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
Phone number
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Consultation hours              Appointment via email



Dr. Tödt was awarded the "Career Development Award" by the Berlin University Alliance so that he can devote himself to his research in the winter semester 2021/22 and not offer any teaching.


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