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Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora
"a not-for-profit, tax deductible organization of international scholars seeking to further our understanding of the African Diaspora, that is, the dispersal of people of African descent throughout the world." Its second conference October 2-4, 2003 is at Northwestern University. http://www.aswadiaspora.org
Bard College.African and African Diaspora Studies
"....an interdisciplinary program in which to study the histories, cultures and experiences of African peoples on the African continent and around the world." Includes an account of their study program to Senegal. Bard College is in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The six-hundred-acre campus is located on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 90 miles north of New York City. http://inside.bard.edu/academic/programs/aads/
Calvin College. African and African Diaspora Studies
"The primary mission of the African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Minor at Calvin College is to provide a liberal- arts- focused curriculum that will assist students in fulfilling the stated goals of the College as an institution of higher education rooted in the Reformed Tradition of Christianity." Faculty, courses, events. Has a semester in Ghana open to non-Calvin students. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. [KF] http://www.calvin.edu/academic/african/
Carleton College. African/African American Studies
Brief description, list of faculty of the college in Northfield, Minnesota. http://www.carleton.edu/curricular/AFAM/index.html
Cleveland State University. Department of History
Offers a Certificate in the History of the African Diaspora, conferences, lectures. Links to relevant web sites. http://www.csuohio.edu/history/Events/african_diaspora.htm
Cornell University. Africana Studies & Research Center
Faculty, program, courses, links to the Library, African Literature Association, African Heritage Studies Assoc. http://www.asrc.cornell.edu/
Duke University. African and African American Studies
Information on faculty, courses, and programs. Related resources such as the John Hope Franklin Collection for African and African-American Documentation. http://www.duke.edu/web/africanameric/
eBlack Studies
Directory to Africana studies in the United States and in New York state, a report on Africana studies in New York state. Links to academic and professional organizations, newspapers and magazines. Video lectures (requires fast connection). Has the full text, 69 p. in PDF of Obasanjo: The Lust For Power And Its Tragic Implications For Nigeria, by http://www.eblackstudies.org/
Florida International University. African - New World Studies Program
Faculty, academic programs, publications, newsletter, courses, teachers institute. Based in Miami, Florida. http://www.fiu.edu/~africana/
Kennesaw State University Center for African and African Diaspora Studies
Faculty, events, online newsletter, AADS News, etc. Offers B.A in African and African Diaspora Studies. Based in Kennesaw, Georgia. http://www.kennesaw.edu/caads/
Michigan State University - African Diaspora Research Project
"focused primarily on Latin America and the Caribbean, where the largest number of peoples of African descent have settled outside of Africa. Additional studies are currently looking at the African diaspora in Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, India, and Mexico." http://www.ssc.msu.edu/~adrp/ADRP.html
New York University. Africa House
"Africa House is designed to become the intellectual center for NYU students and faculty who are studying Africa and the African diaspora." Houses the Development Research Institute, has a study abroad program in Ghana, the African History Project, and the Creative Writing Center. The African Expressive Culture Project includes Black Renaissance Magazine and the African Cities Documentary Series with film clips of Malian women discussing the world economy and controversial dance styles, Guinean scholar D.T.Niane on rural-urban migration, and visit to a traditional mask maker. [KF] http://www.nyu.edu/africahouse/
Northeastern University. Department of African-American Studies
Has projects on "the ancient African civilization known as Nubia or Kush, centered in what is now the northern Sudan." http://www.afrostudies.neu.edu/
Ohio State University. Department of African American and African Studies (Columbus, Ohio)
Information on faculty, undergraduate and graduate studies, the library, courses, African language program, study abroad program, Praise Poetry Video Database (Southern African oral literature), Community Extension Centre, etc. http://aaas.osu.edu/
Ohio University. African-American Studies (Athens, Ohio)
Courses, faculty, etc. http://www.ohiou.edu/aas/
Robinson, Pearl T. - Area Studies in Search of Africa
Full text. 42 pages. Pub. 2003 in The Politics of Knowledge: Area Studies and the Disciplines, edited by David L. Szanton. (University of California Press / University of California International and Area Studies Digital Collection, Edited Volume #3, Article 6, 2003). The history of African studies in the U.S., research agendas, African studies and the African diaspora, a bibliography of Africa Research Overview Papers, 1981-1994, a list of Herskovits Award Winners 1965-2002 and "Endnotes" p. 35-41. http://repositories.cdlib.org/uciaspubs/editedvolumes/3/6
Stanford University. African and African-American Studies
"The African and African-American Studies (AAAS) Program at Stanford University officially began in 1969." The first Chair was Professor St. Clair Drake. Stanford is home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project. http://www.stanford.edu/dept/AAAS/
State University of New York. Binghamton University. Department of Africana Studies
Courses, syllabi, faculty, publications, research, Africaresource.com etc. http://www.binghamton.edu/africana/index.htm
State University of New York. Binghamton University. Institute of Global Cultural Studies
The IGCS was founded by Professor Ali A. Mazrui in 1991 at Binghamton University. "Its primary purpose is to develop new multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of culture and cultural influences in the contemporary world." Has the IGCS Newsletter, a link to Mazrui's "The Africans" TV series, conferences, etc. http://www.binghamton.edu/igcs/
Temple University. Department of African-American Studies
Information on faculty, programs, courses, etc. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [KF] http://www.temple.edu/AAS/
Tulane University. African & African Diaspora Studies
Tulane University is also home of the Amistad Research Center. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana.http://www.tulane.edu/~adst/
University of California, Berkeley - Department of African American Studies
Established 1970. Undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Online newsletter, The Diaspora. Poetry for the People program. African Diaspora Studies Program founded 1997. [U.C. Berkeley News, October 30, 2007 article.] Based in Berkeley, California. http://africam.berkeley.edu/
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - The James S. Coleman African Studies Center
Hosts the Marcus Garvey Papers project. http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/mgpp/
University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Black Studies
Includes faculty biographies, courses, study abroad programs. Based in Santa Barbara, California. http://www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu/
University of Kansas, African & African-American Studies
Faculty, academic program, courses, history of the program, news, the Newsletter, etc. http://www.ku.edu/~afs /
University of Mainz. Johannes Gutenberg-University. Black European Studies
Database of researchers and their topics. Has papers from the First International, Interdisciplinary Conference Nov. 2005 (110 p. in PDF). Free registration enables participation in discussion forums. "The Center will conduct empirical studies focused on the often neglected history and present of black people in Europe, and remains in close contact with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where another Center for Black European Studies is planned." Based at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. http://www.best.uni-mainz.de/modules/Informationen/index.php?id=13
University of Maryland. Committee on Africa and the Americas (College Park, MD)
The Committee promotes the "study and understanding of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland and throughout the Maryland-Washington region." Courses, events including the International Symposium, Africas of the Americas, April 18-20, 2002. http://www.africaamericas.umd.edu/
University of Michigan. Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
Information on faculty, courses, Center events, the Center's Working Paper Series, the South Africa Initiative Office and its newsletters, the symposium on Constitution-Making in South Africa sponsored by the Michigan J. of Race & Law, etc. http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/caas/
University of Minnesota. African American and African Studies
Faculty, courses, languages taught, links to related sites. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. http://www.afroam.umn.edu/faculty/default.htm
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, African and Afro-American Studies
Information on faculty, courses, their annual report for 1995/96, the study abroad program, announcements, major and degree information http://www.unc.edu/depts/afriafam/afriafam.html
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Library
Description of the African Studies Collection, library resources, an African art research guide. UNC's Sonja Haynes Stone Center Library for Black Culture & History has an extensive directory of web resources. Raquel Von Cogell is head of the Stone Center and UNC's African Studies Librarian.
http://www.lib.unc.edu/cdd/crs/international/afri/index.html
University of South Florida. Africana Studies
http://www.cas.usf.edu/africana_studies/
University of South Florida. Institute on Black Life
"The mission of the IBL is to serve as a resource center on the African American community and other peoples of the World African Community, and also on those issues that affect their interaction with the larger world community." Conducts and promotes research, holds conferences. The IBL has a Center for Africa and the Diaspora. Based in Tampa, Florida. http://www.usf.edu/ibl/
University of Toledo. Africana Studies
"The Africana Studies Program is a new program at the University of Toledo. The Board of Trustees approved a major and minor degree program (June
1997)." The program has started ArCA, Archive for a Curriculum on Africa - "We are building an Internet resource for courses on Africa composed on links to sites of relevance and new data sets that will be generated explicitly for ArCA." The site has course syllabi. http://www.africa.utoledo.edu/
University of Virginia, The Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies
Information on faculty, courses, etc. http://minerva.acc.Virginia.EDU/~woodson/
University of Wisconsin. African Diaspora and the Atlantic World Research Circle (Madison, WI)
Had a workshop series. Full text of a 59 p. paper, in PDF, on "Weapons of the Weak and Quotidian Politics" by Professor Michael Hanchard, Political Science Dept., Northwestern Univ. http://africa.wisc.edu/diaspora/
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Department of Africology
Established 1968. Undegraduate and Ph.D. programs. Study abroad programs in Ghana and Ethiopia. Africology Club. Essay competition. http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/africology/
Washington University, St. Louis. African and Afro-American Studies Program
Courses, faculty, etc. Has a summer in Kenya program (with journal) and one year post doctoral fellowships. http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~afas
Robinson, Pearl T. "Area studies in search of Africa" In The politics of knowledge : area studies and the disciplines, edited by David Szanton.
41 pages. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004. (University of California International and Area Studies edited volume, no. 3.) Includes The Early Years (1873-1940s), university programs, the Cold War, historically Black colleges, Title VI African studies center, African-American scholars. http://repositories.cdlib.org/uciaspubs/editedvolumes/3/6/



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