Universität Wien FIND
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070004 UE Guided Reading Economic and Social History - Banking and financial markets in the long run (2022S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

The course will be held digitally via Collaborate (on Moodle).
Please note: No show in the first session will result in deregistration from the course.
Please also note that if you wish to enrol you are also expected to read and be ready to discuss the reading material for the first session (see below "Literature"). In particular, you should be ready to answer the questions of the session´s "roadmap" uploaded on Moodle.

Freitag 04.03. 09:45 - 14:45 Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Freitag 18.03. 09:45 - 14:45 Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Freitag 01.04. 09:45 - 14:45 Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Freitag 29.04. 09:45 - 14:45 Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Freitag 13.05. 09:45 - 14:45 Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Freitag 27.05. 09:45 - 16:30 Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course we will discuss the evolution of banking and capital markets from antiquity to modern times on the basis of cutting-edge research. Particular emphasis will be put on financial innovation and the interplay between the public and the private sector. Although attendance is open to anyone with an interest in this subject, this class is especially recommended to students who have already attended Prof. C. Jobst’s lectures on financial history (070035 VO “Grundzüge der Finanzgeschichte”), since we will approach similar and complementary topics. Our approach will be however more dialectic and crucially rely on the students’ personal contributions through oral discussion of the literature as well as of a few primary sources.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students are expected to read all the assigned texts before each class, timely deliver two short written assignments and actively contribute to class discussion.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements:
• regular attendance (max. 2 unexcused absences = 2 sessions = SWS 4.00. In case of illness confirmed by a doctor's note, additional absenteeism can be compensated by further written assignments)
• reading of all the assigned texts and active participation in class discussion (40% of the final grade)
• timely delivery of 2 short written assignments (30% of the final grade each = total 60%)
• in case of insufficient participation in class discussion some extra written work may be required.
Please note: in order to pass the course each and every requirement must be met (reading, participation, delivery of 2 written assignments).
Grading scale:
• 1 (excellent) 100 – 90 %
• 2 (good) 89 – 81 %
• 3 (satisfactory) 80 – 71 %
• 4 (sufficient) 70 – 61 %
• 5 (insufficient) 60 – 0 %


see above


to be announced in the first session.
Reading material for the first session:
- Von Reden, S. (2010). ‘Cash and credit’. In: id., Money in classical antiquity, Cambridge, pp. 92-124.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA Geschichte (2012): Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (4 ECTS)

Letzte Änderung: Do 03.03.2022 21:07