Teaching

Moritz von Brescius possesses substantial teaching experiences in the fields of Modern European History, the History of Science, Capitalism, Modern Resource Regimes, and Imperial and Global History with a regional focus on Asia (India and Japan) on Bachelor and Master level. He taught at Cambridge, Konstanz and Bern. In all, 18 BA/MA seminars, courses, one practical course on museology in cooperation with a museum in Munich.

List of classes:

University of Cambridge (GB), (2013)

  • Historical Argument & Practice (with Prof Christopher Clark, St Catharine’s College)

University of Konstanz, (G), (2014-2018)

  • Global cultural encounters since 1800
  • Trade, Science and Conquest: The European East India Companies, 1700 to 1858
  • Japan in World History, 1800-1973
  • Introduction to Global History: Key Readings, Methods and Themes
  • The imperial dimension of German History, 1871-1945
  • Classics in the history of History
  • Brokers of Change: Experts and Cultures of Expertise in Historical Perspective
  • Europe’s Industrialisation in Global Context
  • Comparative Empires in Modern History
  • German perceptions of the Extra-European World, 1750-1914
  • Curating historical museum exhibitions
  • Past futures: scientific visions in the twentieth century
  • The long shadow of consumption: global histories of labour and the environment in the modern world

Universität Bern (CH) (2018–2020)

  • US history in international perspective, c.1780-1945
  • The long shadow of consumption: global histories of labour and the environment in the modern world
  • Resource regimes in the 19th and 20th centuries, with subsequent online publication project: http://omeka.unibe.ch/s/bioprospecting 
  • Plantation economies (with Prof Christof Dejung)
  • The rule of time. Progress, spatial power and temporal orders in modern times (with Prof Christof Dejung)
  • Industrial modernity and the material of rubber