Basel Summer School in African Studies

How Political is Knowledge?

The Centre for African Studies at the University of Basel (ZASB) calls for applications for the Basel Summer School in African Studies, which will focus on the relationship between knowledge and politics.


The Summer School aims at stimulating and consolidating a new perspective on African Studies with a focus on African Studies as “area studies”. It addresses themes that are theoretically, conceptually and methodologically relevant to the pursuit of reflection on the intellectual challenge of Africa as an object of knowledge on the one hand and its contribution to general scholarship, on the other.

Practical information
The summer school is open for PhD students enrolled in Switzerland and abroad.
The summer school takes place online via Zoom.
For PhD candidates enrolled at a university in Switzerland or in Africa, the Summer School is free of charge. The participation fee for all other PhD candidates is CHF 100.

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Applications must be submitted via the online application form:
Deadline for application: 9 August 2021


  • Africa
  • Promotion of young researchers
  • Main organiser
Languages: English