Tag Archives: Resources

Wikipedia Library

Help is available if you would like to improve the content in Wikipedia: the Wikipedia Library helps editors access reliable sources to improve Wikipedia. I am hopeful that African related content will be improved by students and scholars who participate. Libraries are a great place to bring the community together and offer this kind of […]

Research4Life: no-fee access to journal articles

Document Delivery Now Available free of copyright fees to registered Research4Life Institutions in the UN’s 48 Least Developed Countries In 2001 Elsevier became one of the six founding partners of the HINARI programme, a public-private partnership launched by leading medical publishers with the World Health Organisation. The goal was to bridge the digital divide by […]

WiderNet delivers 700th eGranary library in developing world

From the WiderNet Project newsletter: The WiderNet Project recently sold its 700th eGranary Digital Library. The libraries, which contain over 32 million resources, have been delivered to communities and institutions in over 40 countries across the developing world.  The lucky #700 was purchased by the non-profit organization TechAide in Ghana. The project addresses poor internet connectivity in […]

Peters projection map on West Wing

The Gall-Peters projection map is a common Introduction to African Studies (and world history) classroom discussion topic, but television makes it dramatic (this video clip from The West Wing television series is a brief and entertaining introduction if you aren’t already familiar with the map)! Wikipedia‘s wikimedia commons has a larger version of the image available. Related resources (a […]

Kongo across the Waters

Update: Opens today! The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is working together with the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA Tervuren) to display and travel the first exhibition in the United States to deeply explore the legacy of Kongo culture. Kongo across the Waters, opening first at the Harn Museum on […]

Mellon IDRF Accepting Applications

2014 Mellon IDRF Competition Now Accepting Applications The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts […]

“On Wikipedia, Africa is empty and dark.”

I ran across a brief opinion piece by Iolanda Pensa with the title “The Power of Wikipedia: Legitimacy and Control” published August 21, 2013 in the Chimurenga Chronic. My choice for most noable quote from the item: “On Wikipedia, Africa is empty and dark.” This is an important topic for scholars of Africa and others who care about the […]