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
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Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften → Geschichte Afrikas

Dr. Daniel Toedt was a research associate of Prof. Andreas Eckert until September 2022.



Radio-Interview, SWR 2, 20.06.2022: Belgien überreicht Überreste Lumumbas an Kongo: „Das war politischer Mord“


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)
  • Printed Voices: Africa and the World of Media in the 19th and 20th Century (MA Global History/MA African Studies)


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