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Coghe, Samuël, Dr.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar Address: Justus Liebig University, History Department, Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10C, 35394 Gießen, Germany Office 233

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Dr. Samuël Coghe
History Department, Neuere Geschichte

Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10, D-35394 Gießen, Germany

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samuel.coghe@geschichte.uni-giessen.de

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Inhalt: Personal Profile | Research interests | Research Projects | Publications | Teaching

 

Personal Profile

Dec. 2015 -

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Justus Liebig University Gießen, History Department (Research Group on the History and Theory of Global Capitalism)

2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Free University Berlin, History Department
2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Research Group Twentieth Century Histories of Knowledge About Human Variation)
2011, 2013 Predoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Research Group Twentieth Century Histories of Knowledge About Human Variation)
2008-2014 Ph.D., European University Institute, Department of History, Florence
2004 Visiting Student (Eramus), History Department, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2000-2008 Magister Artium in History, Political Sciences and German Linguistics, Humboldt University and Free University, Berlin
1996-2000 Translation Studies, Mercator Hogeschool, Gent (B)

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Research interests

 

  • Research interests

    • Colonial History, esp. of the Portuguese and French Empire
    • African History
    • Transnational and Global History
    • History of Knowledge
    • Social History of Medicine
    • Agrigultural History
    • History of Capitalism

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Research Projects

 

  • Current Research Project (‚Habilitationsprojekt‘)

 

Commodifying Cattle. Transforming Livestock Economies and Knowledge Regimes in the French Colonial Empire, 1890-1960

 

This project explores the policies towards cattle and cattle pastoralists in the French colonial Empire in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The project examines how in various French colonies, most notably in French West Africa, Madagascar and Indochina, administrators, veterinary doctors and other experts came to see cattle as a key economic resource that needed to be harnessed through a series of interventions aimed at promoting commodification, raising productivity and ultimately transforming the pre-existing cattle economies. By analysing these interventions, which ranged from the improvement of local breeds and new methods of cattle disease management to the taxation of cattle, the sedentarization of cattle pastoralists and the establishment of new cattle trading networks and meat factories, this project contributes to various fields of research, most notably colonial history, the history of science and knowledge, economic history and environmental history. While it will shed new light on the multiple tensions, conflicts as well as transformative effects which the imposition of colonial and capitalist logics on rural, especially pastoralist, societies and their environments entailed, it will also enhance our understanding of the role of science and knowledge in French colonial projects of agrarian reform and socio-economic modernization. Through its geographical focus on French West Africa, Madagascar and Indochina, it connects regions that are rarely studied together and that, along with the analysis of their transnational connections, promise to provide a more global view on French colonialism.

 

  • Previous Research Projects

Medical Demography in Colonial Central Africa. Measuring and Negotiating Health, Reproduction and Difference, 1918-1945, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin (PostDoc-Projekt, 2014-2015)
https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/NWGLipphardt_SCoghe_Medical-Demography


Population Politics in the Tropics. Demography, Health and Colonial Rule in Portuguese Angola, 1890s-1940s, European University Institute, Florence (Dissertationsprojekt, 2008-2014)
Sklavenemanzipation in Angola im 19. Jahrhundert. Die Libertos der angloportugiesischen Mixed Commission in Luanda (1842-1871), Freie Universität Berlin (M.A., 2008).

 

  •  Collaborative Research Projects 

2015-: Member of the DFG Leibniz Research Group The History and Theory of Global Capitalism, Prof. Friedrich Lenger, Justus Liebig University Gießen

 

2015-: Associate Fellow in the Research Project The International History of Rural Development since 1950, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

 

2013-2015: Member of the Research Group Twentieth Century Histories of Knowledge About Human Variation, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

 

2011-2014: Member of the Research Network Population, Knowledge, Order, Transformation: Demography and Politics in the Twentieth Century in Global Perspective, funded by the German Research Council.

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Publications

 

  • Edited Volumes

(as member of the Population Knowledge Network:) Twentieth Century Population Thinking. A Critical Reader in Primary Sources. London/New York: Routledge 2016.

 

  • Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

Between Inter-imperial Learning and National Prestige. The Politics of Mass Chemoprophylaxis against Sleeping Sickness in Portuguese Colonial Africa, in: Portuguese Studies Review (in print, 2017).

 

Reordering Colonial Society. Model Villages and Social Planning in Rural Angola, 1920-1945, in: Journal of Contemporary History 52.1 (2017), pp. 16-44 (first published online April 2016, DOI: 10.1177/0022009416633282).

 

Tensions of Colonial Demography. Depopulation Anxieties and Population Statistics in Interwar Angola, in: Contemporanea. Rivista di storia dell'800 e del '900 18.3 (2015), pp. 472-478.

 

Inter-Imperial Learning and African Health Care in Portuguese Angola in the Interwar Period, in: Social History of Medicine 28.1 (2015), pp. 134-154.

 

The Problem of Freedom in a Mid Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Slave Society. The Liberated Africans of the Anglo-Portuguese Mixed Commission in Luanda (1844-1870), in: Slavery and Abolition 33.3 (2012), pp. 479-500.

 

Apprenticeship and the Negotiation of Freedom. The Liberated Africans of the Anglo-Portuguese Mixed Commission in Luanda (1844-1870), in: Africana Studia 14 (2010), pp. 255-273.

 

  • Articles in Edited Volumes

Medical Demography in Interwar Angola. Measuring and Negotiating Health, Reproduction and Difference, in: Widmer, Alexandra and Lipphardt, Veronika (Eds.), Health and Difference. Rendering Human Variation in Colonial Engagements. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2016, pp. 178-204.


(together with Alexandra Widmer:) Colonial Demography. Discourses, Rationalities, Methods, in: Population Knowledge Network (Hg.), Twentieth Century Population Thinking. A Critical Reader in Primary Sources. London/New York: Routledge 2016, pp. 37-64.


Siedlungsvorgänge im südlichen Portugal und im Königreich Jerusalem im 12. und 13. Jahrhundert. Einige Strukturmerkmale im Vergleich, in: Brauer, Michael; Rychterová, Pavlína; Wihoda, Martin (Ed.), Die mittelalterliche Kolonisation. Vergleichende Untersuchungen. Studentische Arbeiten aus dem internationalen Seminar, veranstaltet in Prag vom 7. bis 11. März 2005. Prag: Zentrum für Mediävistische Studien 2009, pp. 35-62.

 

  • Reviews

Seibert, Julia: In die globale Wirtschaft gezwungen. Arbeit und kolonialer Kapitalismus im Kongo (1885-1960), Frankfurt/New York: Campus 2016, reviewed for H-Soz-u-Kult, 20.01.2016

http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2017-1-049


Neill, Deborah J.: Networks in Tropical Medicine. Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 1890–1930. Stanford: Stanford University Press 2012, reviewed for H-Soz-u-Kult, 04.10.2012

http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2012-4-015

 

Ittmann, Karl; Cordell, Dennis D.; Maddox, Gregory H. (Hg.): The Demographics of Empire. The Colonial Order and the Creation of Knowledge. Ohio: Ohio University Press 2010, reviewed for H-Soz-u-Kult, 27.09.2011

http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/type=rezbuecher&id=16730

 

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Teaching

 

University of Giessen

Winter Term 2016-2017

Kapitalismus und Kolonialismus. Eine verflochtene Geschichte [Capitalism and Colonialism. An Entangled History]

 

Free University Berlin

Winter term 2013-2014

(together with Dr. Christoph Kalter) – Hauptseminar ’Kolonial-Geschichten. Frankreich und Portugal in Africa, 1870-1975’

 

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