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

Dr. phil. Georg Berkemer

Publications since 1992
Dr. phil. Georg Berkemer
Georg.Berkemer (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften → Kulturen und Gesellschaften Südasiens
Visiting address
Invalidenstraße 118 , Room 219
Phone number
(030) 2093-66041
(030) 2093-66048
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Georg Berkemer has conducted research especially on issues of premodern and early modern South Asian history and historiography. He has published articles on the history of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, epigraphy and the social history of southern India. He additionally investigates topical questions of environmental and social history and theory of history.


Since October 2010 he has been a research associate at the Department of South Asia Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he teaches history and southern Indian regional languages. Dr. Berkemer studied Ethnology, Indology and South Asian History at the Universität Heidelberg, the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Andhra University in Visakhapatnam. He received his doctorate in 1991 for a thesis on the regional history of eastern India (Andhra Pradesh and Orissa). He has subsequently held positions in Kiel, Freiburg, Kyoto, Heidelberg and Berlin.