The research activities of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies are organised in different research networks (Forschungsschwerpunkte). Staff of the Department of Social and Economic History contributes to several of these in a decisive way.
Economy and Society in Historical and Cultural Perspective
The research network Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft aus historisch-kulturwissenschaftlicher Perpsektive (Economy and Society in Historical and Cultural perspective) currently brings together about 70 researchers from eleven departments of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies. Its aim is to promote research on the complex interrelation of economy and society. This includes empiric study as well as theoretical and methodological reflection.
FSP global history
The Forschungsschwerpunkt Globalgeschichte (research focus global history) serves as cooperation platform for interdisciplinary studies on various topics of global and comparative history and thus brings together different departments and research areas.