Institute of African Studies

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Latest News & Events

Everything you need to know about the Institute of African Studies at a glance. Find out, for example, about currently planned lectures, workshops, colloquia and conferences.

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about us

We see African Studies as part of Area Studies with a particular historical responsibility. Our interdisciplinary institute works within the scope of the humanities and the social sciences.

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STUDIES

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African Studies

We learn to think critically about Africa and its role in a globalised world as well as in the social sciences. Here you find information on our Bachelor and Master programme in African Studies.

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Research

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Diverse, dynamic and changing

We engage in individual and collaborative research projects on Africa in its regional and global entanglements, and we orient towards Leipzig University’s strategic research field “Changed order in a globalised world”.

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contact

Institute of African Studies

Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 37030
Fax: +49 341 97 - 37048