Researching Africa in the 21st Century is a compulsory course in the MA African Studies at Leiden University, presenting to the students new tools and methodologies for conducting Africanist research that emerge with the advancement of the digital. This page is a platform where students from the course can experiment making their own projects, share their achievements, share blogs on the course and impressions from the field.

Blogs (2019/2020)

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Introducing the digital mind

The MA African Studies started! Classes began the 9th of the September with our course, the Researching Africa in the 21stCentury at 11:15 am. After a few classrooms changes, after ...

Archived blogs (2018/2019)

21st Century (2018/19)

An internship at one of Uganda’s biggest newspapers

21st Century (2018/19)

Reflection and Methodology: How my ideas about my research have changed since I came to Zimbabwe

21st Century (2018/19)

WordPress as my virtual archive

21st Century (2018/19)

An excerpt of an interview with the chief-editor of NewsDay (including an example of my consent form)

21st Century (2018/19)

Bibliography (non-alphabetical, to be added to)