Organizing the World: Planning and Engineering in Cold War Europe

Thu, Oct 24, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: 
211 Dickinson Hall
Audience: 
Princeton faculty and students
Sponsor(s): 
Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance
Economic History Workshop, History Department

Sandrine Kott is professor of European contemporary history at the University of Geneva since 2004. She has studied History in Paris (PhD in 1990, habilitation in 2001), the University of Bielefeld, (FRG), and Columbia (New-York). She has taught history as an assistant professor at the university of Poitiers (France) and been awarded junior fellow at the Institut universitaire de France in Paris (1997-2002). During the Fall Semestres 2019 and 2020, she will be invited professor at New York University. She has been a visiting professor at the Humboldt-university (Berlin), the University of Santa Barbara (California) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris). She is member of the Academia Europeae (Academy of Europe). www.acadeuro.org.

Her principal fields of expertise are the history of social welfare and labor law in France and Germany since the end of the nineteenth century and labor relations in those countries of real socialism, in particular in the German Democratic Republic. She has developed the transnational and global dimensions of each of her fields of expertise in utilizing the archives and resources of international organizations and particularly the International Labor Organization.

She has published over 100 articles in French, German and American journals and collective volumes, edited 11 volumes and special issues (in French, Polish, German and English) and published seven monographs.


The Economic History Workshop (EHW) is a monthly seminar series for Princeton students and faculty interested in the study of economic history. Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance, the workshop provides a forum for scholars to present their findings and receive feedback on their research in a wide array of subfields, such as financial, business, labor, legal, intellectual, technological, and social history. Open to faculty, scholars, and students of Princeton University, Rutgers University, and the Institute for Advanced Study.