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Faculty

Doctoral candidates are supervised by one or more faculty members of the IMPRS Moral Economies. Depending on the individual PhD projects, further professors from Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin can be included in the PhD supervision teams. Postdoctoral researchers at the MPI for Human Development support the program in the teaching of seminars.

The faculty of the IMPRS Moral Economies currently includes the following members (in alphabetical order):

Prof. Dr. Birgit Aschmann

Prof. Dr. Birgit Aschmann

Portrait Birgit Aschmann | IMPRS Moral Economies Faculty

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, homepage

Major Research Interests
History of emotions; concept of honor in late modern times; European history of piety; piety as an interface between cultural anthropology und cultural history of politics (esp. Germany, Spain, and France); regionalism, nationalism and religion: collective identities (esp. Spain); German colonialism.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Conrad

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Conrad

Portrait Sebastian Conrad | IMPRS Moral Economies Faculty

Freie Universität Berlin, homepage

Major Research Interests
Global history; social and cultural transformation in an increasingly globalized world; dynamic interplay between processes of social/cultural change; interactions, transfers, and processes of global integration; history of Japan and East Asia; histories of colonialism and post-colonialism, nationalism, decolonization; global intellectual history with a focus on the nineteenth century.

Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert

Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert

Portrait Ute Frevert | IMPRS Moral Economies Faculty

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
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Freie Universität Berlin

Major Research Interests
Modern social, political, and cultural history; history of emotions; gender history.

Prof. Dr. Paul Nolte

Prof. Dr. Paul Nolte

Portrait Paul Nolte | IMPRS Moral Economies Faculty

Freie Universität Berlin, homepage

Major Research Interests
Social, intellectual, and political history of the eighteenth to twentieth centuries (Esp. Germany, United States, and post 1945); transatlantic history of democracy; history of the middle classes after 1945; public intellectuals and social, economic, and political concepts and mentalities; consumer culture and commercialization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; urban history and metropolitan cultures; religion and civil society in Western societies; public history and cultures of memory.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Nützenadel

Prof. Dr. Alexander Nützenadel

Portrait Alexander Nuetzenadel | IMPRS Moral Economies Faculty

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, homepage

Major Research Interests
Social and economic history of Europe since the late eighteenth century; Fascism and rural policy in Italy; clientelism and corruption in modern societies; globalization in the twentieth century; combining approaches and methodologies of economic and cultural history.

Prof. Dr. Margrit Pernau

Prof. Dr. Margrit Pernau

Portrait Margrit Pernau | IMPRS Moral Econonies Faculty

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
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Freie Universität Berlin

Major Research Interests
History of emotions; Indian history in the eighteenth to twentieth centuries; transnational history, history of entanglement; historical semantics, comparative studies and translation studies.

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schüler-Springorum

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schüler-Springorum

Portrait Stefanie Schueler-Springorum | IMPRS Moral Economies Faculty

Technische Universität Berlin, homepage

Major Research Interests
Modern German-Jewish history, history of anti-Semitism; Holocaust history; Modern Spanish history; History of nationalism; New military history; History of violence; Gender history; Cultural, social and micro history.