Ph.D. Mariusz Lukasiewicz

Ph.D. Mariusz Lukasiewicz

Research Fellow

Geschichte Afrikas
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 2207
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37032
Fax: +49 341 97-37048


I am a historian of Southern Africa, with research and teaching interests in the history of economic institutions, financial intermediaries and business organisations. Although my work focuses on Africa south of the Zambezi, my primary research objective is in situating South African history within the history of the African continent, European imperialism and 19th century financial globalization.

I am more than happy to advise PhD students with an interest in African History, economic development, financial intermediaries and entrepreneurship.  

Student Consultation Hours: Tuesdays 09h-11h or please send email to

Professional career

  • since 09/2017
    Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Institute for African Studies
  • 09/2013 - 09/2016
    Graduate Teaching Assistant International History Department Graduate Institute of International and Development StudiesGeneva, Switzerland


  • 01/2012 - 01/2017
    PhD Degree in International Economic History (summa cum laude)Graduate Institute of International and Development StudiesGeneva, Switzerland
  • 01/2009 - 01/2011
    Masters Degree (M.A.) in Global History and Global StudiesUniversity of Vienna, Austria
  • 01/2003 - 01/2006
    Bachelor Degree (B.Com) in EconomicsUniversity of Cape TownCape Town, South Africa
  • Lukasiewicz, M.
    From Diamonds to Gold: The Making of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, 1880–1890
    Journal of Southern African Studies. 2017. 43 (4). pp. 715-732
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  • Lukasiewicz, M.
    Johannesburg’s financial globalization (c.1880-1910) and South African financial archives.
    In: Cantaluppi, A. (Ed.)
    Frankfurt : The European Association for Banking and Financial History.. 2020. p. 259
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  • Lukasiewicz, M.
    Finance, Investment and Decolonisation in Nigeria: Early market formation and participation on the Lagos Stock Exchange, 1957–1967
    Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte. 2022. 67 (2). pp. 189-217
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  • Lukasiewicz, M.
    Bourses, banks, and Boers: Johannesburg's French connections and the Paris Krach of 1895
    Economic history of developing regions. 2021. 36 (2). pp. 124-148
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  • Lukasiewicz, M.
    Early regulation and social organisation on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, 1887–1892
    Business History . 2019.
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more publications

  • WS2020 Topics and Debates in African Economic History

  • WS2020 E-learning: „Propädeutikum“ Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten

  • SoSe2020 Methoden der Afrikawissenschaften

  • SoSe 2020 Übung: Südliches Afrika

  • WS2019 Entwicklungspolitik und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

  • WS2019 Topics and Debates in African Economic History

  • SoSe2019 Methoden der Afrikawissenschaften

  • WS2018 Lektürekurs Politik und Wirtschaft in Afrika

  • SoSe2018 Methods in African Studies

  • WS2018 Lektürekurs Politik und Wirtschaft in Afrika