Department of African Studies: an introduction

Birgit Englert provides an interesting insight into the African Studies at the University of Vienna. She talks about the core areas of the Study Programme, about African languages and about job perspectives.

The student representatives Nadine Okalanwa and Lisa Tackie talk about why they decided to study African Studies and they explain their tasks as student representatives (STV).



Rémi A. Tchokothe presents his research activities and explains how his work is done. He shares his thoughts on basic questions, like why and how he does his research and what the work he's doing has got to do with reality out there.

Summer semester 2023

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Announcement: University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of African Studies

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the...


Das Projekt von Martina Kopf in den Medien

Das Wissensmagazin des FWF scilog berichtet über das Projekt "Konzepte von Entwicklung in der postkolonialen Literatur Kenias" von Martina Kopf.


herausgegeben von Miša Krenčeyová und Bea Gomes

Jetzt erschienen / now published

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herausgegeben von Rémi Armand Tchokothe und Hannah Mühlparzer

Jetzt erschienen / now published

Available in print and online!


Recently Published Special Issue

I'd like to draw your attention to this recently published special issue on "African Cultural Imaginaries and (Post-)Development Thought" (ed. Martina...


Library Information

Due to cleaning work in the African and Middle Eastern Studies Library, the library will be closed from 14th to 16th september 2022. Loans and returns...

 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).