Max Hufschmidt received his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the
Universities of Basel and Lucerne and a master's degree in European Global Studies from the
University of Basel's Institute for European Global Studies. He currently holds a doctoral
research assistant’s position at the University of Basel’s chair of African History. His doctoral
research engages with the history of the health sector of Lesotho in the second half of the
twentieth century with a focus on catholic mission hospitals, and examines notions of health and
healing, as well as the long trajectory of independence of catholic health institutions. The project
currently has the provisional title:  "A socio-medical history of Lesotho in the second half of the
20 th century”
. His further research interests concern labour history of Southern Africa, the history of
occupational health in the region, and the history of Asbestos mining.


Doc.mobility@unibas research grant 2023


Gebretsadik, Elias Feleke, Max Hufschmidt, Delia Nutz, and Tibor Rechsteiner. 2016.
"Wider den Imperialismus. Die Proteste gegen Cahora Bassa." Afrika Bulletin 163,
Aug./Sept. 2016, 4-5.


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