Tagungsbericht/Conference report

The conference report of the 2016 International Summer University „Cultures and knowledge of economy/17th-20th c.“ was published by H-Soz-u-Kult (German).

Thanks again to my co-convenors: Alain Chatriot, Nicolas Delalande and Jakob Vogel at the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po.

And thanks to the authors Célia Burgdorff, Manon Lorenz, Felix Pawlowski and Tabea Pottiez, who were interns at the German Historical Institute in Paris.

Tagungsbericht: Kulturen und Wissen des Ökonomischen (18.-20. Jahrhundert). Sommeruniversität des Deutschen Historischen Instituts Paris, 21.06.2016 – 24.06.2016 Paris, in: H-Soz-Kult, 15.11.2016, <www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-6811>.

New Paper on Biographical Method and Microhistory


Entrepreneur Biographies as Microhistories of X„, in: Immigrant Entrepreneurship: The German-American Experience since 1700, eds. Hartmut Berghoff/Uwe Spiekermann, Bulletin of the German Historical Institute – Supplement 12, Washington D.C. 2016, S. 19-36.

Writing scientific biographies evokes the problem of representativeness or of integrating the single case into more general questions of scholarly interest. The establishment of a link between micro and macrolevels inspired the present paper, which attempts to conceptualize the link between the individual biographical case and more general questions via the concept of microhistory. Microhistory does not present an easy solution to this problem, but it can generate sensitivity for the epistemological problems and narrative pitfalls of the biographical genre. „New Paper on Biographical Method and Microhistory“ weiterlesen