Moritz von Brescius

Moritz von Brescius

Postdoctoral Fellow, WIGH
Affiliate 2021-2022, WIGH; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2021-2022, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Moritz von Brescius
Moritz von Brescius is a senior lecturer in modern history at University of Bern. His research areas include the global history of science and empire, the environmental and economic history of plantation economies, and the acclimatization of cash crops as part of the global expansion of commodity frontiers. His current project looks at the ‘synthetic age’ and shifting resource regimes in the 19th and 20th centuries from a transatlantic perspective. His book German Science in the Age of Empire Enterprise, Opportunity and the Schlagintweit Brothers (Cambridge University Press) was published in 2020.

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