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Prof. Dr. Achim von Oppen

Von_Oppen_Achim Prof. Dr. Achim von Oppen
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African History


Academic Degrees

2003

Habilitation: African History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

1990Doctorate: Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin
1981Diplom: Geography; minors: Modern History, Development Sociology, Global Agricultural Trade, Freie Universität zu Berlin


Professional Background

Since 2012

Director of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, University of Bayreuth


2010 – 2012

Managing Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Bayreuth


Since 2007

Professor of History with a focus on African History, University of Bayreuth

2003 – 2007

Privatdozent in African History, Department of African and Asian Studies, Humboldt-Universität Berlin

2001 – 2007Deputy Director of Research, Centre of Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin
1993 – 2000Research Associate, Centre of Modern Oriental Studies, Humanities Centres
1998 – 1992

Doctorate, conferences, and freelance consultant for development politics


1984 – 1989

Research Associate,  Development Sociology Team, Department of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin


1981 – 1984

Freelance consultant in development sociology, adult education



Other

Since 2010

Member of the Board of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Außereuropäische Geschichte (AAG), Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (VHD)

2008 – 2013

Member of the scientific advisory board, Centre of Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin


Since 2007Principal Investigator der Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), Universität Bayreuth
Since 2007

Member of the Executive Board of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Bayreuth

Since 2007

Member of the Editorial Board of the Archiv Orientálni (Czech Academy of Sciences), Prague

2001 – 2012Member of the Overseas Editorial Board, Journal of Southern African Studies
2001 – 2003Member of the Editorial Board of “Africa Spectrum”, Hamburg
1991Tiburtius Prize, Berlin
1982 – 1984

Founding member on the board of “Bildungswerk für Demokratie und Umweltschutz Berlin“ (now the Heinrich Böll Foundation)


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African History


Regional Focus:

  • Zambia
  • Angola
  • Tanzania
  • Sudan
  • Mali

Research Topics:

  • social and religious movements in Africa
  • history of cross-border mobility and identity since the end of the 19th century
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African History


Selected publications

2018

Neubert, Dieter; von Oppen, Achim
The Kenya we want! : from the post-colonial departure to recent hopes
Bayreuth 2018. - VI, 23 page . - (Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers; 20)
http://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-3 ...

2010

Translocality : the study of globalising processes from a southern perspective
publ: Freitag, Ulrike; von Oppen, Achim
Leiden 2010 . - (Studies in Global Social History; 4)

2008

Angola on the Move = Angola em Movimento : Transport Routes, Communications and History = Vias ...
publ: von Oppen, Achim; Heintze, Beatrix
Frankfurt am Main 2008

von Oppen, Achim
Mitte Afrikas, am Ende der Welt : Der Kongo in historischer Perspektive
in Zur Debatte volume 38 (2008) issue 3. - page 1-5

2007

von Oppen, Achim
Orientalismen I. Der Orient in Berlin
in Wir : Magazin für die Ehemaligen der FU volume 7 (2007) issue 1. - page 35-37
http://wortwandel.de/pdf/wir_0107.pdf

von Oppen, Achim
The spread of Islam in East Africa - an outline history
Christianity and Islam in Ghana, Tanzania and Germany : documentation of the workshop from 9 to 12 october 2006 in Limburg/Gnadenthal
Frankfurt am Main : Zentrum Ökumene der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau, 2007. - page 14-23

2006

von Oppen, Achim
The painting and the pen : approaches to Heinrich Barth and his African heritage
Heinrich Barth et l'Afrique
Köln : Köppe, 2006. - page 105 . - (Studien zur Kulturkunde; 125)

von Oppen, Achim; Ahmed, Chanfi Abdallah
Sufi-Heiligtümer in Ostafrika als Schauplätze translokaler Erinnerung
Heilige Orte in Asien und Afrika : Räume göttlicher Macht und menschlicher Verehrung
Hamburg : EB-Verl., 2006. - page 199-218 . - (Asien und Afrika; 11)

von Oppen, Achim
The Village as Territory : Enclosing Locality in Northwest Zambia, 1950s to 1990s
in Journal of African History volume 47 (2006) issue 1. - page 57-75
doi:10.1017/S0021853705001349 ...

2005

von Oppen, Achim; Freitag, Ulrike
Translokalität als ein Zugang zur Geschichte globaler Verflechtungen
in geschichte.transnational
. 2005
http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/bitstream/handle/docum ...

von Oppen, Achim; Freitag, Ulrike
Translokalität als ein Zugang zur Geschichte globaler Verflechtungen = Transnationale Geschicht ...
in Programmatic texts volume 2 (2005)
https://www.zmo.de/publikationen/ProgramaticTexts/ ...

2002

von Oppen, Achim
Cinderella Province : Discourses of locality and nation state in a Zambian periphery, 1950s-199 ...
in Sociologus volume 52 (2002) issue 1. - page 11-46

1999

Kößler, Reinhart; Neubert, Dieter; von Oppen, Achim
Einleitung
Gemeinschaften in einer entgrenzten Welt
Berlin : Verl. Das Arab. Buch, 1999 (Zentrum Moderner Orient : Studien; 12)

Kößler, Reinhart; Neubert, Dieter; von Oppen, Achim
Gemeinschaften in einer entgrenzten Welt
Berlin : Verl. Das Arab. Buch, 1999. - 170 page . - (Zentrum Moderner Orient : Studien; 12)

1997

von Oppen, Achim
Dorf, Siedlung, Gemeinschaft
Geschichte in Afrika : Einführung in Probleme und Debatten
Berlin : Verl. das Arab. Buch, 1997. - page 231-260 . - (Zentrum Moderner Orient : Studien; 7)

Luig, Ute; von Oppen, Achim
Landscape in Africa - process and vision : an introductory essay
The making of African landscapes
Stuttgart : Steiner, 1997. - page 7-45 . - (Paideuma; 43)
http://www.jstor.org/stable/40341729?seq=1#page_sc ...

1992

von Oppen, Achim
Terms of trade and terms of trust : the history and contexts of pre-colonial market production ...
Studien zur Afrikanischen Geschichte
Münster, LIT, 1992. - VIII, 473 page (dissertation, 1990, )

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African History


Prof. Dr. Achim von Oppen

University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

GW II, Room 2.14

Phone: 0921 / 55-4193
E-mail: achim.vonoppen@uni-bayreuth.de
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