RESEARCH UNITS : Germany

Historisches Institut Universität Duisburg-Essen Arbeitskreis für Agrargeschichte

IAMO Growth of the German Agrarian Economy, 1500-1900

Historisches Institut Universität Duisburg-Essen

Researchers

Prof. Dr. Stefan Brakensiek, Institutsdirektor
Dr. Mahlerwein, Gunter, research assistant
Dr. Prass, Reiner, research assistant
Dr. Konersmann, Frank, research assistant
Prof. Dr. Trossbach, Werner (Univ. Kassel-Witzenhausen), associated member
Prof. Dr. Zimmerman, Clemens (Univ. Saarbrücken), associated member

Contact

Arbeitskreis für Agrargeschichte
Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
D – 45117 Essen
Tel: ++492011833586
Fax:++492011832658
URL: http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/geschichte/ak_agrargeschichte/

Research interests

Research on a broad range of topics in German agricultural history from the medieval age to the 20th century.
- power relations in rural societies
- agricultural practices and their environmental preconditions and consequences
- change of property rights in rural societies
- self-organisation of the peasantry (local communities, agricultural societies, cooperatives, rural protest)
- climate change and agriculture

IAMO

Researchers

Kopsidis, Michael, Senior Researcher
Fertig, Georg, Full Professor/Chair
Pfister, Ulrich, Full Professor.Chair

Contact

Growth of the German Agrarian Economy, 1500-1900
IAMO (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe)
c/o Dr. Michael Kopsidis
Theodor-Lieser-Strasse 2
06120 Halle (Saale)
Germany
Tel: ++493452928230
Fax:++493452928299
URL: http://www.iamo.de/en/

Research interests

Expertise in :
- exchange and market systems (land, credit and commodity markets) on the micro and region levels, 18th-19th centuries
- German agricultural development in the perspective of growth and development economics, 16th-20th century
- regional expertise on Western and Central Germany, 16th-20th century
- social networks in rural societies of the past

Recent research projects funded by the DFG:
- Relationships and resource flows in rural societies: Social networks in Westphalia in the nineteenth century (completed 2009)
- Agricultural growth in Saxony, 1750-1880 (since 10/2008)
- Real land rents in Westphalia, 16th to early 20th centuries (under revieuw)
This second and third project include an analysis of rural landscapes development in terms of patterns of land use in the long run. Additional, one member of the research unit is currently envolved in the analysis of firewood markets as an indicator of a potential “energy crisis”

 
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