Office Address:
Pohlweg 55
33098 Paderborn
Room:
N4.332

Thinking social, economic and cultural history together - because all three can only be understood in their interconnectedness!

About Korinna Schönhärl

How did culture and society influence economic activity? And what impact did economics and economic thinking have on the way people lived together in societies? In what discursive framing did people of the past think about economic issues? I am particularly interested in these fascinating questions with regard to the 19th and 20th centuries, in cooperation with colleagues from the fields of economics, religious studies, law and political science.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 01.10.2021: Heisenberg-Professor for Modern History at University Paderborn

01.04.2021 - 30.09.2021: Deputy Professor for Modern History at University Paderborn

01.10.2020 - 31.03.2021: Deputy Professor for the History and Culture of Technology at KIT Karlsruhe

01.10.2018 - 28.02.2019: Guest Professor at University Lyon II

01.04.2009 - 28.02.2018: Senior Researcher

at University Duisburg-Essen

16.11.2016: Habilitation thesis

in Modern History at University Duisburg-Essen ("European Investment in Greece in the 19th century")

01.10.2005 - 31.12.2008: PhD student

at Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.

18.12.2008: PhD

at Goethe University Frankfurt a. M. ("Knowledge and Visions. The Economists in the Stefan George-Circle")

01.09.2003 - 30.09.2005: Approbation as teacher

for secondary school

01.10.1997 - 30.06.2003: Student of History and German Literature

at University Regensburg and Aristoteles University Thessaloniki

Since 01.05.2019: Geisteswissenschaften International Prize for outstanding work in the humanities for habilitation thesis European investment in Greece in the 19th Century

European Investment in Greece in the 19th Century

Since 01.10.2009: Friedrich Sperl-Award for best dissertation of the Historical Institute of the Goethe University Frankfurt

Friedrich Sperl-Award for best dissertation of the Historical Institute of the Goethe University Frankfurt

01.03.2018 - 30.09.2021: Heisenberg-Project Leader (German Research Foundation)

at Goethe University Frankfurt a. M. with the project "Interantional Cultural History of Tax Morale"

01.10.2016 - 30.09.2017: Junior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in History, Munich

Tax history reveals more clearly than almost any other field how social interests clashed and how they were negotiated - right at the heart of modern societies.

Research

Research Interests

History of the 19th and 20th Century

Economic, Social and Cultural History

History of Modern Greece, Spain and the USA

Transnational History

Methods of Historiography

Financial, Banking and Tax History

Publications

Latest Publications

Histories of Tax Evasion, Avoidance and Resistance
K. Schönhärl, G. Hürlimann, D. Rohde, Histories of Tax Evasion, Avoidance and Resistance, 1st ed., Routledge, London, 2023.
The Ability and Intention of Not Paying Taxes in History. Some Introductory Observations
K. Schönhärl, G. Hürlimann, D. Rohde, in: K. Schönhärl, G. Hürlimann, D. Rohde (Eds.), Histories of Tax Evasion, Avoidance and Resistance , 1st ed., Routledge, 2023, pp. 1–15.
How to Create a Taxpaying Spirit. A Transnational Examination of an US American and a Western German Tax Education Film in and after World War II
K. Schönhärl, in: K. Schönhärl, G. Hürlimann, D. Rohde (Eds.), Histories of Tax Evasion, Avoidance and Resistance, 1st ed., Routledge, London, 2023, pp. 154–167.
Tax Education After WWII: How Spain, the USA, and West Germany Tried to Make Their Citizens Pay Honestly
K. Schönhärl, N. Düll, N.M. Ramírez Lugo , in: G. Sébastien, B. Hadrien (Eds.), Tax Evasion and Tax Havens since the Nineteenth Century , Springer, 2023, pp. 355–376.
Editorial
K. Schönhärl, F. Schotters, G. Thiemeyer, Werkstatt Geschichte 88 (2023).
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History is never finished, we always have to rethink and rewrite it from our own perspective.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Researching and understanding the history of the 19th and 20th centuries - German, European and international!


Current Courses

  • Revolution 1848/49 in Europa (NG)
  • MAP - Mastermodul Historischer Schwerpunkt A3 (GyGe)
  • MAP - Mastermodul Historische Epochen A2 (HRSGe/GyGe)
  • Gott und Steuern: Eine Reise durch die Geschichte von Recht und Religion
  • Gott und Steuern: Eine Reise durch die Geschichte von Recht und Religion
  • Forschungskolloquium Neuere/Neueste Geschichte

Additional Activities

In the student blog project "Paderborn Postcolonial", students are researching the connections that have linked Paderborn and the surrounding area with the German colonies and have left their mark on our minds to this day.

In 2020 I completed the E-learning Certificate at Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.

From 2003 to 2005 I completed my traineeship as a secondary school teacher (history and German) in Bavaria.

Outreach

In articles for daily newspapers, radio interviews and podcasts, I make my exciting research findings accessible to a wide audience.

Scientific Engagement

Since 01.12.2023  |  Mitglied im Beirat der Stiftung Bundeskanzler-Adenauer-Haus

Stiftung Bundeskanzler-Adenauer-Haus


Since 01.11.2023  |  Deputy member of the Senate Ethics Committee

of Paderborn University


Since 01.10.2023  |  Director of the Historical Institute

of Paderborn University


Since 01.10.2023  |  Member of the Faculty Council of Cultural Sciences

of Paderborn University


Since 01.10.2023  |  Member of the scientific advisory board of the "New City History of Dortmund" at the Dortmund City Archives

Stadtarchiv Dortmund


Since 01.03.2023  |  Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Banking and Financial History

Institute for Banking and Financial History


Since 01.03.2023  |  Member of the Board and Secretary of the Association of Social and Economic History

Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte


Since 01.09.2018  |  Academic Councellor of the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies at the National Library in Munich

Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies at the National Library in Munich


Since 01.09.2021  |  Member of the Standing Field Committee on Econonic History of the German Economic Association

Standing Field Committee on Econonic History of the German Economic Association


Since 01.03.2021  |  Member of the Working Group Women in Economic History

Women in Economic History


Since 01.09.2016  |  Member of the Executive Committee of the Working Group for International History of the German Historians Association

AG Internationale Geschichte des VHD


Since 01.05.2016  |  Member of the Working Group on Tax History

Arbeitskreis Steuergeschichte