Selected African Studies Internet Sites
The African Studies Committee
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
United States 27858
Archives and Programs:
- Africa Research Central
This is a gateway to the archives, libraries, and museums with important
collections of African primary sources. The focus is on repositories in Africa.
This site also assists those who are planning a research trip to Africa.
Disseminates Africana information, especially from two African studies databases entitled
Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database and Africana Women's Database.
The website is maintained by Davis Bullwinkle, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, USA.
- African National Congress Historical Documents Archive
Documents related to the rise of the ANC and its mission to destroy apartheid are
- Boston University
Founded in 1953, the African Studies Program of Boston University is a National Resource Center for African Languages and African Studies. The web site details the center's programs, courses, and titles of publications. Some videos are loaned to
the general public, courtesy of the Outreach Program.
- The British Library, London
Provides an overview of the holdings of the British Library in London. Contains, for example, printed sources, music, photographs, and stamps.
- The Brussels Centre for African Studies is co-sponsored by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Univérsité Libre de Bruxelles.
- Central Connecticut State University
A valuable web site for its Africa Update series, it also has hyperlinks to important Africa-related topics, search engines, people finders, and Haines Brown's World History Archive--Southern Africa.
- The City University of New York
Archived here, Afrique Francophone is one of the best lists for Francophone African Internet sites.
- Columbia University
An excellent web site maintained by Joseph Caruso, this academic home page lists African Studies subjects by electronic journals and newspapers, African regions, organizations, and teaching resources.
- Cornell University
This web site discusses the holdings of the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library and provides hyperlinks to major African Studies Internet sites.
- Harvard University
Maintained by the Harvard Committee on African Studies, this site has hyperlinks to African news sources, on-line libraries, and a variety of Africa-related organizations.
- Indiana University
Public school teachers may borrow outreach kits free of charge from this web site. On-line grant information is also available.
- Kyoto University, Japan
This web site examines African Studies in Japan and lists important Africana Internet sites in various categories including search engines on Africana and anthropology.
- Michigan State University
MSU's program focuses on the diverse and extensive activities of the Center's 130 Africanist faculty
and directs several valuable programs, including the Program on the Lakes of East Africa and
the definitive national listing of all US undergraduate programs for study in Africa, the National Consortium for Study in Africa.
MSU's African studies program has the largest faculty and offers more languages than any other program in the US.
- Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
Founded in 1962 and sponsored by 5 Nordic countries, the Nordic Africa Institute promotes scientific research on Africa. Reseach activities, seminars, and scholarships are
some of home page listings.
- Northwestern University
The largest Africana library in the world, the Melville J. Herskovits Library, is described here. The library's home page includes on-line samples from its
poster collection. Northwestern also is
supports several widely recognized African research and exchange programs.
- School of Oriental and African Studies
The SOAS is part of the Federal University of London system. This web site lists its degree programs, courses of study, library holdings, and staff.
- Stanford University
Karen Fung's fine work for the Electronic Technology Group of the African Studies Association is evident here. This splendid Stanford-based site is conveniently divided
into "Topics" (some 30) and "Regions" (about 9). The regions of Africa are those south
of the Sahara. If you want annotated hyperlinks, this is one of your most important resources. In addition to the older Berkeley-Stanford African Studies site above
and Karen Fung's web site here, Stanford archives a third important electronic resource,
Center for African Studies, which describes Stanford's African Studies Program housed in the Littlefield Center.
- University of California at Berkeley
Established in 1979, Berkeley's Center for African Studies is described here. It emphasizes contemporary African issues and interdisciplinary research.
- University of California at Los Angeles
The James S. Coleman African Studies Center, founded in 1959, is one of the National Resource Centers for African Studies. It promotes outreach, academic, and research programs.
- University of Cambridge
Edited by Tim Hunt, this web page lists African Studies events and describes the linkages between the University of Cambridge and Africa dating to the 1780s.
- University of Florida
The web site of the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida descibes its programs. They include outreach, research, and African art holdings in the Samual P. Harn Museum.
- University of Iowa
This web site, under the auspices of the Center for International and Comparative Studies at the University of Iowa, explains degree programs and discusses the Ford Foundation grants
of the African Studies Program. Rather hidden away is this web site's jewel, a splendid on-line version of a CD-ROM project, "Art and Life in Africa".
- University of Kansas
The Office of African and African-American Studies lists courses and hyperlinks at this web site.
- University of Michigan
Established in 1970, the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies is multi-disciplinary and inter-departmental. The program's prizes, fellowships, and courses are listed.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The split-screen web site of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies describes the department's interdisciplinary program chaired by Julius E. Nyang'oro, who also teaches one of the
first on-line courses about Africa offered in the US, Introduction to African Civilization, AFRI 40 Online.
- University of Pennsylvania
Here is a pre-eminent web site for African Studies. Ali B. Ali-Dinar's web site contains vast resources, is easy to use, and appears aesthetically pleasing.
The site is supported by the African Studies Program of the University of Pennsylvania. Like the Stanford and Wisconsin sites, this home page contains a wealth of K-12 materials. The web site is also home to the
African Studies Association. Be sure to review the New Sites of this web page.
- University of Wisconsin at Madison
Founded in 1962, the interdisciplinary African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin, comprised of some 25 departments, has made fundamental contributions
to the fields of oral literature, folklore, history, political science, and outreach programs. This site contains several K-12 collections of resources--some of the best on the Internet.
- Warsaw University
The center for African Studies in Poland is located in the Department of African Languages and Cultures, the Institute of Oriental Studies, Warsaw University. This web site
identifies the staff, publications, and the history of African Studies at the Institute.
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First Online Edition: 15 March 1997
Last Revised: 6 March 2004