Jürgen Kocka#


Jurgen Kocka
Membership Number:86
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Elected:1988
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY




Present and Previous Positions

  • since 2009 Member of the Research Board of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • since 2008 Vice President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • 2007-2009 Research Professor of Historical Social Sciences in Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
  • 2001-2007 President of WZB
  • 2000-2005 President of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH)
  • 1991-2000 Permanent Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) Berlin
  • 1988-2009 Professor of History of Industry at the Free University of Berlin
  • 1983-1988 Director at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research Bielefeld
  • 1973-1988 Professor of General History at the Universität Bielefeld
  • 1972 Habilitation


Fields of Scholarship
  • Social History
  • History of employees in large German and American businesses
  • History of European bourgeoisie
  • German society from the perspective of modernisation, industrialization, and the creation of modern Europe

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 Holberg International Memorial Prize
  • 2005 Bochumer Historikerpreis
  • 1992 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize


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