From Craft to Industry

The German Research Foundation has granted funds to the Chair for Bavarian and Swabian History at the University of Augsburg for the following project which has started on 1 January 2007 and will run for two years: From Craft to Industry –Processes of Change and Crisis Discourse in the Urban and Rural Textile Trade in Augsburg/East Swabia Between 1750 and 1850. Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Rolf Kießling Dr. Anke Sczesny will be working on this project. A long-standing collaborator at the Institute for European Cultural History at the University of Augsburg (IEK), Sczesny has gained deep insights into the textile trade within the framework of her dissertation on “Between Continuity and Change. Rural Trade and Rural Society in Middle East Swabia in the 17th and 18th Century.