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Classes taught


UNIVERSITÄT BASEL (in English)

Graduate seminar “Long-distance trade and material culture in pre-colonial West Africa” (spring term 2018) Short description


UNIVERSITÉ DE LAUSANNE (in French)

Graduate seminar “The making of the Atlantic world: migrants, commodities, cultures (15th-19th centuries)” (annual seminar 2016-2017) Short description


SCIENCES PO (in French)

Undergraduate seminar “Slave trade and memories of slavery in the Atlantic world” (spring term 2015)

Graduate seminar “Precolonial relations between Europe and West Africa" (autumn term 2014)

Undergraduate seminar “Slave trade and memories of slavery in the Atlantic world” (spring term 2014)

Graduate seminar “Precolonial relations between Europe and West Africa" (autumn term 2013)


UNIVERSITÄT BASEL (in German)

Undergraduate seminar "Micro-history, biographical research, autobiographical sources" (autumn term 2013)

Undergraduate seminar “Voodoo, jihad, santa fede. On the margins of the French Revolution” (spring term 2013)

Undergraduate seminar “Migrations in Europe (16th-18th centuries)” (spring term 2012)

Undergraduate seminar “Early modern coastal West Africa: a global contact zone” (autumn term 2013)

Undergraduate seminar “On global dreams and disillusioning deeds.  Brandenburg- Prussia’s mercantile projects in America, Africa and Asia (17th-18th centuries)” (spring term 2011)

Seminar (graduate and undergraduate) “Black on white. Africa in European print media (16th-17th centuries)” (autumn term 2010)

Undergraduate seminar “The French Revolution. Society, politics, culture” (autumn term 2010)

Undergraduate seminar “Foreign merchants in early modern port cities (Mediterranean and European Atlantic)” (spring term 2009)

Undergraduate seminar “Natural sciences and medicine in sixteenth-century Basel” (with Prof. Kaspar von Greyerz) (autumn term 2008)

Palaeography seminar “Autobiographical writing in Basel” (with Prof. Kaspar von Greyerz) (autumn term 2008)


Summer schools

“Europe and the World”, European University Institute, Florence, teaching, June 2015.

“The European city in transformation”, Universität Wien, teaching, June 2014.

“From the margins. Revisiting European History, ca. 1400 to present”, Sciences Po (Menton campus), organisation and teaching, June 2013.

“Societies of Knowledge, 16th to 20th Centuries”, Universität Basel / Sigriswil, teaching, August/September 2012.

“History of Mediality – Medialities of History”, Universität Basel, organisation and teaching, September 2011.


Supervised PhD theses

Bern (ongoing): PhD thesis by Riccardo E. Rossi, Handel und Konsum atlantischer Waren in den italienischsprachigen Gebieten der Alten Eidgenossenschaft und der Drei Bünde, ca. 1650-1850 , (supervisor).

Bern (ongoing): PhD thesis by Eva Dal Canto, Capuchin missionaries and papal nuncios as economic brokers in the Portuguese Atlantic (17th-19th centuries), (supervisor).


Supervised M.A. theses

Basel (ongoing): M.A. thesis by Andrea Graf, James Africanus Baele Horton, Medizinaltopographien und die medizinische Forschung zu Westafrika vor der mikrobiologischen Revolution (ca. 1815-1885), (co-supervisor).

Lausanne (ongoing): M.A. thesis by Lilia Valle-Peguiron, Le travail des femmes noires esclaves dans la ville de Lima au XVIIIème et début du XIXème siècle. Les cas de la « journalière » et la « nourrice », (supervisor).

Lausanne (2019): M.A. thesis by Pablo Manzanares, La musique afrocolombienne. Héritages culturels et construction identitaires sur la côte atlantique caribéenne, (co-supervisor).

Lausanne (2018): M.A. thesis by Laurent Burrus, La communauté suisse à Marseille au XVIIIe siècle: les logiques spatiales, sociales, économiques et familiales d’un collectif étranger, (co-supervisor).

Lausanne (2018): M.A. thesis by Dario Adjaho, Les services de santé des forces armées françaises au Dahomey colonial, (supervisor).

Sciences Po (2015): M.A. thesis by Thomas Mareite, Africains et afrodescendants libres et esclaves au Chili (1750-1850). Esclavage, conflictualités et émancipations, (supervisor).

Sciences Po (2015): M.A. thesis by Pierre Nobi, Le service de santé de l’expédition de Saint-Domingue : acteurs médicaux coloniaux et circulations de savoirs dans le monde atlantique, 1802-1803, (co-supervisor).

Basel (2012): M.A. thesis by Anina Eigenmann, Das Basler Zuchthaus im 18. Jahrhundert. Hintergründe und Alltagsrealität einer frühneuzeitlichen Institution, (co-supervisor).

Basel (2011): M.A. thesis by Dominique Stampfli, Zollikofer im Ausland. Kaufleute und Geistliche unterwegs, (co-supervisor).