Yale’s Vanessa Ogle Win the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

Vanessa Ogle, a new associate professor of history at Yale University, was recently awarded the prestigious Max Planck-Humboldt Medal. Each year, the Max Planck Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation confer the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal, which carries a cash prize of 60,000 euros.

Dr. Ogle, a historian of global Europe from the 18th century to the present, was honored for her historical research on capitalism and globalization. She is the author of The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950 (Harvard University Press, 2015). The book presents a history of 19th-century globalization and a revisionist account of attempts to unify clock times, calendars, and social times. She is working on a new book project titled Archipelago Capitalism: A History of the Offshore World, 1920s-1980s.

“It is a tremendous honor for me to receive a Max Planck-Humboldt Medal,” said Dr. Ogle. “I am so thrilled that my research and writing on the history of offshore tax havens is recognized in this way. I care deeply about this project and feel it has important contemporary lessons to convey about efforts to combat tax evasion among the super-rich and corporations.”

Before joining the faculty at Yale, Dr. Ogle taught at the University of California, Berkeley. She served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania from 2011 to 2017.

Dr. Ogle holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. She earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University.

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