Cultural Economic History

Cultural Economic History is an innovative area of historical inquiry blending traditions of economic and business history with the insights of modern cultural studies by also considering the social science discourse on economic development, the cultural economy, and globalization. An analysis of the transcultural flow of ideas, people, and goods is central to this kind of historical research at Heidelberg, which is often comparative and seeks to go beyond the more nationally or regionally confined Eurocentric studies of classical economic history.