Research and teaching at the Heisenberg Position explore social, cultural and historical connections of colonial and post-colonial societies between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Historical processes of transformation and exchange are investigated through the prism of 'connected histories', focussing on south-south connections, especially between South Asia, the Indian Ocean, and South / East Africa.
The movements and flows of goods, people, and ideas are at the centre of our research, particularly, migration movements of individuals from South Asia into the world. Taking a historical perspective coupled with an interdisciplinary approach is ever more important to understand our entangled and and globalized world. Global historical research has become one of the most promising and exciting fields in historical studies today.
IUSD-Lecture, 3 December 2019
Dr Margret Frenz, FRHistS, FHEA, presented the IUSD-Lecture on 'Inscribing the City: The Urban Landscape of Zanzibar Stone Town' on 3 December 2019 at 17:30 hrs in room 8.04 in the KI.
Doctoral Workshop, September 2019
The 12th EASAS Doctoral Workshop, organized by Dr Frenz and Dr Berkemer, took place at the University of Stuttgart between 19 and 21 September 2019. The workshop report can be found here.