Professor

Holger Weiss

Email: holger.weiss@abo.fi
Mobile: +358-469216400
Phone: +358-2-2154390


Professional interests

Holger Weiss is professor in general history at Åbo Akademi University, Finland (acting 2003-2011, full since 2011), and guest professor in history at Dalarna University, Sweden (since 2015). His research focuses on global and Atlantic history (Entanglements and spaces in the early modern Atlantic world with a special focus on the Danish possessions on the Gold Coast and the Swedish colony of Saint Barthélemy in the Caribbean; international radical solidarity organizations during the Interwar period, especially the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers and the International of Seamen and Harbour Workers), West African environmental history (with a special focus on Ghana), and Islamic Studies (with a special focus on Muslims and the history of Islam in Ghana).

1. Education and degrees awarded
• 16.6.1997, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Finland; 20.9.1994, Licentiate of Philosophy, University of Helsinki; 4.6.1991, M.A. (fil.kand.), University of Helsinki
• 9.10.1998, Docent of African history, University of Helsinki; 10.11.2003, Docent of global history, Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

2. Previous work experience
• University lecturer in African studies, Institute of Asian and African studies, University of Helsinki (UoH), August 2001–July 2003
• Postdoctoral Researcher, Academy of Finland/Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki (IDS/UoH), January–July 2001
• Researcher at IDS/UoH, May 1993–December 2000, funding provided by the Academy of Finland 1994–97, 2001; by the University of Helsinki 1998–2000


Research Areas


Peer-reviewed publications

A1 Journal article (refereed)
Framing Black Communist Labour Union Activism in the Atlantic World: James W. Ford and the Establishment of the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers, 1928–1931 (2019)
Holger Weiss
International Review of Social History
Moving the Social: Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements
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A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Hamburg, 8 Rothesoodstrasse: From a Global Space to a Non-place (2019)
Holger Weiss
De Gruyter
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Cotton and Salt:
Swedish Colonial Aspirations and the Transformation of Saint Barthélemy in the Eighteenth Century
(2018)
Weiss Holger, Hollsten Laura, Norrgård Stefan
Environment and History
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A4 Conference proceedings
From West Africa to the Caribbean: The Making of a Radical African Atlantic (2018)
Holger Weiss
Internationales Willi Münzenberg Forum
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Locust invasions in northern Ghana in the 1930s (2018)
Holger Weiss
Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana. New Series
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Tanskalaiset alusmaat Länsi-Afrikassa ylirajaisena yhteisönä (2018)
Holger Weiss
Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Between Moscow and the African Atlantic: The Comintern Network of Negro Workers (2016)
Holger Weiss
Monde(s)
C1 Book
"No condition is permanent": Afrika tur och retur (2016)
Holger Weiss
Skrifter utgivna av Historiska Samfundet i Åbo
C1 Book
Slavhandel och slaveri under svensk flagg: Koloniala drömmar och verklighet i Afrika och Karibien 1770-1847 (2016)
Holger Weiss
Skrifter utgivna av Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Transnational and Global Perspectives on International Communist Solidarity Organisations (2016)
Bernhard Bayerlein, Kasper Braskén, Holger Weiss
Brill
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Ghanan muslimit (2015)
Holger Weiss
Gaudeamus
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Pan-Africanism, Socialism and the Future: Development Planning in Ghana, 1951-1966 (2015)
Jeff Grischow, Holger Weiss
Routledge
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Trade and Neutrality during Times of War: An analysis of Danish Slave Trade during the Eighteenth Century (2015)
Holger Weiss
Les Perséides Éditions
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
A Divided Space: Subjects and Others in the Swedish West Indies during the Late Eighteenth Century (2013)
Holger Weiss
Ashgate
A1 Journal article (refereed)
Schwarze Genossen im Netz der Komintern: Bemerkungen zu Position und Aktivitäten des Internationalen Gewerkschaftskomitees der Negerarbeiter, 1930-1933 (2013)
Holger Weiss
Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
Sveaborg and the End of the Swedish Cosmopolitan Eighteenth Century: An Epilogue (2013)
Holger Weiss, Göran Rydén
Ashgate
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
The Danish Gold Coast as Multinational and Entangled Space, c. 1700-1850 (2013)
Holger Weiss
Springer
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Other publications

E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Finns det plats för klass i Svenskfinlands historia? (2018)
Jonas Ahlskog, Matias Kaihovirta, Yasmin Nyqvist, Anna Sundelin, Holger Weiss, Mats Wickström
Hufvudstadsbladet
B2 Book section
Slaveriet under svensk flagg och dess minneskultur (2017)
Holger Weiss
Bokförlaget Exkurs
B3 Non-refereed conference proceedings
West African Radicals and Communist Anti-Imperialist Networks in the African Atlantic during the 1920s and 1930s: Sixth Kobina Sekyi Memorial Lecture (2017)
Holger Weiss
Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Danskarna i den transatlantiska slavhandeln under 1700-talet (2015)
Holger Weiss
Akpé: Villa Karon kulttuurilehti / Villa Karos kulturblad

Last updated on 2018-07-11 at 12:16