The Centre for African Studies Basel ZASB coordinates Africa-related teaching and research at the University of Basel and its partner institutions. It is an acknowledged centre for interdisciplinary Africa-focused research and offers a Master's and a PhD in African Studies as well as a continuing education programme for professionals.
An interdisciplinary focus on Africa
MA African Studies
Students acquire knowledge and skills to interact with Africa in an interdisciplinary and scientifically sound way. In addition, transdisciplinarity is promoted by integrating practical knowledge from outside the university and introducing students to applied researchfields.
Basel Graduate Network African Studies
The Graduate Network offers specialized doctoral programmes for PhD students across disciplines and faculties. The programme seeks to enhance the quality and relevance of both interdisciplinary and disciplinary Africa-related research.
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Ausstellung: Mit Trommeln sprechen. Westafrikanische percussion skills im globalen GesprächMusikalische Traditionen der Yoruba in Nigeria und der Ashanti in Ghana
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Exposition: Afrique – 300'000 Ans de Diversité HumaineL'Unité d'anthropologie de l'Université de Genève (UNIGE)
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swisspeace course: Fragility, Conflict & StatebuildingContinued education module offered by swisspeace and the University of Basel
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Africa Forum 2019: Development Cooperation - Africa and the Agenda 2030The Africa Forum of the Centre for African Studies Basel offers a platform for the exchange between academics and decision makers in business, government and development cooperation.
New CD: Carlo Mombelli live at the bird's eye 2009-2018
Jazz in South Africa. From Cape Town to Switzerland and back
Call: Revolutionary Papers – Counter-Institution, Critique and Culture in Periodicals of the Global South
Call: AEGIS Summer School (Cagliari, 9-13 June 2020)
Call: "Rwanda: the trajectory of the state after the genocide"
Rita Kesselring, Stefan Leins and Yvan Schulz, 2019
Based on research in Zambia, Switzerland and China, the interdisciplinary research project Valueworks examined the supply and value chain of one metal, copper, across three countries, Zambia, Switzerland and China.
Martin Lengwiler, Nigel Penn, Patrick Harries (eds.), 2019
Technological transformations influence the field of African Studies both in its objects as well as in its forms of knowledge production and in the formulation of the problems we should study. In the Carl Schlettwein Lecture 2017, Mirjam de Bruijn reflects on two decades of research experience in West and Central Africa and discusses how, for her, the field has changed.