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Second European Students' Conference on African Studies - African Present


Kollegienhaus Basel

The Second European Conference on African Studies (SESCAS) is a project developed through joint efforts by students from the African Studies Master Programs at the University of Basel and at the University of Geneva.


The conference builds upon the initial 2007 experience, which attracted almost 100 participants coming from diverse European universities. SESCAS22 aims to encourage connection and development of students within various Masters programs throughout Europe which work directly or theoretically with developments, trends, and understandings of Africa. As a student-led project, we hope to encourage critical discussions and create networks for student academics interested in Africa throughout Switzerland and Europe.

This year's conference is designed to highlight current research about and on the African continent as well as on the academic «gifts» African Studies has to offer the world. We strongly believe that sharing information and interconnecting widely with the academic community will accelerate international collaborations and help create fruitful connections among Master students and Alumni. As such, we aim to provide a welcoming and encouraging platform by which students’ enthusiasms and passions are highlighted and supported. We welcome your questions and offer our support. But SESCAS22 is not just all academics with no fun and games; come see for yourself what we have prepared for you...


  • Africa
Languages: English, French