The TOAfrica summer school offers Master’s students and professionals an introductory framework to the African continent with particular attention to the Sub-Saharan regions, that in recent years have undergone impressive changes: demographic and economic growth, fast urbanization, internal and external mobility, the development of digital technologies, artistic creativity, social, cultural and religious transformations, but also conflicts and environmental, health and political crises. A new landscape that has repositioned the continent in the global perspective, generating interest in international observers and investors.
The program, entirely offered in English, is organized by the Africanistic section of the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society (CPS Africa) of the University of Turin (UniTo), in partnership with Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), one of the most renowned academic institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, the Summer School profits from the collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (Torino, Italy), the Nordic Africa Institute (Uppsala, Sweden), the Consorzio delle Ong Piemontesi (Torino, Italy), the Consorzio delle Residenze Reali Sabaude (Venaria Reale, Italy), and the Chaire Diasporas Africaines (Bordeaux, France). The Summer School is supported by the Fondazione CRT (Torino, Italy).
Ideally, the TOAfrica Summer School class comprises a sizeable group of international Ph.D. candidates and young researchers, a majority of postgraduate students, and a few professionals and undergraduate students. We warmly welcome applications meeting the eligibility criteria, which include the full command of English (B2 level).
Check the How to Apply section of this website for further information on eligibility and selection criteria, the application process, required documentation, and key dates.
Round table in which participate Dauda Keita, director of the National Museum of Mali, Roberto Beneduce, full professor of Anthropology at Unito, and Ibrahima Podiougou, Anthropology Ph.D. student at Unito. The chair is Cecilia Pennacini, director of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography at Unito and committee member of the TOAfrica Summer School.