andreas eckert

Professor, consortium co-speaker
Institute of Asian and African Studies Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 2093 70204

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin


Research Interests


I studied History, French and Journalism in Hamburg, Yaoundé and Aix-en-Provence. I was Professor of African History at the University of Hamburg between 2002 and 2007, since then Chair of African History at Humboldt University Berlin. Between 2009 and 2023 I directed the Käte Hamburger Collegium “Work and Life Course in Global History” (re:work). I was visiting professor in Paris, Harvard and Stanford and Fellow at the Institut d’Études Avancées in Nantes, the Swedish Collegium in Uppsala and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Selected Publications