Centre for African Studies Basel
A* Magazine - the ECAS arts and culture programme
21.06.2017 to 28.06.2017
3rd Basel Summer School in African Studies:
African Studies and Africanists: Whence the Gaze?
Workshop: African Studies and and Scientific Cooperation in the Digital Age
Workshop: (Post)colonial presents in African Studies
Workshop: Literature and Sources about African Studies and Open Access
Moving with Africa - Business and Development Forum
ECAS7: Urban Africa - Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban
03.07.2017 to 07.07.2017
swisspeace Summer School:
South Sudan - Lessons for Peace and Conflict Studies
Teaching and training
Since 2002 the Centre for African Studies Basel offers an MA in interdisciplinary African Studies. In addition, there are numerous other options to focus on Africa during your undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Basel.
PhD studies on Africa are conducted in various disciplines as well as in interdisciplinary African Studies and there is a lively community of PhD students. The Centre coordinates the Graduate Network African Studies Basel, bringing together all PhD students with Africa-related projects at the University and in cooperation with the Swiss Society for African Studies promoting the exchange especially with the Unviersity of Geneva. The PhD programme in African Studies is part of the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) at the University of Basel. The Centre for African Studies contributes to this programme with a training module on Methodological Challenges in Area Studies.
Our bi-annual Basel Summer School in African Studies alternates with the CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa For further information on our programmen, courses and events, as well as ongoing and completed PhD projects see our website.
Our continuing education programme CAS in African Affairs and Intercultural Competence aims at professionals dealing with Africa and combines the development of academic knowledge and practical skills.
Libraries and resources
The Centre is based on the wealth of resources relevant for African Studies in Basel. Our Information Portal provides an overview of the holdings, in particular to the archives of Mission 21 (Library on Third World Countries and Missiology) and to the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (Namibia Resource Centre - Southern Africa Library).
The Centre for African Studies welcomes on a regular basis visiting scholars in the framework of research and teaching projects. Scholars interested in a research association for the time of their stay in Basel apply to the coordination office of the Centre using the form available in for download on our website and submitting adequate documentation (research proposal, CV, credentials).