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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Kongo Remix: Ein Tag mit Kunst, Literatur, Wissenschaft und MusikAusstellung FIKTION KONGO
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swisspeace course: Theories of Change in Fragile ContextsContinued education module offered by swisspeace and the University of Basel
Andrea Kifyasi: China’s Role in Global Health Challenges – The Case of HIV/AIDS TCM Research and Treatment in Tanzania, 1987 – 2010Research Seminar African History Spring Semester 2020
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Woche gegen Rassismus 2020Radio X
Call for Papers: Conference "The Moral Economies of Knowledge Production on Migration: Conflicts, Values, Positionalities" (Osnabrück, 2–4 December 2020
The SNIS Award is open for submissions
Call for Applications: ASCL Visiting Research Fellowship September-October-November 2020
Call for Applications: The European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation
Basler Afrika Bibliographien publishes book about African Comics
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.