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List of publications

Edited Volumes (peer reviewed):

(2018) Geschichte des Nicht-Essens: Verzicht, Vermeidung und Verweigerung in der Moderne [The History of Non-Eating: Abstinence, Avoidance, and Abnegation in the Modern Age]. Edited by Norman Aselmeyer and Veronika Settele. Supplement of Historische Zeitschrift, vol. 73. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2018. [web | Google Books]

Refereed Journal Articles:

(2018) “Nicht-Essen: Gesundheit, Ernährung und Gesellschaft seit 1850” [Non-Eating: Health, Food, and Society since 1850]. In Geschichte des Nicht-Essens: Verzicht, Vermeidung und Verweigerung in der Moderne. Edited by Norman Aselmeyer and Veronika Settele. Supplement of Historische Zeitschrift, vol. 73. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2018, pp. 7–35 (with Veronika Settele). [web | Google Books]

(2016) “The Lazy Reader: Labor, Books, and Disease in Nineteenth-Century Germany.” Literature and Medicine 34.2 (2016), pp. 440–67. [web]

(2016) “Wissen, Macht, Subjekt: Gesundheit und Ernährung in Geschichte und Gegenwart” [Knowledge, Power, Subjectivity: Health and Food in Past and Present]. Curare 39.2 (2016), pp. 194–96 (with Veronika Settele). [web]

(2015) “Cholera und Tod: Epidemieerfahrungen und Todesanschauungen in autobiografischen Texten von Arbeiterinnen und Arbeitern” [Cholera and Death: Experiences of Epidemics and Concepts of Death in Workers’ Autobiographical Texts]. Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 55 (2015), pp. 77–106. [web]

Encyclopaedia Entries (peer reviewed):

(forthcoming) “Railways.” In Africa and the World: The Continent in Global History. Edited by Saheed Aderinto. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, forthcoming.

(forthcoming) “Occupation of Taveta.” In 1914–1918-online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War, Berlin 2020 [web].

Book Chapters:

(2018) “Cholera und Tod: Epidemieerfahrungen und Todesanschauungen in autobiografischen Texten von Arbeiterinnen und Arbeitern” [Cholera and Death: Experiences of Epidemics and Concepts of Death in Workers’ Autobiographical Texts]. In Sterben, Töten, Gedenken: Zur Sozialgeschichte des Todes. Edited by Ute Planert, Dietmar Süß, and Meik Woyke. Bonn: Dietz, 2018, pp. 81–110. (reprint) [web]

Book Reviews:

(forthcoming) Review of Florence Bernault, Colonial Transactions: Imaginaries, Bodies, and Histories in Gabon. Durham 2019, in Historische Zeitschrift (2020).

(2020) Review of Sarah Ehlers, Europa und die Schlafkrankheit: Koloniale Seuchenbekämpfung, europäische Identitäten und moderne Medizin, 1890–1950. Göttingen 2019, in Historische Zeitschrift  310.2 (2020), pp. 525–27.

(2018) Review of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dekolonisierung des Denkens: Essays über afrikanische Sprachen in der Literatur. Münster 2017, in Das Historisch-Politische Buch 66.3 (2018), p. 332. [web]

(2018) Review of Kenda Mutongi, Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi. Chicago/London 2017, in Global Urban History, 31.7.2018, http://globalurbanhistory.com/2018/07/31/reading-the-city-from-the-streets.

(2017) Review of Maria Paula Diogo and Dirk van Laak, Europeans Globalizing: Mapping, Exploiting, Exchanging. London/New York 2016, in British Journal for the History of Science 50.4 (2017), pp. 737f. [web]

(2016) Review of Brett L. Shadle, The Souls of White Folk: White Settlers in Kenya, 1900–1920s. Manchester 2015, in H-Soz-Kult, 21.12.2016, http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-26064.

(2016) Review of Robert Beachy, Das andere Berlin: Die Erfindung der Homosexualität. Eine deutsche Geschichte 1867–1933. Munich 2015, in Das Historisch-Politische Buch 64.2 (2016), pp. 153f.

(2016) Review of Dieter Storz (ed.), Wilhelm Heiders Erster Weltkrieg: Aufzeichnungen aus Feldzug und Lazarett. Essen 2014, in Historische Zeitschrift 303.1 (2016), pp. 253–55. [web]

(2016) Review of Karl-Heinz Reger, “Dann sprang er über Bord”: Alltagspsychologie und psychische Erkrankung an Bord britischer Schiffe im 19. Jahrhundert. Göttingen 2014, in Archiv für Kulturgeschichte 98.1 (2016), pp. 239–41. [web]

(2015) Review of Annika Hoffmann, Arzneimittelkonsum und Geschlecht: Eine historische Analyse zum 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Stuttgart 2014, in Das Historisch-Politische Buch 63.3 (2015), pp. 329f.

(2015) Review of Alexander Kraus and Martina Winkler (eds.), Weltmeere: Wissen und Wahrnehmung im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Göttingen 2014, in H-Soz-Kult, 10.3.2015, http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-23230.

Conference Proceedings:

(2019) “Capturing the Zeitgeist of Infrastructure.” TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 31.01.2019, https://trafo.hypotheses.org/17723.

(2016) “Umstrittene Objekte. Bedeutungswandel und Konflikte um Glauben und Wissen in der afrikanisch-europäischen Transfergeschichte” (Hamburg, 22.9.2016). H-Soz-Kult, 12.11.2016, http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-6817.

(2014) “Stellare Kriege.” Technikgeschichte 81.4 (2014), pp. 371–377. [web]

Presentations and Invited Talks:

2021

(2021) Co-Organizer and Speaker, Panel “Coming to Terms with the Colonial Past: Remembering and Exhibiting Colonialism in Africa and Europe”, 6th Annual Conference of the International Federation for Public History (IFPH), Berlin (Germany), 17–21 August 2021. [LINK]

(2021) Organizer and Speaker, Conference: Uneasy Neighbours: Conflict and Control in the Colonial City, c. 1870–1930, University of Bremen (Germany), 15–16 July 2021.

(2021) “Of Profits and Losses: The Indian Rupee in Kenya, c. 1880–1920,” Panel “Territorial Money and International Financial Integration” at the Conference Territorien, Staat und Nation in der Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (joint conference of the Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte and the Wirtschaftshistorische Ausschuss of the Verein für Socialpolitik), Vienna (Austria), 7–9 April 2021. 

(2021) “Intangible Heritage: The Man-Eaters of Tsavo and their Global (After)Lives,” Conference: Imperial Artifacts: History, Law, and the Looting of Cultural Property, Leiden University (Netherlands), 28–29 January 2001.

2020

(2020) “Beyond ‘Master Plans’: Realities of Town Planning in Colonial Contexts,” Research Colloquium Global History, Prof. Dr. Roland Wenzlhuemer, LMU Munich, 23 November 2020 (with Daniela Hettstedt).

(2020) Chair, Workshop: Changing Track: Redirecting Research on Colonial Railways in Africa, c. 1880–1960, European University Institute, Florence, 9 November 2020.

(2020, postponed) Co-Organizer and Speaker, Panel “Coming to Terms with the Colonial Past: Remembering and Exhibiting Colonialism in Africa and Europe”, 6th Annual Conference of the International Federation for Public History (IFPH), Berlin (Germany), 18–22 August 2020. [LINK]

(2020, cancelled) Organizer and Chair, Panel “Essen, Sinn und Subjekt: Ernährung und Konsum in der Wohlstandsgesellschaft” [Food and Consumption in the Affluent Society], 13. Österreichischer Zeitgeschichtetag 2020 (Austrian Conference on Contemporary History), Innsbruck (Austria), 16–18 April 2020. [LINK]

(2020, cancelled) “Kuna Matata: The Silent Metamorphosis of Mombasa, 1890–1914,” Research Colloquium, Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz (Germany), 31 March 2020.

(2020) Winter School “Global History – Challenges and Opportunities,” organised by the Heidelberg Centre of Transcultural Studies, the India Branch Office of the Max Weber Stiftung and the German Historical Institute London, New Delhi (India), 16–21 February 2020.

(2020) “Wie schreibt man eine Globalgeschichte der Ugandabahn? Reflexionen aus der Sicht eines Afrikahistorikers” [How to Write a Global History of the Uganda Railway? An African Historian’s Perspective], Research Colloquium “Doing Global History”, Prof. Dr. Cornelius Torp, University of Bremen (Germany), 7 January 2020.

2019

(2019) Organizer, Panel “Memories that Move: Pasts and Presents of Colonial Infrastructure”, Third Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA), Nairobi (Kenya), 24–26 October 2019. [LINK]

(2019) Co-Organizer and Chair, Panel “Railway Imperialism Reconsidered: Colonialism, Infrastructure, and Power”, Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), Milan (Italy), 24–27 October 2019. [LINK]

(2019) “Imagining the Nation: Memories of the Uganda Railway in Kenya”, Conference: Places of Progress? Re-Evaluating the Sites of High Tech Controversies, Braunschweig (Germany), 16–18 September 2019. [LINK]

2018

(2018) “Nairobi: The Making of a European City, c. 1890–1914”, Transregional Academy of the Forum Tranregionale Studien and the Max Weber Foundation: Infrastructures, Regions and Urbanizations, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 29. September – 7 October 2018. [LINK]

(2018) “Railways and Global Integration: Remarks from an African Historian’s Perspective”, Forty-Fifth Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC), Saint-Étienne (France), 17–21 July 2018. [LINK]

(2018) “Verbrannte Wälder: Eisenbahn, Entwaldung und Entwurzelung in Kenia, 1895–1914” [Burnt Forest(s): Railway, Deforestation, and Disintegration in Kenya, 1895–1914], Biennale Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD), Leipzig (Germany), 27–30 June 2018. [LINK]

(2018) “Gardening Rails: Islands, Power, and Slavery on the Swahili Coast, c. 1890–1914”, Workshop: Europe and the World: Between Colonialism and Globalisation, Villa Vigoni, Lake Como (Italy), 18–22 June 2018.

(2018) “Konnektivitätsverluste: Ugandabahn und Globalisierung in Ostafrika, 1890–1914” [Disconnections: Uganda Railway and Globalization in East Africa, 1890–1914], Research Colloquium Prof. Paul Nolte, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), 7 June 2018. [LINK]

(2018) “Power and Exclusion: Re-Assessing Nairobi’s Early History, c. 1890–1914”, Workshop: European History across Boundaries from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century, Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz (Germany), 24–26 January 2018. [LINK]

2017

(2017) “(Un-)Making Connections: East Africa, the Uganda Railway and the Question of Globalization, c. 1890–1914”, Imperial and World History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London (Great Britain)16 October 2017. [LINK]

(2017) “To Whom the City Belongs: Old Nairobi and the Politics of Exclusion, c. 1890–1914”, Workshop: Infrastructure and the Making of Urban Space: Critical Approaches, Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin (Germany), 21–22 September 2017. [LINK]

(2017) “Zerrissene Räume: Die Ugandabahn und der Umbau der Welt (1896–1914)” [Fractured Spaces: The Uganda Railway and the Transformation of the World (1896–1914)], Research Colloquium Prof. Birgit Aschmann, Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), 10 July 2017. [LINK]

(2017) “Beyond the Individual: Early Workers’ Autobiographies and the Question of Authorship, c. 1850–1914”, Conference: The Author – Wanted, Dead or Alive: New Perspectives on the Concept of Authorship, 1700–1900, European University Institute, Florence (Italy), 5–6 June 2017. [LINK]

2016

(2016) “Infrastruktur und Raum: Der Bau der Ugandabahn in Ostafrika (1896–1901)” [Infrastructure and Space: The Construction of the Uganda Railway in East Africa (1896–1901)], Research Colloquium Prof. Dirk van Laak, University of Leipzig (Germany), 13 December 2016.

(2016) “Imperialism, Technology, and Landscape: East Africa and the Construction of the Uganda Railway, 1896–1903”, Research Colloquium German Historical Institute, London (Great Britain), 23 August 2016.

(2016) “Historiographie im Wandel: Gesellschaft, Kultur und Wissen als Paradigmen der Geschichtswissenschaft” [Historiographical Change: Society, Culture, and Knowledge as Paradigms in History] (with Sindy Duong), Research Colloquium Prof. Paul Nolte, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), 8 July 2016.

(2016) “Gesundheit und Ernährung: Eine historische Annäherung” [Health and Food: Historical Reflections] (with Veronika Settele), Conference: Du bist, was du nicht isst! Gesundheit und Ernährung seit 1850, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), 27 February 2016.

2015

(2015) “Nahrungssorgen: Proletarische Perspektiven auf Gesundheit und Ernährung um 1900” [Facing Hunger: Proletarian Perspectives on Health and Food around 1900], Workshop: Gesundheitsgesellschaft: Gesunde Ernährung zwischen Mythos und Evidenz, Leifers (Italy), 15–20 November 2015.

(2015) “Gebrochenes Herz: Hat Liebeskummer eine Geschichte?” [Broken Heart: Does Lovesickness Have a History?], Meeting of DAAD Scholarship Holders, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), 11 July 2015.

2014

(2014) “Die schreckliche Frau Cholera: Epidemiewissen und Epidemieerfahrung in autobiographischen Texten von Arbeiterinnen und Arbeitern” [The Dreadful Mrs. Cholera: Knowledge and Experiences of Epidemics in Workers’ Autobiographical Texts], Workshop: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte, Berlin (Germany), 20–21 November 2014.

(2014) “Proletariers krankes Erdenwallen: Repräsentationen von Gesundheit und Krankheit bei Arbeiterinnen und Arbeitern (1850–1918)” [Condemned to Sickness: Workers’ Representations of Health and Illness (1850–1918)], Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. (USA), 7–10 May 2014.

(2014) “Agonie des Apollinischen: Die ‘entlegene’ Geschichte von Gesundheit und Krankheit in der Moderne (1850–1918)” [Agony of the Apollonian: The ‘Hidden’ History of Health and Illness in Modernity (1850–1918)], Research Colloquium Prof. Paul Nolte, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), 10 January 2014.

[Last Update: September 2020]