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)
Marta Rudnicka: New taste professionals: Catering training in secondary schools in Northern Ghana (PhD project)Wednesday Colloquium
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2nd Café internationalFall semester 2019
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Call for Papers: The trouble with the state. Boundaries and Networks in Africa
Call: Masculinities in West Africa – Moving Beyond Crisis Tropes
/ Research, Doctorate/PhD
Call for Chapters: Creative Cities and Advanced Models for Knowledge-Based Urban Development
Call for applications: Young Professionals Programme of the African Development Bank (YPP)
Call: African Students and the Making of a Postcolonial World - Circulation and Transfers (1960-2020)
By combining an ethnographic study of youth with an analysis of the local state in the making, this research monograph introduces the perspective of »meandering lives« to grasp being young and growing up in the Guéckédou borderland, a remote space approximately 700 kilometers southeast of Conakry, Guinea's capital.
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.