Find out more about the research projects of the Department of Social and Economic History.



Chronological list of publications of the department‘s staff.


Main research Social and Economic History

The research focus of the Department of Social and Economic History are the social, gender, legal and cultural history of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Additional research interests are the history of science, especially of cartography and geography since the early modern period, but also an extended history of universities in terms of social history. These focuses are also accompanied by reflections on theoretical and methodological questions in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.


Restrictions due to Covid-19

Please note the current information on the central homepage of the UDE and the Institute of History.

The office hours will probably take place in presence in the office R12 S05 H90 from October under the applicable hygiene rules. The registration takes place in Moodle. Please check the homepage for the current situation.

PD Dr. Reinhild Kreis and PD Dr. Mischa Honeck are no longer working for the University of Duisburg-Essen and are no longer accepting term papers. Please attend a new seminar session if necessary.

Research Alliance: Kulturen des Kompromisses / Cultures of Compromise 

The new research alliance “Kulturen des Kompromisses / Cultures of Compromise” will comparatively approach distinct cultures and epochs to systematically investigate the social, political and cultural premises of compromises. Combining the fields of – among others – history, literary studies, political science, communication studies and jurisprudence, this research alliance will bring together researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) and the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). The consortium will be lead by the UDE. 

Ute Schneider Just Published

Ute Schneider, Ungleichheit. Menschen mit Behinderung  - ein Thema der Sozialgeschichte?, in: Markus Bernhardt (Hg.), Inklusive Geschichte? Kulturelle Begegnung - Soziale Ungleichheit - Inklusion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Frankfurt am Main 2021, S.  246-269.

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Nadja Danilenko Just Published

Danilenko, Nadja: Picturing the Islamicate World. The Story of al-Iṣṭakhrī’s Book of Routes and Realms. Leiden (NL), 2020.

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Nils Bennemann Just Published

​Nils Bennemann erhält für seine Dissertation „Das Wissensregime am Rhein: Rheinwissen in der Zentralkommission für die Rheinschifffahrt, 1817-1880“ den Wissenschaftspreis der Sparkasse Essen für Geisteswissenschaften und Bildungswissenschaften. Zu dieser Anerkennung gratulieren wir ihm ganz herzlich!

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Oliver Kann Just Published

Kann, Oliver: Karten des Krieges. Deutsche Kartographie und Raumwissen im Ersten Weltkrieg, Paderborn 2020.
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