Tag Archives: Digital Collections

DR Congo province monographs and more

RMCA publications Online publications These on-line publications can be accessed and downloaded free of charge. Currently four series are available online (digital series): Monographs of the DR Congo Provinces (Monographies des provinces de la République démocratique du Congo) This collection of 26 monographs is part of an ongoing project on the new provinces of the DR Congo. […]

East African history resources from British Library

Exciting news of British cartographic materials for historical research available online. The British Library has catalogued, conserved and digitised over 550 military intelligence maps and associated documents from the War Office Archive relating to the former British East Africa (modern-day Kenya, Uganda and adjacent parts of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, DR Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia and […]

Ethical Access to “Music Time in Africa”

A recent NEH award of $260,000 to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor supports the digitization and online access to an archive of African popular music dating from the 1960s to the 1980s. It includes about 7,500 hours of audio recordings, program scripts and field notes. The materials were collected and created by Leo Sarkisian for the Voice of […]

African National Congress archives at Fort Hare University

Read Graham Stinnett‘s recent blog post on an assignment for Global Affairs/UNESCO and the University of Connecticut Libraries‘ Archives & Special Collections. His goal was to assess “the viability of reengaging the partnership with the ANC and UFH” and “to discuss the future of the digital archives project.” Is there a chance that the African National Congress archives […]

Digital Library of the University Cheikh Anta Diop

We read with pleasure the announcement Monday of the opening of the digital library of the University Cheikh Anta Diop (Université Cheikh Anta Diop or UCAD) and of the website of the Inter-States School of veterinary sciences and medicine (Ecole Inter Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires de Dakar or EISMV), both in Dakar, the capital city of […]

Obituary for John O. Hunwick

The Program of African Studies at Northwestern University shared the sad news of John Hunwick‘s death this week. He may be best known for his discovery of 3,000 privately held manuscripts in Timbuktu in 1999. Northwestern University Professor Emeritus John Owen Hunwick…discovered a treasure trove of historic Arab literature stored in trunks in Timbuktu, Mali, died April 1 […]

Additional resources on Ebola

While the trends appear heartening on the ground with generally fewer new cases in West Africa, there’s still much work to be done (see US Centers for Disease Control update). Here, we offer a few additional resources to supplement earlier posts (including the Ebola Response pocket library on a flash drive offered by WiderNet). African Studies librarians […]