Principal Investigator


Professor Miles Larmer

Professor of African History; Fellow of St Antony’s
St Antony’s College 

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Enid Guene

Research Associate in Cultural History, History Faculty

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iva-pesaDr Iva Peša

Research Associate in Environmental History, History Faculty

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Dr Rachel Taylor

Research Associate in the History of Haut Katanga (DRC), African Studies Centre

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Project Administrator

claire-phillips-photoClaire Phillips

Oxford Centre for Global History, History Faculty

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Associated researchers

Dr Benoît Henriet
Assistant Professor in History
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

(RA in the History of the Haut Katanga, Comparing the Copperbelt project – June 17-Sept 18 – read more >>)


sl-photoDr Stephanie Lämmert

Researcher, Center for the History of Emotions
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

(RA in Cultural History, Comparing the Copperbelt project – Oct 16-Sept 17 – read more >>)


Advisory group


Prof. Kate Alexander

Professor of Sociology; South African Research Chair in Social Change
University of Johannesburg



Prof. Dr. Stefan Berger

Director of the Institute for Social Movements
Institute for Social Movements, RUB (Ruhr Universitaet Bochum)




Prof. Donatien Dibwe Dia Mwembu

Professor of History
University of Lubumbashi



Prof. Jan-Bart Gewald

Professor of the History of Southern Africa
Institute of History, Leiden University / African Studies Centre, Leiden




Prof. John Lungu

Professor of Economics, School of Graduate Studies
Copperbelt University




Dr Patience Mususa

Senior Researcher
The Nordic Africa Unit, Uppsala




Prof. Benjamin Rubbers

Professor of Social Anthropology
Human and Social Sciences Institute, University of Liège