SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Mr Shane Marotta

BA History, MA Historical Research Methods (SOAS)
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Mr Shane Marotta
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Thesis title:
Berbera, 1840--1920: The history of a Somali port in the Gulf of Aden

PhD Research

My research examines the history of the Gulf of Aden port of Berbera, from the pre-colonial nineteenth century, through the periods of Egyptian and British colonial administration until the early twentieth century. Important themes in my work so far include urbanisation, commerce, and urban government and institutions.