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

Dr. Peter Lambertz

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Dr. Peter Lambertz
Visiting Fellow
peter.lambertz (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften → Geschichte Afrikas II
Visiting address
Hausvogteiplatz 5-7 , Room 303a
Phone number
(030) 66112
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Consultation hours: Appointment via email.


Main research interests

  • History and anthropology of transport in Africa
  • Material culture
  • History and anthropology of the Congo River (fluvial transportation, environment)
  • Anthropology of Religion in the African city
  • Spiritual movements in Africa


Current research project:

funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundsation (2018-2020): "Whaleboats in the Forest: History and Anthropology of Engines, Materials and Mobility on the Upper Congo River (Democratic Republic of Congo)"