Completed research projects

Corporate History and National Socialism - The History of the Leibniz Association - Structural Policies in West Germany, LIP, Besançon, Alternative economies, Oil and Sovereignty - Nuclear Energy and Society in Denmark - Wirtschaftlicher Strukturwandel - Family in Germany During the Twentieth Century - Digitisation of the banking industry

Forschung

Projekte

A family from Siberia in the transit camp for immigrants and refugees Friedland, June 1988. Foto: Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F079037-0017 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F079037-0017, Lager Friedland, Familie aus Sibirien, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

Family in Germany During the Twentieth Century. Conflicts of Ideals, Policies, and Praxis

Christopher Neumaier

Completed research project

This project correlated family ideals with family life and the institutional setting such as legal regulation. It thereby aimed to shed light on the question of how socio-cultural change was initiated and progressed in Germany during the twentieth century.

Sceenshot - Website der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft v. 29.11.2018 mit der Geschäftsstelle der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Berlin-Mitte

Elaboration of the History of the Leibniz Association

Ariane Brill
Completed associated project

This research project addresses the almost twenty-year history of the Leibniz Association, which has not yet been systematically told.
In making pertinent records available and analysing them, it pursues the question as to how the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community (WGL) succeeded during the course of its existence so far in establishing itself in competition with the other major research organisations at national level.

Moral Economy? Social and Cultural History of Collectivist Economics in Western Europe after 1945

Anne Sudrow
Completed research project

Forms of collectivist economics and cooperative corporate constitutions have a long tradition in Europe. Various legal forms of participatory or supportive economics have survived within the economic systems of Western Europe, which are now largely aligned with the private sector and the market economy, and have even developed further during the course of the twentieth century.

Source: © OOA Fonden - smilingsun.org

 

„Atomkraft – Nej Tak“. A transnational perspective on Nuclear Energy and Society in Denmark

Jan-Henrik Meyer

Completed associated research project

This research was part of the cooperative interdisciplinary Horizon 2020 project HoNESt – History of Nuclear Energy and Society. The ZZF hosted HoNESt researchers for their authors’ workshop in November 2018.

Logo of the LIP. Image: Jamin, Lip 0451, CC BY-SA 3.0

'Self-Management' in the Factory. The Watchmaking Enterprise LIP of Besançon, France, in the 1970s and 1980s

Jens Beckmann
Completed PhD project

This project analysed the changes in production, products and communication and negotiating patterns at LIP between 1973 and 1983.

Bookcover

Bookcover: Oil and Sovereignty. Petro-Knowledge and Energy Policy in the United States and Western Europe in the 1970s

Oil and Sovereignty. Petro-Knowledge and Energy Policy in the United States and Western Europe in the 1970s

Rüdiger Graf

Completed research project

The project analyzed the national and international strategies that American and European governments formulated to restructure the world of oil and deal with the era’s disruptions. It showed how a variety of different actors combined diplomacy, knowledge creation, economic restructuring, and public relations in their attempts to impose stability and reassert national sovereignty.

Bookcover: Industrial Policy in Western Europe since the 1960s. Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook 58 (2017), Heft 1.

Structural Policy and Subsidies in West Germany. Debates and Decisions after the 'Economic Miracle'

Ralf Ahrens

Completed research project

The project analysed debates and decisions regarding subsidies as an instrument of coping with economic structural change in West Germany. It focussed on the period from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, during which overall economic growth problems and industrial adjustment crises transformed structural policy into a central field of politics (though one only examined selectively in historical research) with numerous protagonists – alongside the federal government, the individual states and the European Community, also enterprises and trade unions as well as science and the media.

Buchcover: Der Mythos von der postindustriellen Welt. Wirtschaftlicher Strukturwandel in Deutschland 1960 bis 1990

Wirtschaftlicher Strukturwandel im letzten Drittel des 20. Jahrhunderts in Ost und West

André Steiner

Abgeschlossenes Forschungsprojekt

Im DFG-Verbundprojekt unter der Leitung von André Steiner (ZZF) und Werner Plumpe (Lehrstuhl für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte der Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main) wurden die gängigen Bilder vom Verschwinden der Industrie und dem Aufstieg des Dienstleistungssektors auf den Prüfstand gestellt.

Bookcover "Geschichte und Gewinn. Der Umgang deutscher Konzerne mit ihrer NS-Vergangenheit"

Corporate History and National Socialism. Studies on the Handling of their Nazi Past by German Enterprises

Sebastian Brünger
Completed associated PhD project

This PhD project examined continuities and discontinuities in how German enterprises dealt with the past after 1945 and attempts in this way to extend the perspective of the history of memory regarding German commemorational culture to the dimension of corporate history and to conceive of economic enterprises as protagonists of cultural memory.

Completed research projects

Corporate History and National Socialism - The History of the Leibniz Association - Structural Policies in West Germany, LIP, Besançon, Alternative economies, Oil and Sovereignty - Nuclear Energy and Society in Denmark - Wirtschaftlicher Strukturwandel - Family in Germany During the Twentieth Century - Digitisation of the banking industry

Forschung

Projekte

A family from Siberia in the transit camp for immigrants and refugees Friedland, June 1988. Foto: Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F079037-0017 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F079037-0017, Lager Friedland, Familie aus Sibirien, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

Family in Germany During the Twentieth Century. Conflicts of Ideals, Policies, and Praxis

Christopher Neumaier

Completed research project

This project correlated family ideals with family life and the institutional setting such as legal regulation. It thereby aimed to shed light on the question of how socio-cultural change was initiated and progressed in Germany during the twentieth century.

Sceenshot - Website der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft v. 29.11.2018 mit der Geschäftsstelle der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Berlin-Mitte

Elaboration of the History of the Leibniz Association

Ariane Brill
Completed associated project

This research project addresses the almost twenty-year history of the Leibniz Association, which has not yet been systematically told.
In making pertinent records available and analysing them, it pursues the question as to how the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community (WGL) succeeded during the course of its existence so far in establishing itself in competition with the other major research organisations at national level.

Moral Economy? Social and Cultural History of Collectivist Economics in Western Europe after 1945

Anne Sudrow
Completed research project

Forms of collectivist economics and cooperative corporate constitutions have a long tradition in Europe. Various legal forms of participatory or supportive economics have survived within the economic systems of Western Europe, which are now largely aligned with the private sector and the market economy, and have even developed further during the course of the twentieth century.

Source: © OOA Fonden - smilingsun.org

 

„Atomkraft – Nej Tak“. A transnational perspective on Nuclear Energy and Society in Denmark

Jan-Henrik Meyer

Completed associated research project

This research was part of the cooperative interdisciplinary Horizon 2020 project HoNESt – History of Nuclear Energy and Society. The ZZF hosted HoNESt researchers for their authors’ workshop in November 2018.

Logo of the LIP. Image: Jamin, Lip 0451, CC BY-SA 3.0

'Self-Management' in the Factory. The Watchmaking Enterprise LIP of Besançon, France, in the 1970s and 1980s

Jens Beckmann
Completed PhD project

This project analysed the changes in production, products and communication and negotiating patterns at LIP between 1973 and 1983.

Bookcover

Bookcover: Oil and Sovereignty. Petro-Knowledge and Energy Policy in the United States and Western Europe in the 1970s

Oil and Sovereignty. Petro-Knowledge and Energy Policy in the United States and Western Europe in the 1970s

Rüdiger Graf

Completed research project

The project analyzed the national and international strategies that American and European governments formulated to restructure the world of oil and deal with the era’s disruptions. It showed how a variety of different actors combined diplomacy, knowledge creation, economic restructuring, and public relations in their attempts to impose stability and reassert national sovereignty.

Bookcover: Industrial Policy in Western Europe since the 1960s. Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook 58 (2017), Heft 1.

Structural Policy and Subsidies in West Germany. Debates and Decisions after the 'Economic Miracle'

Ralf Ahrens

Completed research project

The project analysed debates and decisions regarding subsidies as an instrument of coping with economic structural change in West Germany. It focussed on the period from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, during which overall economic growth problems and industrial adjustment crises transformed structural policy into a central field of politics (though one only examined selectively in historical research) with numerous protagonists – alongside the federal government, the individual states and the European Community, also enterprises and trade unions as well as science and the media.

Buchcover: Der Mythos von der postindustriellen Welt. Wirtschaftlicher Strukturwandel in Deutschland 1960 bis 1990

Wirtschaftlicher Strukturwandel im letzten Drittel des 20. Jahrhunderts in Ost und West

André Steiner

Abgeschlossenes Forschungsprojekt

Im DFG-Verbundprojekt unter der Leitung von André Steiner (ZZF) und Werner Plumpe (Lehrstuhl für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte der Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main) wurden die gängigen Bilder vom Verschwinden der Industrie und dem Aufstieg des Dienstleistungssektors auf den Prüfstand gestellt.

Bookcover "Geschichte und Gewinn. Der Umgang deutscher Konzerne mit ihrer NS-Vergangenheit"

Corporate History and National Socialism. Studies on the Handling of their Nazi Past by German Enterprises

Sebastian Brünger
Completed associated PhD project

This PhD project examined continuities and discontinuities in how German enterprises dealt with the past after 1945 and attempts in this way to extend the perspective of the history of memory regarding German commemorational culture to the dimension of corporate history and to conceive of economic enterprises as protagonists of cultural memory.