Prof. Dr. Ulf Christian Ewert

Abteilung Wirtschaft

Gastprofessor und Vertretung der Junior-Professur Wirtschaft

Lansstraße 7-9
14195 Berlin
030 838-52885


Dienstag, 12.03., 9:30 bis 11:30 Uhr

Dienstag, 19.03., 9:30 bis 11:30 Uhr

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

  • Medieval trade and the history of the Hanse

  • Sociology and political economy of pre-modern princely courts

  • Portuguese overseas expansion

  • Demographic-economic interactions in the pre-modern era

  • Living standards and anthropometric history

  • Quantitative methods in historical research and game theoretical approaches to history



  • Habilitation, Chemnitz University of Technology, 02/2008
    Venia legendi in Medieval History as well as in Economic and Social History
  • Doctorate (Dr. phil.), Modern and Medieval History,
    Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 01/1999
  • Diploma (Dipl.-Kfm.), Business Administration and Econometrics,
    Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 07/1994

Academic Employment

  • 10/2012-03/2013 Visiting Professor at the Economics Department of the John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University Berlin

  • 04/2012-09/2012 Lecturer / Substitution of the chair in Social and Economic History, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

  • 01/2012-02/2012 Visiting Lecturer in Economic History at University of Regensburg, Faculty of Philosophy, Art, History and Social Sciences

  • 10/2009-12/2011 Lecturer in Medieval History at Helmut-Schmidt-Universität - University of the German Federal Armed Forces Hamburg

  • 04/2003-09/2009 Lecturer / Substitution of the chair in Economic and Social History, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle (Saale)

  • 11/2003-09/2009 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (equivalent to an assistant professor position) at the Institute of European History, Chemnitz University of Technology

  • 09/2001-08/2003 Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter (equivalent to an assistant professor position) at the Institute of Economic History, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

  • 05/1999-08/2001 Post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock


Contributions to international conferences

  • Papers at ESHET 2000 (Graz), ESSHC 2002 (Den Haag), EHES 2003 (Madrid), ESSHC 2004 (Berlin), ESSHC 2006 (Amsterdam), IEHC 2006 (Helsinki), EHES 2007 (Lund), EHES 2009 (Geneva), EHES 2011 (Dublin), IMC 2012 (Leeds)

  • Session chair / discussant at EHES 2001 (Oxford), ESSHC 2002 (Den Haag)

  • Session convener at ESSHC 2004 (Berlin, Session on the Management of Economic Crises), ESSHC 2006 (Amsterdam, Session on History and Economic Theory)



  • More than 35 articles in English, German and French on the late medieval Hanse, the court of the Valois-Dukes of Burgundy, the political economy of late medieval and early modern courts, the Portuguese 15th century overseas expansion and the standard of living in France and Germany in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Teaching experience

  • Since 2001, I have autonomously prepared and given more than 50 lectures, seminars and courses on Political, Cultural, Economic and Social History of the Middle Ages, on Economic History of Modern Times, on quantitative methods and game theory in historical research and on economics and econometrics at Chemnitz University of Technology, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Free University Berlin and at the Universities of Munich, Regensburg and Münster.

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