Network

Mara Albrecht is Assistant Professor for History of West Asia at University of Erfurt. Her research interests include urban violence, spatial history, contested histories and memories, and political cultures in the Middle East.


Nicola Camilleri (University of Padua) trained as historian of 19th and 20th century, he is interested in the history of Europe, specifically of Italy and Germany in their global dimensions.



Samuël Coghe is Postdoctoral Researcher at Freie Universität Berlin. His work deals with the transimperial history of colonialism in lusophone and francophone Africa, with a particular focus on the history of medicine, science and agriculture.

Chelsea Davis is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of World History and Africa at Colby College. Her research interests include British imperial history in the 19th and 20th centuries, history of science and the environment, race, labor, and food studies. 


Véronique Dimier is Professor at the Free University of Brussels. She has published: Le Gouvernement des Colonies, Regards Croisés Franco-Britanniques (PUB, 2004); The Invention of a European Development Bureaucracy: Recycling Empire (Palgrave, 2014). Her latest publication is an anthology, edited together with S . Stockwell (eds.), The business of development in post-colonial Africa (2021).


Klaus Dittrich

Klaus Dittrich is assistant professor at the Education University of Hong Kong and investigates global histories of education with an empirical emphasis on Europe and East Asia.


Maria Framke (Erfurt University) is a historian of modern South Asia, interested in the history of international organizations, (trans)imperial and nationalist politics, humanitarianism, and international relations and ideologies in the 20th century.


Daniel Hedinger teaches at the history department of the LMU, Munich. Specialising in Modern East Asian and European History, his current work focuses on the Second World War in global and transimperial perspectives.


John Hennessey is a historian based at the Department for the History of Ideas and Sciences, Lund University. His current project examines globally-circulating racial discourses about the Ainu people and their political ramifications.


Reginald E. Kirey is Assistant Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam (History Department) and PhD student at the University of Hamburg. He specializes on colonial history and legacy in Tanzania.


Jonas Kreienbaum, Privatdozent at the University of Rostock, works on the history of mass violence, economic decolonization and on colonial and imperial history with an emphasis on trans-imperial connections


Dr. Janne Lahti (PhD in 2009) is a historian who works at the University of Helsinki, Finland, as an Academy of Finland Research Fellow. His research focuses on global and transnational histories of settler colonialism, borderlands, the American West, and Nordic colonialism.


Ole Birk Laursen is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden University), and his research concerns modern South Asian, anticolonial history, and anarchist history.


Eleonor Marcussen is a historian based at the Department of Cultural Sciences at Linnaeus University in Sweden. Specializing in South Asian history, her research interests include socio-environmental histories of infrastructure, imperialism in relation to Nordic colonialism, governance and aid in the politicalization of disasters.


Tom Menger is a postdoctoral researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, studying colonial war and violence as well imperial (oil) infrastructure around 1900 from a transimperial perspective.


Christian Methfessel is a research associate at the History Department of Erfurt University and works on the media history of the imperial expansion and the history of the global Cold War.


Satoshi Mizutani is Professor at the Faculty of Global and Regional Studies, Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan). He has explored theoretical issues on the ‘trans-imperial’, endeavoring to establish it as a viable theme/field of historical research.


Michelle Moyd is Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a historian of Africa, German colonialism in Africa, and World War I in Africa. She is the author of Violent Intermediaries: African Soldiers, Conquest, and Everyday Colonialism in German East Africa (Ohio University Press, 2014).


Marie Muschalek is a research associate and lecturer at the Chair of the History of Knowledge at the University of Konstanz. Her current research interests lie in the area of the history of colonial naturalist knowledge, violence, and aesthetics. 


Marc-William Palen is a historian at the University of Exeter. He is editor of the Imperial & Global Forum and co-director of History & Policy’s Global Economics and History Forum.


Reiner Prass is a historian living in Erfurt who has worked for a long time on agrarian history and the history of literacy in France and Germany and has recently focussed on the history of knowledge and of sub-Saharan Africa in the pre-colonial period.


Ned Richardson-Little is a Freigeist Fellow at the Department of History at the University of Erfurt. He is currently working on a project examining German state policy towards international control and prohibition regimes surrounding arms and narcotics from the Kaiserreich to the Nazi era.


Corey Ross is Professor of Modern History at the University of Birmingham (UK), and works on global environmental history, the history of empire, and the social and cultural history of twentieth-century Europe.


Dr. Baijayanti Roy (University of Frankfurt/Main) is a research scholar interested in the histories of Nazi Germany, colonial and post-colonial India as well as anti-colonial and trans-imperial networks in Asia and Europe.


Zoé Samudzi is a postdoctoral researcher with the ACTIONS Program at the University of California, San Francisco and a research associate with the Centre for the Study of Race, Gender and Class at the University of Johannesburg. As a sociologist, her research engages Southern African imperiality and the Ovaherero and Nama genocide.


Nils Schliehe, PhD candidate at the University of Hamburg, works on African and Portuguese History. He is interested in decolonization, transimperial cooperation, war and conflict studies and the global dimensons of the Cold War.


Felix Schürmann (Erfurt University) is a historian specialising in modern Africa and its global entanglements as well as the history of the maritime world.


Carolyn Taratko is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Erfurt. She works on the history of science and empire in nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe and is currently completing a book on the history of food security in modern Germany and its colonial spaces.


Florian Wagner is assistant professor at the University of Erfurt. He is the author of Colonial Internationalism and the Govermentality of Empire (forthcoming 2021, CUP) and specializes in the history of the International Colonial Institute and the concept of „Repatriation“


Torsten Weber is a historian of modern East Asia and Principal Researcher at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ Tokyo).


Andreas Weiß (Helmut Schmitdt University, Hamburg) is a historian of modern European history, interested in the history of European Integration, international organizations and (trans)imperial connections and relations of the 19th and 20th century.


Taoyu Yang is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Irvine. His dissertation examines the multi-imperial dimensions of Chinese treaty port cities, with a particular focus on Tianjin and Shanghai.