlin 2020. ISBN 978-3-86732-356-7, In: H-Soz-Kult, 23.07.2020, <www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/reb-29822> .