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Prof Dr. Hartmut Berghoff

German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

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Biographical Summary
Hartmut Berghoff is an economic and social historian. He has held research and teaching posts at University of Bielefeld, the University of Tübingen, Humboldt University Berlin, Beisheim Graduate School of Management Koblenz, and Harvard Business School. He is on leave from the directorship of the Institute of Economic and Social History at the University of Göttingen and became Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. in April 2008. He is currently working on the history of consumption in Nazi Germany.


Main Area of Interest
  • Business history
  • the interaction of cultural and economic history
  • the history of consumption and consumerism
  • the history of globalization


GHI Research Project
The History of Consumption in Nazi Germany. more ...


Professional Positions
since April 2008 Director, German Historical Institute, Washington DC
2007 Visiting Professor, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris
March - July 2006 International Visiting Scholar, Harvard Business School
2002 - 2003 Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)
since 2001 Professor of Economic and Social History and Director of the Institute of Economic and Social History, Georg August University Göttingen (on leave since 2008)
2000 - 2004 Adjunct Professor of Business History, Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, WHU Koblenz
2000 - 2001 Adjunct Professor of Economics and Economic History, Humboldt University Berlin
1997 - 2000 Adjunct Professor of Economic and Social History, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
1991 - 1997 Assistant Professor of Economic and Social History and German Research Foundation research fellow, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
1990 Staff member at the Wissenschaftsrat in Cologne (German Science and Humanities Council), Cologne
1986 - 1990 Research Fellow University of Bielefeld