Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

Welcome to the
Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

The Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies is an inter- and transdisciplinary Research College at the University of Bayreuth. It started its research into the topic of “Future Africa – Visions in Time” on the 1st of October, 2012.

Emerging from the University of Bayreuth’s prominent focus on African Studies (at the Institute of African Studies), the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies provides a framework for ground-breaking research projects which can be connected to debates across fields. It allows research into Africa and the African Diasporas to be put into academic discourse with other research facilities, opening up new perspectives even across the boundaries of Regional Studies.

The Academy’s focus is on Cultural and Social Studies, but it is also open for other fields of study. Its research findings as well as its debates concerning major current topics are also meant to have an impact on culture, education, the broader public and politics.The main focus of the Bayreuth Academy during its first phase (2012 – 2016) is the overall project “Future Africa – Visions in Time”, which is further divided into five sub-projects.

The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (FMER) because of its funding priority “Stärkung und Weiterentwicklung der Regionalstudien”.

All upcoming Dates and Events of the Bayreuth Academy for the next months

BA Dates SS2017

Please find all the upcoming dates and events of the next months, that are part of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, here.


Subject to change! The document is always marked with the date of the latest update.

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African film festival, 12. -- 23.11.2017

You can find further information and the flyer here.

Future Africa - Visions in Time

An Exhibition project by the Iwalewahaus and the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

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more information here, on the website of Iwalewahaus and on the exhibition blog.


Film about the exhibition


Kae Sun: Oceans Apart


"A collection of thoughts, reflections and discussions" by the members of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

 Please find the Blog here

Please find the latest Newsletter here - you can subscribe for the Newsletter here.

The brochure of the Bayreuth Academy is here available as PDF.