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African Studies

African Studies is the study of Africa, especially the cultures and societies of Africa, past and present, with emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It covers Africa's historical development as well as cultural and social issues in contemporary Africa. The field includes in particular the disciplines of history, geography, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and literature.


You can get access to e-books available at Copenhagen University Library through the library system of the Royal Library

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CAS Library

Centre of African Studies
at The Faculty of Theology

University of Copenhagen - South Campus
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 Copenhagen S

​Telephone: +45 353-26490

Opening hours:

The Library is open 24/7 with card access.
Visitors without an accesscard: Please contact us beforehand by e-mail or telephone.


Minna Giesel
Head of section
Phone: +45 353-32166

Jonas Kjøller-Rasmussen
Information specialist
​Phone: +45 353-26490