Current Master Theses



“Take my Advice and Don’t Go!” The Rise and Internal Decay of the American Whaling Industry between 1820 - 1860 Examined through Whalemen’s Voyage Accounts  

Henz, Tamara

Circumnavigators and Collectors. Travelled Objects in Museums.


Kissoczy, Manuel

“A dragon’s head with a pearl in its mouth”:

Examining Richmond’s Golden Village as a living monument to cross-pacific migration from Hong Kong to British Columbia, 1984-1997.




Relations between Aboriginal People, German Missionaries and Settler Colonial Officials in 19th Century Australia



Completed Master Theses

Frösch, Lena Miriam

Travellers between Worlds.

The life stories of the Basel missionaries Jiang Yunzhang and Li Cheng’en



Thurman-Wild, Christina

Negotiating Leprosy:
Eduard Arning’s Ethnographic Collecting, the Negotiation of Leprosy and the ‘Native Hawaiian’ at the Turn of the 19th Century



Becker, Lukas Defending Human Rights in Colombia: The Archive as a Space of Resistance HS 2019
Senn, Severin

Tulips in the Zurlauben Garden. Floral Culture, a sought-after commodity and a family's search for power

HS 2019
Tinner, Tamara Ann Clothes-minded: Adressing Modern Femininity through Sartorial Encounters in the Philippine Muslim South at the Turn of the Twentieth Century HS 2019
Eschmann, Natalia

One Robe, Many Selves. Plains Indian Pictographic Robes and the Forging of Egodocuments in Transcultural Encounters

FS 2019

Willi, Dario

Princely Bequest. A Transnational Microhistory of Capital in the Nineteenth Century FS 2019

Arquint, Romeo

Tore zur Welt. Die extraterritorialen Häfen der Schweiz im
II. Weltkrieg
HS 2018

Pfister, Alessandra

How to Write a Global History of a Slave Ship. Reading the Voyage of the Intrépide Against the Grain HS 2016