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Statement of VAD on Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity with our African colleagues, students, alumni, and all those fighting racial injustice and inequality in Germany and across the world. As researchers in African Studies, we are aware of African Studies‘ entaglement with the history of colonialism. As VAD and as individuals, we regularly work with African colleagues and engage in…
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Statement of VAD on the allegations against Achille Mbembe

The Association for African Studies in Germany (VAD) is deeply concerned about the increasingly polemic debate that has resulted from the invitation of Achille Mbembe as a guest speaker at the Ruhr-Triennale 2020. We are committed to equal, unprejudiced international cooperation, especially with academics in and from the African continent, in accordance with the VAD…
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Digital teaching in African Studies: Open Access search engines

Special search engines for free full texts as well as open access tools Picture by Gerd Altmann on Pixabay CC Here we present special search engines for full text open access academic articles, open access tools, as well as a preprint repository for African Studies. Many articles and even entire books are available online free…
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Digital Teaching in African Studies: Overview

The Specialised Information Service for African Studies has compiled suggestions and assistance for digital teaching at universities - especially in the current switch to online teaching for the summer semester 2020.
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