African Studies Centre Leiden Research Programme
The ASCL Research Programme for the years 2019-2024 is called ‘Strident Africa: Societal and Environmental Change in the Context of 50 Centuries of History’. It examines the dramatic changes taking place on the continent in terms of population growth, urbanization, the role of external actors and the impact on the environment, taking into account the historical context. In it, the ASCL draws on the rich heritage of its past research.
- Jan-Bart Gewald
The research programme ‘Strident Africa: Societal and Environmental Change in the Context of 50 Centuries of History’ is thematically reflected in the ASCL Chairs, the Collaborative Research Groups (CRGs) and the ASCL research projects.
The CRGs are open to all PhD and post-graduate students attached to the centre for the duration of their studies. The CRGs cover a wide variety of topics, some of which can be linked to the professorial Chairs of the centre, and some of which are consciously structured in such a way as to enable and further innovate research in the field of African Studies.
Photo: Jollof rice in James Town, Ghana. Photo by Mirena Radulova.