‘Comparing the Copperbelt: Political Culture and Knowledge Production in Central Africa’
ERC European Union Horizon 2020 funded project – July 2016 to September 2021

This project provides the first comparative historical analysis – local, national and transnational – of the Central African copperbelt. This globally strategic mineral region is central to the history of two nation-states (Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)), as well as wider debates about the role of mineral wealth in development.

Read more about the project here. For details of project outputs/publications click here.

Principal Investigator: Professor Miles Larmer

Jointly hosted by the Oxford Centre for Global History, University of Oxford History Faculty and the African Studies Centre, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Oxford.

Podcast: PI Miles Larmer introduces the project.

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