Dr. Giorgio Miescher
Lehrbeauftragter (Lehraufträge Geowissenschaften)
Giorgio Miescher is the Carl Schlettwein Foundation Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in Namibian and Southern African Studies. From June 2011 to June 2014 Giorgio Miescher was Marie Curie research fellow in the project Empires of the Visual. In this function, he conducted research in South Africa and was associated with the University of the Western Cape until June 2013, followed by a one-year re-integration period at the Centre for African Studies Basel and a year of teaching African History at the Department of History. Before embarking on his Marie Curie Fellowship he had been working for 17 years at the Basler Afrika Bibliographien, especially looking after the poster collection, and taught intermittently at the History Department of the University of Basel.
- Special Issue: South African Empire. Rethinking Empire in Southern Africa (with Dag Henrichsen, Ciraj Rassool and Lorena Rizzo), Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 41, No. 3.
- "The NE 51 series frontier: The grand narrative of apartheid planning and the small town", Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 561-580.
- Usakos. Photographs beyond ruins: The Usakos old location albums, 1920-1960s (with Paul Grendon, Lorena Rizzo and Tina Smith). Exhibition Catalogue (Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien), 2015.
- Die Rote Linie: die Geschichte der Veterinär- und Siedlungsgrenze in Namibia (1890er bis 1960er Jahre) (Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien), 2013.
- Global Perspectives on Football in Africa: Visualising the Game (edited with Susann Baller and Ciraj Rassool), Reprint (London and New York: Routledge), 2013.
- "Arteries of Empire: On the Geographical Imagination of South Africa's Railway War, 1914/15", KRONOS 11/2012.
- "Facing Barbarians: A Narrative of Spatial Segregation in Colonial Namibia", Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol 38, No. 2, 2012.
- Namibia’s Red Line: The History of a Veterinary and Settlement Border (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), 2012.
- Visualizing the Game. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa. Special issue of the journal Soccer & Society, 2012.
- "Visualising African football in apartheid Namibia. Photography, posters and constructions of consumers and nationalism" (with Dag Henrichsen), Soccer & Society, 2012, pp. 277-293).