The ‘Stichproben – Vienna Journal of African Studies’ are published twice a year at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, Austria. The journal contributes to debates on recent and historical issues of African Studies, with a focus on both Africa and its diaspora. The contributions often cross the boundaries of individual disciplines. We provide a platform for interdisciplinary exchange among scholars of different backgrounds and origins. The Stichproben are particularly eager to support young scholars and students in their research and publication activities. Our journal is a medium to enhance the visibility of the discipline of African Studies.

Homepage: Stichproben - Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien

Since 1986 the Society for the Promotion of Sudanese Studies, located at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, edits the international journal "Beiträge zur Sudanforschung".

It covers by its contents geographically the area between the first cataract of the Nile and Southern Sudan and chronologically the period from prehistory up to the end of the Christian Nubian kingdoms. The themes of the contributions concern history, historiography, archaeology, architecture, religion, art, iconography, sociology, economy, ecology, languages, etc. of prehistoric, ancient, and medieval Sudan.

"Beiträge zur Sudanforschung" comprises articles (up to about 35 pages in print), miscellania (up to 6 pages in print), reviews, an annual bibliography of studies in the areas and fields mentioned (with abstracts in succession to the Annual Egyptological Bibliography), and news.

Homepage: Beiträge zur Sudanforschung

Occasional Papers

The Department of African Studies published Occasional Papers from 2005 to 2013. These were papers by staff members, colleagues and seminar papers by students.

With 2019 we want to revive the Occasional Papers. Let's see what happens ...


Daworo is the quarterly newsletter by the Vienna African Writers (VAW) Club.

The Vienna African Writers Club, founded and chaired by Prof. Adams Bodomo, Professor of African Languages and Literatures at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, organizes monthly African Poetry Slams, along with other literary activities.