Author Archives: danrebo

Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa by 1800: a map and a gazetteer.

A map of agricultural systems in Africa by 1800 Mats Widgren has announced on H-Africa the forthcoming publication of a new map of agricultural systems in sub-Saharan Africa to 1800 in: Widgren, Mats. (in press) “Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa by 1800: a map and a gazetteer.” In Mercuri, A.M., D’Andrea, A.C., Fornaciari, R., Höhn, A. (eds.). Plants and […]

Digitization of the Infa Yattara Family Library’s Timbuktu manuscripts

Dr. Ian Straughn of Brown University provides a glimpse into his work in Bamako, Mali to preserve manuscript cultural heritage materials through a pilot award (EAP913) from the Endangered Archives Programme of the British Library. The libraries of Timbuktu, and the abundance of centuries-old manuscripts they contain, have consistently attracted the attention of international media during the past five years. […]

MPhil in African Studies 2017-18

The MPhil in African Studies at the University of Cambridge still has a small number of places available and welcomes applications until 31st May 2017. For further information visit our website, for enquiries please email centre@african.cam.ac.uk. We would be very grateful if you would forward this email to staff and students who may be interested […]

Lost libraries of the Silk Road

Post Magazine features British artist Abigail Reynolds. Her 2017 sculptural exhibit, “The Ruins of Time: Lost Libraries of the Silk Road” was inspired by a five-month-long voyage across half the globe to visit the sites of sixteen libraries ruined by natural disaster, war, or dismantled by political forces over 2,000 years. “I’m a big fan of […]

Hans Zell’s list of African book & reading resources

Our friends at Hans Zell Publishing maintain an extensive list of up to date links to: African organizations (other than publishers), groups, and associations that are supportive of book and journal publishing, the ‘book chain’, and reading promotion in sub-Saharan Africa. A number of dealers and suppliers of African-published books are also included, as are links to […]

Call for travel to collections proposals

Department of Special and Area Studies Collections George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida AN INVITATION TO TRAVEL TO OUR REPOSITORY: Travel grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to undertake research activities in Special and Area Studies Collections. Proposals are due Friday, April 28, 2017. Submissions should be directed to Florence M. Turcotte turcotte@ufl.edu. […]

Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa

New Open Access Book: Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa: Future Imperfect? Press release by Alison Major, Marketing & Distribution Manager for University College London (UCL Press). UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a new open access book that may be of interest to readers of this list: Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa. Download free […]