Hartmut Berghoff

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Hartmut Berghoff (born March 22, 1960 in Herford ) is a German economic and social historian .

Hartmut Berghoff studied from 1980 to 1986 at the Universities of Bielefeld , Cambridge , the London School of Economics and the TU and FU Berlin . After his exams, Berghoff worked as a research assistant at the Universities of Bielefeld (1986 to 1990) and Tübingen (1991 to 2000), lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin and at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar near Koblenz. Berghoff has been Professor of Economic and Social History and Director of the Institute for Economic and Social History at the Georg-August University of Göttingen since 2001 . In 2006 Hartmut Berghoff was an International Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School , and in 2007 a visiting professor at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme , Paris. Berghoff headed the German Historical Institute in Washington from 2008 to 2015 .

On behalf of Siemens , he and Cornelia Rauh worked on the company's history from 1981 to 2011.

Berghoff conducts research primarily in the field of company and consumer history . He has written fundamental works on the connection between cultural and economic history. He is currently working on a paper on the history of consumption during the Nazi era .


  • Modern company history. A topic and theory-oriented introduction (= UTB . 2483). Schöningh, Paderborn et al. 2004, ISBN 3-8252-2483-X .
  • with Cornelia Rauh-Kühne: Fritz K. A German Life in the Twentieth Century. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart et al. 2000, ISBN 3-421-05339-1 .
  • Between small town and world market. Hohner and the harmonica 1857–1961. Company history as company history . Schöningh, Paderborn 1997, ISBN 3-506-70785-X .
  • English entrepreneur 1870–1914. A collective biography of leading business citizens in Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester (= bourgeoisie. 2). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1991, ISBN 3-525-35667-6 (also: Bielefeld, University, dissertation, 1989/1990).


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  1. Scientists examine three decades of Siemens contemporary history , press release, accessed on June 28, 2016.
  2. Joachim Hirzel: "The situation was threatening!" In: Focus magazine . No. 51 (2012), December 17, 2012, accessed December 28, 2014.
  3. The History of Consumption in Nazi Germany ( Memento of the original from January 29, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.ghi-dc.org