Summer opening hours

The office will be closed in August. Contact us per e-mail if you need to take an appointment!

Winter Semester 2020

Ready to plan your winter semester 2020? We have prepared an exciting and broad range of courses for you to learn, discuss, exchange and enjoy your time at the Department of African Studies!

Whether you’re eager to learn languages (Hausa, Swahili, Zulu, Fulani, Somali, Amharic) or keen to hear more about African regional histories, African literature, politics, movies and pop culture, you are in the right place here with us!

You will find more information in the course catalogue of the University of Vienna. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you!

Home-Teaching Summer Semester 2020

Please send all your questions and remarks concerning Home-Learning during the summer semester 2020 (corona crisis) directly to our Study Programme Director Birgit Englert,

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Call for Papers

The Research Platform Mobile Cultures and Societies at the University of Vienna is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its conference "Entangled...


Informationen Sommer 2020

In Zeiten der COVID-19 Pandemie weltweit gibt es auch bei uns einige Einschränkungen


Rüther, Kirsten/ Barker-Ciganikova, Martina/ Waldburger, Daniela/ Bodenstein, Carl-Philipp (eds. 2020): The Politics of Housing in (Post-)Colonial...


Black Lives Matter: Rassismus geht uns alle etwas an

Marielle Lath ist 23 und studiert Afrikawissenschaften. Sie ist Wienerin mit Wurzeln in Kärnten und in der südlichen Elfenbeinküste. Im Blogbeitrag...


Corona-Krise in Südafrika

Zu Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie interessiert uns jetzt vor allem eines: Wie geht es weiter im Südlichen Afrika?


Corona-Krise in Namibia

Zum Corona-Ausbruch in Namibia hat Nina Herzog im Namen von SADOCC eine Timeline erstellt, in der ihr weitere Informationen über die Auswirkungen des...

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 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).