African Studies Centre - Leiden
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Pieter de la Courtgebouw / Faculty of Social Sciences
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.
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 AfricaBib.org and Connecting-Africa.net are web services provided by the ASCL.
Guest researchers and awards
The Africa Thesis Award
Students from Africa are specifically encouraged to submit their theses for this annual competition.