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German Historical Institute London

Research Fellow in Colonial and Global History

German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Sq, London, WC1A 2NJ, UK

Research Interests

Heritage and Museums

Empire and Colonialism

Visual Culture and Photography

History of Science and Science and Technology Studies


Topics to speak on:

Heritage, Museums, Repatriation, Restitution, Empire, Colonialism, Visual Culture, History of Science, Photography and Science


Dr. Mirjam Brusius completed an MA in Art History, Cultural Studies and Musicology (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 2007) and a doctorate in History and Philosophy of Science (University of Cambridge 2011). She is a Research Fellow in Colonial and Global History at the German Historical Institute London, which she joined after postdoctoral fellowships at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard and Oxford University. Her research focusses on the history of collecting and visual culture across Modern Europe and the Middle East. She is one of the initiators of the museum history project ‘100 Histories of 100 Worlds in 1 Object’. This is a dynamic grassroots publication project, for which the ‘Global South’ revisits the BBC’s/the British Museum’s famous ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’. Find out more here: