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Dr. Manuela Bauche

M. Bauche

Project "History of Ihnestr. 22" (formerly the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics)

Researcher

Address
Ihnestr. 22
Room 217
14195 Berlin

Office hours

By appointment.

Manuela Bauche is a historian with a focus on the history of colonialism and of life sciences of the 19th and 20th centuries. She also has several years of experience in historical-political education. Her dissertation, published by Campus-Verlag in 2017, examines the relationships between the fight against malaria, state rule, racism and classism in Cameroon, German East Africa and East Frisia around 1900. Since January 2019, Manuela Bauche has been the director of the project on the historical-political examination of the history of the building Ihnestr. 22.

Career Development

Since 01/2019: Research Assistant (Postdoc) at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin, Head of the project "Highlighting the History of Ihnestr. 22 (former KWI for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics)

2015-2018: Research associate at the Museum of Natural History Berlin, Department "PAN - Perspectives on Nature" & in the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Design of the Humboldt University Berlin: Postdoctoral project "Cuban Corals in East Berlin. Political Object Mobility in Postwar Berlin"

2015: Doctorate (Dr. phil.) at the University of Leipzig with the dissertation "Medicine and State Rule in the German Empire. The fight against malaria in Cameroon, East Africa and East Frisia, 1890-1919".

2011-2015: Senior Advisor for political education at the August Bebel Institute, Berlin

2010: Predoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Research Group "Historicizing Knowledge about Human Biological Diversity in the 20th Century”

2006-2009: Research assistant at the Chair for History and Culture in Africa at the University of Leipzig

1997-2005 Study of African history, European ethnology and sociology at the Humboldt University Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and the School of Oriental and African Studies London

Memberships and offices

Member of the Historical Advisory Board of the Berlin Senator for Culture and Europe

Member of the steering committee of the project "DEKOLONIALE Memory Culture in the City", funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the German Federal Cultural Foundation

08.2020: Independent expert at the preliminary hearing of the Federal Cabinet's Committee on Combating Right Wing Extremism and Racism

04.2019: Independent expert at the public hearing of the Federal Committee for Culture and Media on Germany's colonial past and restitutions

Highlighting the history of Ihnestr. 22 (former KWI for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics)

Further research interests:

  • History of colonialism
  • History of the life sciences of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • History of racism and inequality
  • Politics of history and remembrance

Monographs

(2017) Medizin und Herrschaft. Malariabekämpfung in Kamerun, Ostafrika und Ostfriesland (1890–1919). Globalgeschichte, 26. Frankfurt a. M.: Campus.

Edited Volumes

(2018) with Sharon Dodua Otoo: Geschichte schreiben (= Neue Rundschau, 123/2). Frankfurt/Main: Fischer.

(2016) with Christian Vogel: Mobile Objekte (Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 39/4: Special Issue). Weinheim: Wiley.

Articles and Chapters

(2018) Von der Unmöglichkeit, klare Grenzen zu ziehen. Rassismus und Medizin in den deutschen Kolonien. In: Foroutan, Naika, Christian Geulen, Susanne Illmer, Klaus Vogel & Susanne Wernsing (Hg.): Das Phantom Rasse. Zur Geschichte und Wirkungsmacht von Rassismus. Wien/Köln: Böhlau, 115–130.

(2018) Cuban Corals at East Berlin's Natural History Museum, 1967–74. A History of Non-Diplomacy. In: Representations 141, 3–19.

(2016) Doing Research with Colonial Sources. Deconstructing Categories in German East Africa’s Medical Reports. In: Castryck, Geert, Silke Strickrodt & Katja Werthmann (Hg.): Sources and Methods for African History and Culture. Essays in Honour of Adam Jones. Leipzig: Univerlag-Leipzig, 337–356.

(2016) with Christian Vogel : Mobile Objekte. Einleitung. In: dies. (Hg.): Mobile Objekte (Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 39/4: Special Issue). Weinheim: Wiley, 299–310, mit Christian Vogel.

(2016) Assoziationen von Politik und Natur. Kubanische Korallen in Ost-Berlin, 1964–1974. In: Bauche, Manuela & Christian Vogel (Hg.): Mobile Objekte (Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 39/4: Special Issue). Weinheim: Wiley, 311–330.

(2015) Race, Class or Culture? The Construction of the European in Colonial Malaria Control. In: Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 5–6, 117–137.

(2015) Museum. In: Bahl, Eva, Sarah Bergh u.a. i. A. der Landeshauptstadt München (Hg.): DECOLONIZE MÜNCHEN. Münster: edition assemblage, S. 188–199.

(2013) Zwischen Grenzüberschreitung und Deutungshoheit. Interventionen in historischen Museen. Ein Kommentar. In: Binder, Beate u.a. (Hg.): Eingreifen, Kritisieren, Verändern!? Interventionen ethnographisch und gendertheoretisch. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 254–260.

(2013) with Dörte Lerp, Susann Lewerenz, Marie Muschalek und Kristin Weber: Kolonialismus im Kasten. Erinnern und Vergessen im DHM. In: publikative.org, 26. Februar.

Projects

DEKOLONIALE Memory Culture in the City, funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the German Federal Cultural Foundation; co-initiator and member of the steering committee.

www.kolonialismusimkasten.de (with Dörte Lerp, Marie Muschalek, Susann Lewerenz and Kristin Weber)

Memory Streets. Wie Lernen und Erinnern im Afrikanischen Viertel. A project of the August Bebel Institute

Rassismus & Klassismus. Verwandtschaften und Verschränkungen. Series of events of the August Bebel Institute and the Antidiskriminierungsnetzwerk des Türkischen Bundes in Berlin-Brandenburg (with Anh Ngo and Anna Oelhaf)