- Alegi, Peter
- Dr. Alegi is at the Dept. of History, Michigan State University.
He teaches courses in African history, southern African history,
sports history. See the article, "Katanga
vs Johannesburg: a history of the first sub-Saharan African football championship,
1949-50" in Kleio: Journal of the Department of History
University of South Africa, 31 (1999). [KF] http://www.history.msu.edu/view_profile.php?id=112
- American Historical Association
- Has a directory
of U.S. history departments and a huge directory of other historical
associations (Assoc. for the Publication of African Historical Sources,
French Colonial Historical Society., etc.) http://www.theaha.org/
- Bennett, Norman
- Emeritus Professor of History, Boston Univ. See also Bennett-Penvenne
in the Bookdealers section. http://www.bu.edu/history/bennett.html
- Berger, Iris
- Dr. Berger is Professor of History, Africana Studies and Women's Studies,
University at Albany, State University of New York, and a past President
of the African Studies Association (U.S.). http://www.albany.edu/history/berger/
Haines - World History Archives
- Its Africa Archives has a selection of articles from
serials, conference papers, posts from e-mail lists and Usenet discussion
groups arranged under African economics and foreign aid, society and labor,
politics, culture and by regions of Africa. Includes Images
from History. Maintained by Dr. Brown, emeritus history
professor, Central Connecticut State. http://www.hartford hwp.com/archives/index.html
- Burke, Timothy
- Dr. Burke is Associate Professor of History, Swarthmore College. Site
has syllabi for
history courses including Cultural Constructions of Africa: Images,
Inventions, Ideologies and Burke's blog on different topics. http://weblogs.swarthmore.edu/burke/?page_id=81
- Center for History and New Media - Syllabi for African Courses
- The Center's Syllabus Finder is keyword searchable. Also has a database of History Departments Around the World. Based at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. [KF] http://chnm.gmu.edu/tools/syllabi/search.php?user_query=africa
- Clarke, John Henrik
University. John Henrik Clarke Africana Library - biography, bibliography of his works. http://www.library.cornell.edu/africana/
- Cooper, Frederick
- Professor of History, New York University. http://history.as.nyu.edu/object/frederickcooper
Stanford Humanities Center interview on his research. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAM7SxxT6Ds
Bibliography from Africa Since 1940.
- Coquery-Vidrovitch is Professor at l'Universite
Paris 7. Lists publications, research, conferences. Awarded
Distinguished Africanist at the 1999 African Studies Association conference. http://www.sedet.jussieu.fr/sedet800x600/membres/coqueryvidrovitchcatherine.htm
- Dr. Crummey is Professor of African History, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. Has an extensive list of his works on Ethiopia. http://www.history.uiuc.edu/fac_dir/crummey_dir/crummey.htm
- Professor Curtin retired from the Johns Hopkins University History Department
in 1998. Has a c.v. including bibliography of journal articles. See also
his 1983 American
Historical Association Presidential Address, "Depth, Span, and
Relevance." [KF] http://www.jhu.edu/~history/html/Philip_D_Curtin.html
- Davis, R. Hunt
- R. Hunt Davis, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of History and African Studies, University of Florida.
Teaching about the African Past in the Context of World History. On the web site of World History Connected, an e-journal. http://worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu/2.1/davis.html
Teaching African History in an Era of Globalization. Essay on Blackwell's History Compass. http://www.history-compass.com/editorial.asp?section=1&ref=19
- Emeagwali, Gloria -
African Indigenous Knowledge Systems
- Dr. 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
- Gates Jr., Henry Louis - Wonders
of the African World
- Site for the public TV series hosted by
Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities,
Harvard Univ.) Professor Gates
earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Clare College at the
University of Cambridge. Covers Black Pharaohs, Meroe, Gedi, the Swahili
People, Zanzibar, the Ashanti and Dahomey (Benin) Kingdoms, Aksum, Gondar,
the Churches of Lalibela, the Dogon, Grand Mosque of Djenne, Empires of
Mali & Ghana, Great Zimbabwe, Mapangubwe, the Shona People, etc. http://www.pbs.org/wonders/
For commentary on the TV series, see West
Africa Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, Jan. 2000 http://www.westafricareview.com/war/vol1.2/1.2war.htm
Paul - Internet African History Sourcebook
- Has full-text sources for African history arranged by topics. Includes
the Black Athena Debate, human origins, Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, Islam in
Africa, West African kingdoms, Great Zimbabwe, religion, the slave trade,
excerpts from "Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of
Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African" (London, 1789),
David Livingstone, excerpt from Edward Morel's
Black Man's Burden, 1903, Nkrumah,
of June 23, 1956, Jomo
Kenyatta speech 1952, Arusha
Declaration, 1967, speech
by Kenneth Kaunda on African Development and Foreign Aid (1966), statements/speeches
Unilateral Declaration of Independence 1965, and more. Maintained by
Paul Halsall, Fordham University.
- Hanson, Holly
- Dr. Hanson teaches in the History Department at Mount Holyoke College,
South Hadley, Massachusetts. Has the syllabi for her courses Africa to
1800; Food and Famine in African History; and African
Popular Culture which "uses popular music, dance, fiction,
film, street art, bus slogans, newspapers and other sources to document
African interpretations of the decades since flag independence
in 1960." Includes a video bibliography, a Congo
(DRC) timeline. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~hhanson/index.html
- Dr. Hawthorne is Assistant Professor, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Hawthorne's
dissertation was on "The Interior Past of an Acephalous Society: Institutional
Change among the Balanta of Guinea-Bissau, c. 1400-c. 1950." http://www.history.msu.edu/view_profile.php?id=116
- Histoire de l'Afrique
- In French. Site created by historians from West African universities. Contents
annuaire des historiens [with current research, publications, activities),
news (conferences, publications,
etc.), chronologies for
West Africa and each of the countries covered: Burkina Faso, Togo, Niger,
maps from the book,
Afrique Noire. Histoire et civilisations, edited
(Paris, Hatier, 2004 - right click and open separately for a larger
map) and a bibliography on
West African history.
of citations to history theses (Mémoires, maîtrises, DEA
et thèses) from
West African universities completed
from 1970 à 2004.
two studies on historiography -
nigérienne, bilan critique et perspectives by Kimba IKRISSA
(includes a list of theses on Niger and memoires de maitrise from the
Universite de Niamey, graphs and statistics on theses production)
les enjeux contemporains de l'histoire de l'Afrique by Pierre KIPRE.
studies on historical methodology - Les
sources européennes de l'histoire de l'Afrique noire du XVe au XIXe
Quelle méthodologie ? by Simon-Pierre EKANZA and Les
sources de l'archéologie au Burkina Faso by Jean-Baptiste
KIETHEGA (includes a map of Burkina Faso archaeological sites)
"une sélection [of citations] d'archives sur
le Burkina Faso recensées
au Mali (at the Archives Nationales du Mali, Koulouba). Has links
to related sites. The web site has support from the
Agence universitaire de la Francophonie.
- Historically Speaking: The Bulletin of the Historical
- Nov/Dec 2004, Vol. 6, No. 2 is a special on African
and World History.
AND WORLD HISTORY: A FORUM
C. Miller, "Beyond Blacks, Bondage, and Blame: Why a Multi-Centric World History
Duchesne, "The Way of Africa, 'The Way I Am,' And the Hermeneutic Circle"
Manning, "Africa in World History and Historiography"
H. McNeill, "Comment on Miller"
Northrup, "Finding Africa in World History"
T. Reynolds, "The Borders of Africa and World History"
Salman, "What Are World Histories?"
Skaria, "Another World"
K. Thornton, "Africa in a Multi-Centric World History: Beyond Witches and Warlords"
C. Miller, "Multi-Centrism in History: How and Why Perspectives Matter"
- Hooker, Richard
- Civilizations in Africa - Washington State University
- Pre-colonial history. One page each on Mali, Songhay, Great Zimbabwe,
Kush, Ghana, Islamic invasions, Swahili kingdoms, Hausa Kingdoms, Kanem-Bornu.
"...designed as a learning module in the form of a "research textbook."
Part of the Washington State University World
Civilizations web site. Text by Richard Hooker. Some links are not accessible.
- Hunwick, John O.
- Professor, Dept. of History and Dept. of Religion, Northwestern University. Projects include:
Mamma Haidara Memorial Library, Timbuktu. "The Haidara family library, which was founded several centuries ago, was reorganized by the late Mamma Haidara. When he died, responsibility for the library passed to his son Abd al-Qadir, who is himself an expert in the Arabic manuscript tradition of Timbuktu and its region. The library contains some 4,000 items, including both large works of the Islamic scholarly and religious tradition, and smaller items such as fatwas, collections of poems, commercial documents, letters, etc." Other projects include: African Diaspora in the Land of Islam, Arabic Literature of Africa, the journal, Sudanic Africa, a description of Arabic manuscripts in the Northwestern Library, about the book Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire, a history of the Songhay empire from 1464 onwards, translated from Arabic and the introduction to Ta'rikh al-Sudan. http://www.johnhunwick.com/v2/index.php
Directory of African Studies Scholars
- Use the keyword History to retrieve a directory of historians.
Maintained by Dr. Joseph Caruso, Columbia's Africana Librarian. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/directory.html
- Joint Berkeley-Stanford Center for African Studies. Summer 2000 Ford
Africa Workshop, Marconi Conference Center, August 6-8, 2000
- A summer workshop near Tamales Bay for 15 Northern California college
and university faculty. Has an extensive list of African
studies syllabi. However see the expanded and updated Course
Syllabi Database. http://www.ias.berkeley.edu/africa/FacultyInst/wkshp-index.html
- Journal of African History - Celebrating Fifty Years
- "In celebration of five decades of publication, the current editors have selected fifty articles which give a sense of how work published in JAH has shaped the development of the field. These are not necessarily the fifty best, or even the fifty most-cited, articles, but....they give an indication of how the writing of African history has changed over these years,...." http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displaySpecialArticle?jid=AFH&bespokeId=2500
Ray and Sharon Salinger - History 277: Colonial America and West Africa
in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
- Profs. Kea and Salinger teach in the History Department, University of
California, Riverside. Includes the syllabus, student papers, student discussion
- Larson, Pier
- Prof. Larson teaches in the History Dept., Johns Hopkins University.
Has syllabi for African history courses. https://jshare.johnshopkins.edu/plarson1/web/
- Laumann, Dennis
- Laumann is Assistant Professor of African History, Department of History, University of Memphis. Has syllabi for his courses,
Ghanaian History and Cultures: Study and Travel Abroad, History
of South Africa, and African Civilizations. http://www.people.memphis.edu/~dlaumann/
- Dr. Lawrance teaches at the University of California, Davis. "His
research interests include West Africa, the African slave trade, comparative
and contemporary slavery and human rights violations and other social interest
issues, Pan-Africanism, health and HIV/AIDS, borderlands studies, oral history
and methodologies of orality." http://188.8.131.52/faculty/Lawrance_Benjamin
William Roger - "Historians I Have Known"
- Professor Louis talks about Margery Perham, Ronald Robinson and Jack Gallagher,
Albert Hourani, and Max Beloff, and A. J. P. Taylor. Full text article from
Perspectives (American Historical Assoication, Washington, D. C.),
May 2001 issue. http://www.theaha.org/perspectives/issues/2001/0105/0105pre1.cfm
- Lydon, Ghislaine E.
- Associate Professor, History, UCLA. Links to full text articles and book chapters. Examples: Paper Economy of Faith without Faith in Paper: A Reflection on Islamic Institutional History." and "Contracting Caravans: Partnership and Profit in Nineteenth-Century Trans-Saharan Trade." http://www.history.ucla.edu/people/faculty?lid=653
- McCann, James
- Dr. McCann is Professor of History and Director of the African Studies
Center, Boston University. Information on publications, courses. Areas of interest
are African history, environmental history, agricultural history. http://www.bu.edu/history/mccann.html
Rod and Susan - Mali Interactive
- Accounts of archaeological excavations and information on the people and
culture of Jenné. The project leaders include Profs. Rod and Susan McIntosh,
archaeologists, from Rice University's Anthropology Dept. U.S. A goal is
to save archaeological information from destruction by erosion. Jenné is
the earliest known urban settlement south of the Sahara and a UNESCO World
Heritage site. Photos, news, teaching resources, information on Mali and
- O'Brien, Joseph
- Prof. O'Brien teaches in the Department of History, John Jay College of
Criminal Justice, New York City. Site has full text excerpts from historical
- Parsons, Neil
- History of Botswana
- Authoritative historical essays, by Professor Parsons of the University of Botswana, History
Department. Includes primary documents. http://www.thuto.org/ubh/bw/bhp1.htm
- Phillips, John Edward
- Dr. Phillips teaches at Hirosaki University, Japan. Has citations to publications
and full text articles
(African studies in Japan, articles in Hausa in Gaskiya ta fi kwabo
[Nigerian Hausa newspaper]), photographs (Nigeria, Ghana), photographs of
(mainly historians). http://human.cc.hirosaki-u.ac.jp/philips/
- Pouwels, Randall L.
- Professor of African and Islamic history at the University
of Central Arkansas. Ph.D. from UCLA (1979) with a specialty in Eastern
Africa history. Publishes on East African history, the history of Islam
in Africa, including Horn and Crescent, Cultural Change and Traditional
Islam on the East African Coast, 800-1900. Co-edited The History of Islam
in Africa. Current research is on the history of East Africa and the
Indian Ocean in the 'middle' period, 1498-1840. http://www.uca.edu/divisions/academic/history/faculty_info/pouwels.htm
- Dr. Roberts is Professor of History, Stanford University and Director
of the Center for African Studies. http://history.stanford.edu/faculty/rroberts/
Jonathan - Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan
- An introduction to the history of Sudanic Africa (the states of Songhay,
Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland.) Discusses trade and Islam. Photographs by Lucy
Johnson illustrate - Images of Islam (Grand Mosque at Jenne), River
Scenes, Daily Life, The Dogon, Traditions and Beliefs, The Desert.
Has multiple-choice tests. Project arises from a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
grant to Xavier University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching (New
Orleans, LA). Site by Dr. Jonathan Rotondo-McCord,
Associate Professor of History, Xavier University of Louisiana. http://webusers.xula.edu/jrotondo/Kingdoms/
Salinger, Sharon and Ray Kea- History 277: Colonial America and West Africa
in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
- Profs. Kea and Salinger teach in the History Department, University of
California, Riverside. Includes the syllabus, student papers, student discussion
- Universite Cheikh Anta Diop. Département d'Histoire
- Publishes the journals, Revue Sénégalaise d'Histoire et Les Cahiers Histoire et Civilisations. Has Mémoires ou thèses online. The library catalog is online. Based at Dakar, Senegal. http://www.histoire-ucad.org/archives/
Full text of documents - AOF : réalités et héritages; Population et Santé en Sénégambie; Hommage à Claude Meillassoux
Colloque AOF : esquisse d’une intégration africaine, juin 1995." (186 p. in PDF).
Histoire de la de la Sénégambie. 48 p. in PDF. By C. Becker et M. Diouf. Une bibliographie des travaux universitaires.
Regard critique sur les lectures africaines de l’esclavage et de la traite atlantique.
By Ibrahima Thioub. 22 p. in PDF.
Tableau des textes juridiques sur les armes à feu et leurs munitions : 1834 à 1958.
By Sokhna Sané. 15 p. in PDF.
of California, Berkeley. Center for African Studies. Course Syllabi Database
- Extensive database of African studies course syllabi. Find syllabi by
subject, discipline, or course title. http://ias.berkeley.edu/iasasp/africa/syllabi-selector.asp
of California, Los Angeles. History Department Faculty Home Pages
- Has pages for the African history faculty: Edward A. Alpers,
Christopher Ehret, Merrick Posnansky, William Worger. Alpers has a page
for his "Ethiopia
and the Horn of Africa" class.
- University of Cape Coast. History Department
- Based in Cape Coast, Ghana. http://www.uccghana.net/Departments/Department_Of_History.Htm
- University of Cape Town. Department of Historical Studies
- "The department was originally established in 1903 as the Department of History at UCT's predecessor, the South African College, which makes it the oldest university history department in sub-Saharan Africa." http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/history/
- University of Chicago. National Opinion Research Center
- Hosts the Survey of Earned Doctorates, SED.
- Annual survey of new U.S. research doctorate graduates about their educational histories, funding sources, and post-doctoral plans. Has an African History category. See Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: Summary Report 2004. 188 p. in PDF which indicates in 2004 there were 21 total African history doctorates, of which 12 were by males, 9 by females. Also statistics on U.S. citizenship, ethnicity. On the web site of the national organization for research at the University of Chicago. http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/issues/docdata.htm
- University of London. School
of Oriental and African Studies. Dept. of History
- Lists courses, has a directory of staff and their research interests.
- University of Namibia.
Department of History
- World History Connected
- Published by the University of Illinois Press; its institutional home
is Washington State University. Full text issues online. Volume 2, Number
2004 covers Africa -
Over Race?: African Americans in American-South African Diplomacy, 1890-1925" by
Robert Trent Vinson
Conversation with Christopher Ehret
Africa in World History and Vice Versa" by Erik Gilbert
Many Africas, So Little Time: Doing Justice to Africa in the World History
Survey" by Jonathan Reynolds
African History to the Major Themes of World History" by Candice Goucher
about the African Past in the Context of World History" by R. Hunt
Africa: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching World History" by
Dixie Grupe http://worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu/
- Yarak, Larry W.
- Dr. Yarak is Associate Professor of History, Texas A & M University.
Includes his papers on the 19th c. history of the Akan of Ghana: Inventing Tradition in
Elmina: a Note on the Bakatue Festival and Early
Photography in Elmina (which has a photo of Elmina's most influential
merchant). Has reading lists (books and internet readings) for courses on
Modern African History and the History of South Africa and information on
the Ghana Studies Council.
Early Photography in Elmina: http://people.tamu.edu/%7Eyarak/photo-el.htm
Inventing Tradition in Elmina: http://people.tamu.edu/%7Eyarak/bakatue.htm
Main page: http://people.tamu.edu/~yarak/
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