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Panel at ECAS 2019: “Connecting African studies and mobility studies: theoretical considerations and empirical insights”

Birgit Englert and Immanuel Harisch will host a panel at ECAS 2019, which will be held from June 11th-14th 2019 in Edinburgh.

16.05.2019 09:00

International Conference: "The Long History of Pan-African Intellectual Activism: More Than a Centenary, 1919-2019"

Department of African Studies, University of Vienna

Thursday to Friday, 16th to 17th May 2019

Organiser: Arno Sonderegger



Call for papers: "Human, Intellectual and Cultural Mobilities between Africa and the Caribbean – From the Late 19th Century to the Present“

The research platform "Mobile Cultures and Societies" is looking for contributions for a volume to be submitted to Routledge.


Registration period for courses with continuous assessment

The registration period for courses with continuous assessment (e.g. SE, UE,...) for the summer semester ends on March 8th 2019 at 10:00 am.





Von 19.2. bis 27.2.2019 wenden sich Studierende in dringenden Fällen an Herrn Daniel Görgl. Mail: daniel.goergl@univie.ac.at!


Call for peer reviewers: "The Politics of Housing in (Post-)Colonial Africa"

The volume has been created within the context of the "Housing" project and is open for peer review.

 African Studies

African Studies as an area study programme focuses on teaching and research of the history, language and literatures of African societies.

Students acquire fundamental knowledge about African societies and about their global interconnectedness through various periods of time. We emphasize the link between academic training and the implementation of acquired knowledge into fields of practice.

Academic degrees to be attained: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA) and doctorate (PhD).