African History

As editors in the field of African History we discuss publications dealing with all aspects of the African past. To provide an insight in current historiographical debates our range of the reviews is equally broad, covering social, economic, political, cultural and intellectual history of different states and regions in Africa. Time wise, colonial and postcolonial periods are in the focus, but we also review major works dealing with the pre-colonial African past. In introducing publications on all aspects of the African past, the editors seek to transcend the dichotomy between “the West and the rest” in straddling traditional regional boundaries and overcome thematic fragmentation in a Eurocentric historiography.

Andreas Eckert 

is a professor of African History and the director of the International Research Center “Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History” at the Humboldt University, Berlin. He currently works on a General History of Africa since 1850.

Focal Points:
- Modern African History
- Labor History, History of Work
- Global History
- Comparative History of Colonialism


Julia Tischler

is a postdoctoral researcher at the International Research Center “Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History”, Humboldt University in Berlin. Having completed her doctoral dissertation on the Kariba Dam in colonial Zambia and Zimbabwe in 2011, Julia is now working on the history of rural transitions and agricultural education in South Africa and the United States in the first half of the twentieth century.

Main research interests:
- African History
- Global History
- Agricultural and Environmental History
- History of Development 
- History of Work