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Research

The research focuses on the history of Africa in its unity and diversity, in its global and (trans-)local references, in its interdependencies and demarcations, in its fractures and continuities. Our research focuses on the history of the 19th and 20th centuries as the epochs in which today's structures and processes, problems and perspectives in Africa were decisively shaped.

Within the broad range of perspectives relevant to the history of Africa, particular attention is paid to socio-historical, historical-anthropological and knowledge-historical approaches.

Current and planned research projects focus on the dynamics of social and religious movements and on the history of cross-border mobility and identities since the end of the 19th century. Particular attention is paid to the major moments of upheaval in the 20th century, such as the post-war period.

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