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Spatial History Project Working Group | Benjamin P. Hein "The Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ca. 1875: a spatial history"
During the second half of the 19th century, the stock exchange in Frankfurt on the Main in central Germany emerged as a premier hub for European capital export to the Americas. In hindsight, Frankfurt’s continued importance vis-à-vis far larger stock exchanges in Berlin, London, Paris, or Vienna can seem somewhat puzzling. What enabled this small, mercantile center to hold its own amidst fierce competition from Europe’s giant metropolises? The talk will focus on spatial history as one particular tool with which historians might answer questions about the political economy of European finance capitalism. By considering a variety of different geographies, ranging from trading floors to a birds-eye view of Europe’s 19th century system of stock exchanges, this talk will reflect on how a closer look at space can help us write better history.
Benjamin P. Hein is a PhD Candidate in Modern European History at Stanford University. He is interested in the global history of economic practices, habits, values, and ideas. His research tackles the question of how social history and culture have informed the logics, assumptions, and political economies that govern modern capitalist society.
The Spatial History Project at Stanford University is a place for a collaborative community of students, staff, and scholars to engage in creative spatial, textual and visual analysis to further research in the humanities.
- Thursday, April 27, 2017
12:30 am – 2:00 am
- Bldg. 160, Rm. 433A Map
This event is free and open to the public.
- General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
- 650-721-1385, firstname.lastname@example.org
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