African Studies Centre - Leiden

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Afrika-Studiecentrum Leiden
Leiden, Netherlands


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Pieter de la Courtgebouw / Faculty of Social Sciences
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Tel: + 31 71 52 73 376




Research, staff and publications

The research programme focuses on the following four major areas:
1. Africa's global connections,
2. Constellations of governance,
3. Identification and belonging in a media age,
4. Resources and well-being.

Our research staff.

Main ASCL publications: African Dynamics, Afrika-Studiecentrum series and the African Studies Collection.

Seminars and conferences

Seminars and Conferences
The ASCL organises seminars, conferences, films and special events.

African Studies

Research Master's Programme in African Studies
The Master’s programme is taught by leading scholars in African studies from all the relevant institutions in the Netherlands and Flanders, including the African Studies Centre in Leiden, which coordinates the Master’s programme.


The ASCL library's collection focuses entirely on Africa, both North and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the most extensive and specialized collection on Africa in the Netherlands, with 80,000 books, 500 current periodicals (including electronic journals)1,000 documentaries and feature films.

Both and are web services provided by the ASCL.

Guest researchers and awards

Visiting Fellowship Programme

The Africa Thesis Award
Students from Africa are specifically encouraged to submit their theses for this annual competition.