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Enid Guene

Enid Guene
in E3

University of Cologne
Institute for African Studies

    Bernhard-Feilchenfeld-Str. 11
50969 Cologne
  E-mail:   eguene@uni-koeln.de

CRC 806 - Project Affiliation:

Project E3
Anthropological Models: A Reconstruction of the First African Frontier

Project Z3
Integrated Research Training Group(IRTG)

Ph.D. Research Topic:

[Provisional research question] The End of Hunting: Transformation and Adaptation among Hunter-Gatherers in Kenya.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig


2014-present: Ph.D. Ethnohistory as part of SFB 806, University of Cologne

2011-13: MA (Hons.) African Studies, University of Leiden

M.A. thesis: Copper, Borders and Nation-Building: the Katangese Factor in Zambian Political and Economic History

2007-2010: BA (Hons.) History & Classical and Archaeological Studies, University of Kent

Field Work and Research Assignments:

October 2014 to November 2015: Field work among three former hunting and gathering communities in Central, North-Central, and Western Kenya.

March-April 2014: Preliminary research trip to Kenya as preparation for longer fieldwork

September to December 2012: research trip to Zambia as part of the requirements for the completion of a research Master in African Studies


Copper's Corollaries: Trade and Labour on the Copperbelt, Central African Research Themes (CART) V, Leiden, November 28 & 29 2013.

'Tribes are, in a sense, ethnographic fictions': Identity transformation and land tenure among hunter-gatherers of Kenya, Postgraduate International Conference on Changing land use, Resource Conflicts and Environmental Implications on African Landscapes, Dar es Salaam, August 10 & 11 2015.

Communities on the Periphery: Kenya's Hunters and Gatherers, Annual PhD Conference of the British Institute of Eastern Africa on Centres & Peripheries: rethinking Binaries in eastern Africa, Nairobi, 30 & 31 October 2015.

The Politics of Belonging: Indigeneity as a Politically Marketable Idea. PE-3C Conference, University of Wageningen, 7-9 July 2016.

Hunting and Gathering in the 21st Century: Livelihood and Identity Renegotiation in Kenya, African Studies Association of the United Kingdom (ASAUK) Biennial Conference, Robinson College, University of Cambridge, 7-9 September 2016.

Frozen in Time’: Timelessness as a strategy and a paradigmatic trap among Kenya’s hunting and gathering communities, AHRC DTP Conference (Arts and Humanities Research Council UK, Doctoral Training Partnership), Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, 14-16 September 2016.


Guene, E. 2015. 'Le Katanga et la Zambie: une tradition de transnationalisme negligée.' In Marysse, S. & J. Omasombo Tshonda (eds.), Conjuctures Congolaises 2014, Politiques, territoires et ressources naturelles: changements et continuités. L'Harmattan: Paris.

Guene, E. 2016. 'Copper's Corollaries: Trade and Labour Migration in the Copperbelt (1910-1940).' Zambian Social Science Journal Vol. 4, No. 1. Forthcoming.

Guene, E. 2016. Copper, Borders and Nation-Building: The Katangese Factor in Zambian Political and Economic History. African Studies Centre Collection: Leiden. Forthcoming.

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