Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Wirtschafts-Geschichte

Friedrich-Lütge-Prize for outstanding dissertations

Since 2005, the Society for Social and Economic History has awarded a prize every two years for outstanding dissertations in the field of social and economic history. The prize is named after the founding chairman of the GSWG, Friedrich Lütge. Under the leadership of Friedrich Lütge and with the participation of Wilhelm Abel, Hermann Kellenbenz, and Herbert Hassinger, the GSWG was founded in Frankfurt on Main on February 18, 1961. Lütge was chairman of the society from 1961 until his death in 1968.

The award of the Friedrich-Lütge-Prize is decided by a three-member jury consisting of the chairman, the vice-chairman, and the secretary of the GSWG. The dissertation may not be published yet and may not contain more than 1.3 million characters (all-inclusive). The prize is endowed with 1,500 €.

For the review process, the dissertation, copies of the dissertation reviews, and a short CV are required, each (and only) as a pdf file.

>> Call for entries for the Friedrich Lütge Award 2021

Please submit to:

Prof. Dr. Mark Spoerer
University of Regensburg
Institute for History
Chair of Economic and Social History
Universitätsstraße 31
D-93053 Regensburg
Phone: +49 941 943-5750
E-mail: GSWG@ur.de


Previous award winners

March 20, 2019 | Dr. Michael Buchner - Uni Saarbrücken
„Die Spielregeln der Börse. Institutionen, Kultur und die Grundlagen des Wertpapierhandels in Berlin und London, ca. 1860-1914“

April 20, 2017 | Dr. Paul-Moritz Rabe - LMU München
„Die Stadt und das Geld. Haushalt und Herrschaft im nationalsozialistischen München“

March 11, 2015 | Dr. Matthias Schmelzer - Universität Frankfurt/Oder
"The Hegemony of Growth. The Making and Remaking of the Economic Growth Paradigm and the OECD"

April 3, 2013 | Dr. Tobias Alexander Jopp - Universität Hohenheim
"Insurance, Fund Size, and Concentration - Prussian Miners‘ Knappschaften in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries and Their Quest for Optimal Scale"

March 19, 2009 | Dr. Alexander Engel - Universität Göttingen
„Farben der Globalisierung. Die Entstehung moderner Märkte für Farbstoffe 1500-1900“

April 12, 2007 | Dr. Peter Kramper - Universität Freiburg
„Neue Heimat. Unternehmenspolitik und Unternehmensentwicklung im gewerkschaftlichen Wohnungs- und Städtebau 1950-1982“

März 31, 2005 | Dr. Ingo Köhler - Universität Göttingen

„Die ‚Arisierung‘ der Privatbanken im Dritten Reich. Verdrängung, Ausschaltung und die Frage der Wiedergutmachung“