Collaborative Research Unit

Research Unit Social History since 1750

Acronym
SocialHistory
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Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Socio-economic history
Description
The research group Social History since 1750 (SocialHistory) places social change at the centre of its analyses and relates history to contemporary society. Social history calls for a pre-eminently integrated approach that aims to interconnect historical circumstances, structures and processes with human agency, experience and subjectivity, discourse and perceptions, ideas and practices. Social history transcends history in compartments – economy, politics, culture – and aims at historical synthesis and interdisciplinarity. Research programmes include (1) movements, protest and contention, (2) war, crisis and society, and (3) meta history and public history.