Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Georg Fertig is an economic and social historian, trained in history and classical Greek literature in West Berlin, Konstanz, and Bochum. He did his PhD with Willi Paul Adams, a specialist for constitutional and intellectual history at the John F. Kennedy Institute for American Studies in Berlin, and his habilitation with Ulrich Pfister, a specialist in economic, social, and religious history in Münster. He was also a postdoc in Trier, and a guest professor in Paris. He has done research in southwest Germany, Pennsylvania, the Eichsfeld, Westphalia, and Saxony, as well as more aggregate studies with a focus on Germany as a whole from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Topics include migration, land markets, demographic systems, and the poor law. Recently, He has started to study genealogy as a popular practice; He is trying to bridge the gap between academia and citizen science.