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Economics and Social History Online - Switzerland and Europe

Project ID: 4053
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Project Leader

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Woitek
Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
University of Zurich
Winterthurstrasse 30
8006 Zurich

Prof. Dr. Jakob Tanner
Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 64
8001 Zurich

Project Coordinator

Project Partners

Prof. Dr. David Gugerli
Institut für Geschichte, ETHZ
Prof. Dr. Christoph Conrad
University of Geneva
Prof. Dr. Jörg Baten
University of Tubingen
Prof. Dr. Markus Cerman
University of Vienna
Prof. Dr. Franz X. Eder
University of Vienna


The project addresses students of social and economic history and joins the variety of modern research approaches represented by the involved chairs. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of research and teaching in this field, students are very heterogeneous in terms of skills and knowledge (economics, history). Therefore, the adjustment of skills is the main objective and motivation for the development of an e-learning project. ESO aims at helping students to develop the ability to apply and compare approaches of cultural and social history and economic theory in the analysis of historical and social processes. This interdisciplinary program requires deep knowledge of history and economics, and the planned structure will facilitate to achieve this ambitious goal. The modules will make intensive use of the already available extraordinary wealth of data from the „online data base of social and economic history of Switzerland“, a data base with about 10000 time series covering the 19th and 20th centuries collected at the research centre for social and economic history at the University of Zurich.

Poster ELO (PDF 170 KB)

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