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Prof. Dr. Michael Max Paul Zeuske

Principal Investigator

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University of Cologne
Institute of History
Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
D-50923 Cologne
Phone: +49/ (0)221 / 470-4320
michael.zeuske[at]uni-koeln.de

 

 

Current Position

Professor for Iberian and Latin American History (C3)

Research

Michael Zeuske is focusing on different forms of dependency in the Atlantic slavery (1450-1886), in the global history of slavery and in different local slaveries and slave trades on a micro-historical level as well (life histories of enslaved people and slave traders). Dependencies on these different forms and levels between "Slavery and Freedom“ are interesting to examine in the beginnings of the processes of enslavement, as well as in the relations among the enslaved (ritualized forms of kinship) and in the relations of love and sex between enslaved women and slavers (slave traders as well as slave holders). We are unaware if these types of relations were also important between enslaved men and slavers/holders (and there are only very few examples of relations between enslaved men and slaveholding women). We also know extremely little about religious dependencies of enslaved children in the Eastern hemisphere enclaves under Portuguese control.

17 books, 21 edited volumes, 196 papers. 250 national and international lectures, 3 completed and one ongoing habilitation, 25 completed and 10 ongoing Ph.D. supervisions, 185 supervised Diploma and Magister theses, 30 Master and 45 Bachelor theses.

Education

  • 1991                      Habilitation/Venia legendi in Modern History 1500-1917 (Global History)
  • 1981–1984            Ph.D., University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 1976–1981            Studies in History and Philosophy, University of Leipzig, Germany

Academic Positions

  • 1993–present        Professor for Iberian and Latin American History, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 1992                      Professor (C3) for Comparative History/Ibero-American History at the Department of History, University of
                                  Leipzig, Germany
  • 1984–1991            Research Associate of the Department of History, University of Leipzig, Germany

Editorial Boards

  • 2012–present        Corresponding member of the Academia de la Historia (La Habana)
  • 2009–2014            Member of the editorial board of the “International Review for Social History”
  • 2007–present        Co-editor "Jahrbuch für Europäische Überseegeschichte"
  • 1991–present        Co-founder and co-editor of the journal “COMPARATIV. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und Vergleichende
                                  Gesellschaftsgeschichte“

Participation in Academic Centers and Consortium Projects

  • 2016–2020            La configuración de los espacios atlánticos ibéricos. Ministerio de Economía y Competividad (head: Prof.
                                  Santiago de Luxán Méndez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, HAR2015-66142-R)
  • 2015–2018            International Research Project: La participación española en el tráfico de esclavos y los legados de la
                                  esclavitud en España (1765-1886)" (MINECO/FEDER HAR 2015-67365P - Prof. Dr. Martín Rodrigo y Alharilla,
                                  Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
  • 2010–present        Research Network “International Research Seminar on the Second Slavery” (Fernand Braudel Center,
                                  University of Binghampton (SUNY), University of Cologne, set of Universities from USA, Brazil, France, Latin
                                  America)
  • 2007–2011            proyecto de investigación "Santiago de Cuba” (HQ2007-62149/HIST), Directorate-General of the Ministry of
                                  the Environment, investigador principal: Juan Andreo García
  • 2007–2010            fellow of the research project "Global Labor Relations" (responsible for the Latin America section 1500-2000)
                                  IISH Amsterdam
  • 2003–present        "The Law in Slavery and Freedom", University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Third-Party Funding

  • Various German Research Foundation (DFG) projects
  • Thyssen-Foundation
  • Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels (The German Publishers & Booksellers Association)

Selected Publications

  • Sklavenhändler, Negreros und Atlantikkreolen. Eine Weltgeschichte des Sklavenhandels im atlantischen Raum. [Slave Traders, Negreros and Atlantic Creoles. A World History of Slave Trade in the Atlantic Area]. Berlin/Boston 2015.
  • With J. Laviña (eds.): The Second Slavery. Mass Slaveries and Modernity in the Americas and in the Atlantic Basin. Berlin/Munster 2014.
  • Handbuch Geschichte der Sklaverei. Eine Globalgeschichte von den Anfängen bis heute. [Handbook on the History of Slavery. A Global History from the Beginnings to the Present Day]. Berlin/ Boston 2013. Paperback 2016.
  • Kuba im 21. Jahrhundert. Reform und Revolution auf der Insel der Extreme. [Cuba in the 21st Century. Reform and Revolution on the Island of Extremes]. Berlin 2012.
  • Die Geschichte der Amistad. Sklavenhandel und Menschenschmuggel auf dem Atlantik im 19. Jahrhundert. [The History of the Amistad. Slave Trade and Human Trafficking on the Atlantic in the 19th Century]. Stuttgart 2012.
  • Von Bolívar zu Chávez. Die Geschichte Venezuelas. [From Bolivar to Chávez. The History of Venezuela]. Zurich 2008.
  • Sklaven und Sklaverei in den Welten des Atlantiks, 1400-1940. Umrisse, Anfänge, Akteure, Vergleichsfelder und Bibliografien. [Slaves and Slavery in the Worlds of the Atlantic, 1400-1940. Outlines, Beginnings, Actors, Fields for Comparison and Bibliographies]. Münster/Hamburg/London 2006.
  • Schwarze Karibik. Sklaven, Sklavereikulturen und Emanzipation. [The Black Caribbean. Slaves, Slave Cultures and Emancipation]. Zurich 2004.
  • Sklavereien, Emanzipationen und atlantische Weltgeschichte. Essays über Mikrogeschichten, Sklaven, Globalisierungen und Rassismus. [Slaveries, Emancipations and Atlantic World History. Essays about Microhistory, Slaves, Globalisations and Racism]. Leipzig 2002.
  • Francisco de Miranda und die Entdeckung Europas. Eine Biographie. [Francisco de Miranda and the Discovery of Europe. A Biography]. Hamburg/Munster 1995.
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