Histoire contemporaine du Luxembourg

Laying the foundations of a modern city. Middle-classes/Bourgeoisie and entrepreneurship in early 20th century Esch-sur-Alzette (1900-1940)

15 Septembre 2021

Research seminar with Suzana Lopes Ferreira Cascao



Longtime associated with its working-class history, the ”Red Esch” was also composed of a diversified bourgeoisie, as well as of a thriving middle-class.

This research attempts to provide for the first comprehensive class and cultural history, focusing exclusively on the middle-classes and bourgeoisie of early 20th century Esch-sur-Alzette.

Who were the members of the middle and upper classes? Where did they come from? What were their professional occupations? Which space, whether social, commercial and residential did they occupy within the city? In which ways did they contribute to the urban development, improvement and embellishment of Esch-sur-Alzette?

Through her presentation, Suzana Cascao  will introduce the audience to the work in progress, i.e, the ways in which she designed her research (including sources and methodology), conceptual issues, research questions, its limitations and goals.


Wednesday, 15 September 2021

14.00 - 15.00

Online - Webex

If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to vanessa.napolitano@uni.lu to receive the link.