Direkt zum InhaltDirekt zur SucheDirekt zur Navigation
▼ Zielgruppen ▼

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Social and Economic History

Dr. Marie Huber

Foto
Name
Dr. Marie Huber
Email
marie.huber (at) hu-berlin.de

Institution
Philosophische Fakultät → Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften → Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
Visiting address
Hausvogteiplatz 5-7 , Room 304a
Phone number
(030)2093-66115
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Research focus:

Marie Huber’s research focusses on development history and nationbuilding in Africa from a global historical perspective and the transnational creation and circulation of knowledge. In her Ph.D. project Marie looks at the Ethiopian example to examine the execution of the World Heritage Convention in developing countries. Her findings highlight the profound effect that membership in the United Nations and participation in the new international political order that arose in the 1960s had on Ethiopia. Her work illuminates the extent to which foreign experts have managed Ethiopia’s national heritage and the strategies of borrowing countries involved in development programmes.

Her current research project is sponsored by the DFG and seated in the field of business history focussing specifically on the West African airline company “Air Afrique”. In her research she questions the role of the airline in the greater context of the then newly found independence of West African nations. Her research combines insights from political and state historical theory with the history of economics to examine the influence that the political climate of the time had on business decisions within the company. This research project is part of the Priority Programme "Experience & Expectation - Historical Foundations of Economic Behaviour".


About Marie:

Marie Huber began her studies in history and sociology at the Technical University in Berlin before freelancing as an expert researcher for the city of Berlin writing reports on urban development. She graduated in 2017 with her PhD at the Institute for History at the Humboldt University (HU) in Berlin. Her dissertation project was sponsored by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and procured her invitations to research in Paris and Addis Ababa. Marie has since spent a year as a Post-Doc fellow at the Chair for African History at the Institute for Asian and African Studies at the HU Berlin on a scholarship supplied by the Humboldt Graduate School. Subsequently, she received further sponsorship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for her own research position and is a team member of the Chair for Social and Economic History at the Department of History at the HU Berlin. In her recent courses she has taught African history of the 20th century and methodology for research using digital resources. Marie is mother to three children and volunteers as a mentor in a women’s network to aid the harmonisation of work-life duties and career planning for female professionals.


Current publications:

- Marie’s first book “Developing Heritage – Developing Countries: Ethiopian Nation Building and the Origins of UNESCO World Heritage, 1960-1980” is expected for release by De Gruyter publishers in late 2020 as part of the series “Africa in Global History.”

- Book Review: Akerman, James R.:Decolonizing the Map. Cartography from Colony to Nation.Chicago2017.ISBN 9780226422787, in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 06.12.2019, <www.connections.clio-online.net/publicationreview/id/reb-28077>.

- ‘Altes Wissen auf neuen Wegen - Die Verbreitung von Äthiopienwissen durch internationale Netzwerke 1950-1980’. In Wissen in Bewegung: Migration und globale Verflechtungen in der Zeitgeschichte seit 1945., Simone Lässig, Stephanie Zloch, Lars Müller (Hg.) 291–321. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter 2018.


where to meet me:

- the Workshop Imaginaries of Development in the Highlands: The constitution of mountain areas as spaces for international development cooperation since 1945 on the 27th and 28th of February 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, presenting "Pioneering work in the high mountains of Semien - Development surveys in Ethiopia by Swiss experts in the 1960s and 1970s."

- the DHI-CREPOS in Dakar, Senegal as a visiting scholar  from the 15th of March until the 10th of April 2020.

- the fifth biennial African History Conference on the 18th and 19th of June 2020 in Leiden as a member of the scientific committee.

- the Workshop, Material Assemblages. New Perspectives on the History of Infrastructure at the HU Berlin from the 27th until the 29th of May 2020, presenting “The social life of planes. Approaching the materiality of 20th century air travel through object biographies of passenger planes.”

 

- Sixth European Congress on World and Global History 25 – 28 Juni 2020 Turku, Finland. Joint Panel Chair (with Alexander Keese, Geneva) „History of State Enterprises in African States after Independence”.

- "Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds." Conference at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (De Haagse Hogeschool): 2-4 December 2020. Closing activity of the Africa 2020 Year of the Leiden African Studies Assembly. Joint panel chair (with Jan-Bart Gewald, Enocent Msindo, Paul Nugent, Larissa Schulte-Nordholt): „Disciplinary trends in Africa: history“.  https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/africaknows/p/9060


Curriculum Vitae

Twitter

Academia