Dr. Gloria Emeagwali, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University,
provides citations to books and links to web sites relating to the, "Background
History of Africa, African Food Processing Techniques, African Textile Techniques,
African Metallurgy, Colonialism and Africa's Technology, and Mathematics
in pre-colonial Hausaland, West Africa. http://www.africahistory.net
Includes issues of their newsletter, articles on "The Ancients",
pages on mathematics in Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, profiles of African mathematicians. The newsletter has bibliographies
and web sites. Maintained by Scott W. Williams, Professor, Mathematics
Dept., State Univ. of New York at Buffalo. [KF] http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/AMU/amuchma_online.html
Includes brief histories of research on ants with citations to work from
the 18th-19th centuries and chapters on Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana,
and Nigeria. Discusses the ant's role in cocoa plant disease. Has
bibliographies. By Brian Taylor, Visiting Academic, Department of Life
Science, University of Nottingham (UK). In association with Dr. Francis
S. Gilbert. [KF] http://research.amnh.org/entomology/social_insects/ants/westafrica/antcover.htm
Short excerpt from an 1890 book on a U.S. expedition to observe the solar
eclipse. "Starting in the mid-nineteenth century, the colonial powers
of Europe and the United States sent expeditions all over the globe to
eclipses. From San Francisco's Exploratorium,"a museum of science, art,
and human perception founded in 1969 by physicist Frank Oppenheimer." http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/1890.html
Has full-text sources for African history arranged by topics. Includes
human origins, Egyptian mathematics. Maintained by Paul Halsall, Fordham University. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/africa/africasbook.html
About a documentary film on metallurgy work by the Dogon blacksmiths
of Mali. "In Mali, on the cliffs inhabited by the Dogon, an
ethnoarchaeologist and a cameraman participated in an extremely rare event
: the reduction of iron ore. The experience was filmed and is a unique
testimony of a thousand-year-old technology which has now disappeared." Directed
by Eric Huysecom, Department of Anthropology and Ecology, University of
Geneva and Bernard Agustoni, of TÚlÚvision Suisse Romande. In English and
"Dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries, the
ancient manuscripts... are indicative of the high level of civilization
attained by West Africans during the Middle Ages." "The manuscripts...are
from the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library and the Library of Cheick
Zayni Baye of Boujbeha,..." Has images of the documents which concern
Islamic knowledge of astronomy, law, the Songhai Empire, slavery,
Sufi religion, mathematics, political governance, medical knowledge,
attitude towards non-Muslims, trade. [KF] http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/mali/
Jeff Guy for the Ministerial History Project, April 2002. "On 4
December 2002 the northern regions of South Africa will experience a total
solar eclipse. (For information on eclipses in general, and the coming
eclipse see the FEST website http://www.fest.org.za/eclipse.html)" http://education.pwv.gov.za/sahp/articles/eclipses_in_african_history.htm
Mainly photos of volcanoes in the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Chad, the
Comores, Ethiopia, Kenya, Reunion, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire.
Some entries, (Cape
Verde, Zaire for ex.), include some information on historical
eruptions. Each entry has references to articles. One can search
issues of the Bulletin of Volcanology by keyword. Located
on the Volcano World site which is designed to distribute remote sensing
data to non-technical users.
African volcanoes: http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/africa/africa.html
Volcano World: http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vw.html
Feierman, Steven - Health and society in Africa :
a working bibliography.
[Waltham, MA] : Crossroads Press,
1979. 210 p.
Series: The Archival and bibliographic series. Corp Author(s): Joint Committee on African Studies. ; American
Council of Learned Societies. Subject (LC): Social medicine -- Africa -- Bibliography. Health Services -- Africa -- Bibliography. Health Services, Indigenous -- Africa -- Bibliography. Medicine, Traditional -- Africa -- Bibliography.
Patterson, K. David (Karl David) - Infectious diseases in twentieth century Africa : a
bibliography of their distribution and consequences.
ISBN: 0918456290. Waltham, Mass. : Crossroads Press, c1979.
Series: (Archival and bibliographic series).
Subject (LC): Communicable diseases--Africa--Bibliography. History of Medicine -- Africa -- Bibliography.