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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
Tel. 49-221-470-4320
 
 
 

Current Position: 

Professor for Iberian and Latin American History (C3), University of Cologne

Education

1976-1981           Studies in History and Philosophy, University of Leipzig
1981-1984           Doctoral studies, University of Leipzig
1991                    Habilitation/Venia legendi in Modern History 1500-1917 (Global History)

Academic Positions

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

Editorial Boards: 

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

Participation in Academic Centers and Consortium Projects: 

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), (2016-20); proyecto de investigación "Santiago de Cuba” (HQ2007-62149/HIST), Directorate-General of the Ministry of the Environment, investigador principal: Juan Andreo García (2007-11); fellow of the research project "Global Labor Relations" (responsible for the Latin America section 1500-2000) IISH Amsterdam (2007-10); "The Law in Slavery and Freedom", University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (since 2003); 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) (since 2010); 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, 2015-18).

Research: 

MZ 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 PhD supervisions, 185 supervised Diploma and Magister theses, 30 Master and 45 Bachelor theses.

Third-Party Funding: 

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

Selected Publications:

  1. Francisco de Miranda und die Entdeckung Europas. Eine Biographie [Francisco de Miranda and the Discovery of Europe. A Biography]. Hamburg/Münster 1995.
  2. 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.
  3. Schwarze Karibik. Sklaven, Sklavereikulturen und Emanzipation [The Black Caribbean. Slaves, Slave Cultures and Emancipation]. Zurich 2004.
  4. 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.
  5. Von Bolívar zu Chávez. Die Geschichte Venezuelas [From Bolivar to Chávez. The History of Venezuela]. Zurich 2008.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. With J. Laviña (eds.), The Second Slavery. Mass Slaveries and Modernity in the Americas and in the Atlantic Basin. Berlin/Münster 2014.
  10. 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.
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