Institute for Economic and Social History

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Berghoff


Education and Employment

  • Since 2015: Director of the Institute of Economic and Social History at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany)
  • Since 2015 : Visiting Professor, Zürich University (Switzerland), MAS-Course in Applied History
  • 2008-2015 : Director of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC
  • 2007: Visiting Professor at Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris
  • 2006: Visiting Professor at Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston, Mass. U.S. as Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., International Visiting Scholar in Business History
  • 2002-2003: Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg)
  • 2001-2008: Director of the Institute of Economic and Social History at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Since 2001: Full-time, tenured Professor of Economic and Social History at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany)
  • 2000-2001: Professor of Economic History at Humboldt-Universität Berlin
  • 2000-2004: Part-time Professor of Business History at WHU Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management in Koblenz (Germany)
  • 1999- 2000: Temporary Professor of Economic and Social History at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Germany)
  • 1997-2000: Reader (Oberassistent) at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
  • 1991-97: Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Assistent) at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Prof. Dr. H.-P. Ullmann)
  • 1990: Consultant at the Wissenschaftsrat (German Science Council) in Cologne
  • 1986-90: Researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the University of Bielefeld (Prof. Dr. S. Pollard)
  • 1980-86: Studies at Bielefeld University, Cambridge University, London School of Economics, TU and FU Berlin.


Awards

  • 2010: Distinguished Partner Award, Humanities Council, Washington DC
  • 2007: Newcomen-Harvard Article Award 2006, the Newcomen Society of the United States, for the year?s best article in Business History Review
  • 2005: Second prize of the competition "Das Historische Buch 2004", organized by the internet forum H-Soz-u-Kult. The co-edited volume "Wirtschaftsgeschichte als Kulturgeschichte" was voted second-best book published in 2004 in the category "Modern History"
  • 2005: Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Scholarship of Harvard Business School for 2006
  • 2002: Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg)
  • 1998: Winner of the ABB-Wissenschaftspreis of the Baden-Württemberg Museum of Technology and Work in Mannheim, donated by Asea, Brown und Boveri AG (Award for excellent studies in Economic and Business History)
  • 1990: Prize for the best PhD-thesis in History at the University of Bielefeld in 1989, donated by the Westfälisch-Lippische Universitätsgesellschaft


Major Grants

  • Since 2009: Project supervisor "Immigrant Entrepreneurship. German-American Business Biographies." Grant from the German Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) at the German Historical Institute in Washington
  • Since 2009: Founding member and project supervisor Nachwuchsforschergruppe (Research Training Group) "Transatlantic Perspectives. Europe in the Eyes of European Immigrants to the United States, 1930-1980" of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) at the German Historical Institute in Washington
  • Since 2004: Founding member and project supervisor of the Graduiertenkolleg (Research Training Group) "History of Generations. Generational dynamism and historical change" of the German Research Council at the University of Göttingen
  • 2003-2009: Founding member and project supervisor of the Graduiertenkolleg (Research Training Group) "Interdisciplinary Environmental History" of the German Research Council at the University of Göttingen
  • 1999-2001: Founding member and project supervisor of Sonderforschungsbereich (Collaborative Research Centre) "Experiences of War" of the German Research Council in Tübingen