‘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.
Principal Investigator: Professor Miles Larmer
Podcast: PI Miles Larmer introduces the project.