Robert Peters

Robert Peters
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Technologiegeschichte


Room: B 318

Kackertstraße 7

52072 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96658

Office Hours

by arrangement


Robert Peters studied economic science, linguistics and literature science at RWTH Aachen University. He receives the Springorum-Denkmütze from the school of business for his degree as a diploma economic teacher.

From 2009 to 2015 Robert Peters worked at the University Sports as press assistant. Additional he was an external instructor for the NEW AG in october 2014 and since may 2015 he is working as a freelance moderator.

Since september 2015 Robert Peters has been working for the Teaching and Research Unit for Economics and Social History and History of Technology as a research assistant. He is a mentor of a project for local economic implications of industry 4.0, supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).



Dissertation Project

Development analysis of the regional needle industry: Reciprocity of actors-structure-relations in process of transformation.

DFG Project

Local economic implications of industry 4.0 in relational perspective: Innovation, evolution, organisation and interaction; examined at the example of the german textile industry.


Publications and Presentations

  • [WIP] Labour Market Regulation and its Commercial and Economic Impact: Precursors of the Current Anti-Globalisation Movement in the 17th and 18th Centuries (Conference Paper, European Business History Association's 21st annual congress, 24.-26. August.)
  • [WIP] Wenn Historiographie auf Wirklichkeit trifft: Reformation und Wirtschaft am Beispiel von Nadel und Messingindustrie (Vortrag, Bischöflichen Akademie Aachen, 21.04.-22.04.2017)
  • Thomes, Paul/Peters, Robert/Dewes, Tobias, Wirtschaft. Wissen. Schaffen. 30 Jahre Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften 1986-2016, Aachen, 2016.
  • Cornelius Chorus: Innovator of Sourcing Strategies and Offshoring. A Modern Capitalist Entrepreneur in the 17th Century? (52nd BHSJ Conference, 8. bis 9. Oktober 2016, Tokyo)


Summer Semester 2016

  • Bachelor seminar: Let's talk about Money: Euro and the History of the European Monetary Integration