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

Geert Castryck, Prof Dr

Career | Publications | Projects
Geert Castryck Prof Dr
Guest Professor
geert.castryck (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften → Geschichte Afrikas
Function / Working Area
Substitution of Prof. Andreas Eckert 08/2023 - 03/2025
Visiting address
Georgenstraße 23 , Room 608
Phone number
(030) 2093 70208
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin


Consultation hours

In presence (Georgenstraße) or as a Zoom meeting.

Please make an appointment by email, explaining your concerns.


Supervision Bachelor paper and Master thesis

Overall, the mentoring takes place within the framework of a final colloquium. If you are interested, please make an appointment with me first.


Research Interests

  • African and Global History of the 19th to 21st Century
  • Colonial history, Colonialism/Coloniality, Decolonisation
  • Urban history (especially port cities, border cities, city life in East and Central Africa)
  • Islam in East-Central Africa
  • Peace and remembrance education
  • Global history, transregional, spatial and postcolonial research approaches


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