Daniel Brueckenhaus

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Cambridge University
Research Interest: 
Transfers of Information And Strategies of Rule Between the British And German Colonial Empires In Africa, 1881-1914

Mr. Bruckenhaus is researching the transfers of information and strategies of colonial rule between the British and German Empires from 1884-1914. Recent debates among historians have centered around the importance of transnational histories. In line with this idea, Mr. Bruckenhaus hopes to further expand this concept to include interactions between the large colonial empires of the 19th and 20th centuries. His work assumes that people and ideas traveled from one empire to another and that colonists often tried to adapt strategies initiated by their neighbors. Mr. Bruckenhaus will focus on political, social and cultural transfers between the British and German empires. He will question to what extent German and British colonists observed each other s structure as models for how to build, administer and develop their own empires.