Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Daniel Tödt, Dr

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Daniel Tödt Dr
scientific staff
daniel.toedt (at)

Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften → Geschichte Afrikas
Visiting address
Invalidenstraße 118 , Room 407
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Consultation hours              Appointment via email



Main Research Interests
  • History of Africa, 19th and 20th century
  • History of colonialism
  • (Post-)Colonial societies
  • Global Urban Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • History of the Mediterranean
  • Maritime labour history
  • Middle class


  • Heart of the Continent: A History of Congo in Regional and Global Perspectives (15th – 21st Century) (BA Asian and African Studies)
  • Debates in Area Studies (BA Asian and African Studies)
  • Urban West Africa (BA Asian and African Studies)
  • Africa and the Sea: a Maritime History (BA Asian and African Studies)
  • On the Seven Seas: A Global History of Maritime Labour and Shipping Industry (with particular attention to Africa) (MA Global History/MA African Studies)


Research Project
  • African Seafarers and Dock Workers in the French and Belgian Empire