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.
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Festival: Virtual National Arts Festival, MakhandaThe extraordinary gathering of the performing arts in South Africa is accessible online world wide!
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swisspeace course: Dealing with the Past & Conflict Transformation CourseContinued education module offered by swisspeace and the University of Basel
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4th CODESRIA/ZASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies (Dakar, Senegal)Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) & Centre for African Studies Basel (ZASB)
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Conference: Africa challengesVereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland (VAD)
Call for Papers: Conference “Security and Trade in African Borderlands” (Paris, 17-18 December 2020)
Appel à Communications: Les Africains et les Européens en Sénégambie méridionale: interactions et transversalités», (15-17 décembre 2020) Bissau
New website: Black Lives Matter at the University of Basel
!EXTENDED DEADLINE! IFE Virtual Summer Institute (July 20 - August 1, 2020)
!EXTENDED DEADLINE! CASA África Essay Prizes: Climate Change in Africa
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.
Publication: Transfigurations of Aging: Everyday Self-Care in a Civil Servant Milieu of Dar es SalaamAndrea Kaiser-Grollimund examines health-promoting self-care practices of older urban dwellers and transfigurations of the social imaginary of aging in Dar es Salaam’s middle class.
Publication: Decolonising the Academy: A Case for Convivial Scholarship (Carl Schlettwein Lecture 2019)Francis B. Nyamnjoh's Carl Schlettwein Lecture makes a plea for not just conversations across disciplines but also the integration of popular epistemologies into scholarship. The lecture was held in the frame of the conference "Africa and ...
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Summer break: The ZASB executive office is closed from 13 to 26 July 2020.
University of Basel
Centre for African Studies Basel
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