April 16, 2018

Former GHI Research Fellow Ines Prodöhl appointed as an Associate Professor for Modern Economic History at the University of Bergen

Ines Prodöhl, who was a research fellow at the GHI from 2008 to 2017, will be joining the faculty of the University of Bergen in August 2018 as an Associate Professor for Modern Economic History. While at the GHI, she worked on a project analyzing the history of soy in the first half of the twentieth century, focusing both on soy's economic significance and on cultural attitudes towards it in Northeast China, Europe, and the United States. 

Before joining the GHI, Prodöhl received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Heidelberg for a thesis on encyclopedias and general knowledge between politics and business. The thesis was awarded the Ruprecht Karl Prize in 2009 as one of the University of Heidelberg's five outstanding dissertations in all fields of research and was published as a book by the Akademie Verlag under the title Die Politik des Wissens. Allgemeine deutsche Enzyklopädien zwischen 1928 und 1956.