Capitalism from Below: Urban Real Estate Markets, Homeownership and Financial Crises around 1900

Global History Workshop
Event date: 
April 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Alexander Nützenadel
Professor, Humboldt University, Berlin
Seminar Series: 
Global History Workshop
Modern Europe Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Co-sponsored by the Modern European Workshop

“Capitalism from Below: Homeownership, Urban Real Estate Markets and Financial Crises around 1900 in Europe and Abroad”
Alexander Nützenadel
Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

To attend to this workshop, please RSVP to Jennifer Loessy at Lunch will be served, and maximum attendance is 30 people.

Alexander Nützenadel was educated at the Universities of Venice, Berlin and Göttingen where he received his M.A. in 1990. After a research fellowship at the German Historical Institute from 1992 to 1994, he was awarded a PhD by the University of Cologne where he also lectured between 1995 and 2003 at the Department of History. Between 2004 and 2006, he was principal investigator of the Research Group ‘Globalisation as a Historical Process’ supported by Volkswagen Foundation. Alexander Nützenadel held fellowships at Columbia University, New York, and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Wassenaar, before being appointed Professor of European Economic and Social History at the University of Frankfurt (Oder) in 2006. In October 2009, he joined the History Department of Humboldt University Berlin as a Professor of Social and Economic History.

Alexander Nützenadel’s general area of research is the social and economic history of Europe since the late 18th century. He has published books and articles on Fascism and rural policy in Italy, on the history of economic knowledge in West Germany after 1945, and on trade and commercial culture in Venice during in the late 18th century. More recently, his research has focused on the role of clientelism and corruption in modern societies, urban real estate markets and the history of globalization in the 20th century. He is the co-ordinator of the Priority Program "Experiences and Expectations: Historical Foundations of Economic Behavior”, funded by the German Research Foundation (2015-2021, together with Jochen Streb).

The Global History Workshop, held periodically over the semester, is currently engaged in on-going discussions about empire in world history, generously funded by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. For the academic year 2015-16, this venture will be subsumed under a Sawyer Seminar on “Imperial Histories and Global Regimes”, funded by the Mellon Foundation. In addition, these grants support on-going graduate workshops in Imperial and Colonial History.

Area of Interest: 
Consumer History
Economic History
Material Culture
Urban History
19th Century
20th Century