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Academic Association Africa Debate, AAAD (Lisboa, Portugal)
In Portuguese and English. "Organização científica, sem fins lucrativos, que se dedica à investigação sobre África." Sponsors colloquias, conferences. Co-publishes theses, has a list of institutions in Portugal conducting research on Africa. Publishes a journal, Africa Debate which has the table of contents online and a newsletter, Boletim NESA.
Academie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-mer (Bruxelles, Belgium)
In French, English, Dutch. "The Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences was founded in 1928 with the aim of promoting scientific knowledge in overseas regions" [esp. Congo-Kinshasa]. "The Academy is divided into three Sections: the Section of Moral and Political Sciences, the Section of Natural and Medical Sciences and the Section of Technical Sciences." Publishes Biographie belge d'Outre-Mer (first pub. in 1941, was called la Biographie Coloniale Belge). Publishes three series of Mémoires. Based in Brussels, Belgium.
Africa-American Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Its mission is "to expand education and professional training opportunities for Africans, foster greater understanding of Africa in America, and promote mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations. Founded in 1953, the Africa-America Institute is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, non-profit organization, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C." Is well-known for its African visitors program and seminars. Has an events calendar.
Africa-Europe Group For Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)
"an open network of European Union universities and research institutions concerned with studies of Africa in the Social Sciences and Humanities." Members directory, member newsletters, conferences, visiting scholar programs. Hosts a 2007 July 11-14 conference. 2005 conference information is available. The Secretariat is at the Centre of African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, U.K.
Africa Institute (Pretoria, South Africa)
Information on membership, publications, programs. Publications include:  Africa Insight (their journal), an African wall map, Africa A-Z, Continental and Country Profiles. Online access to full text documents is by membershp only.
Africa Network
Consortium of independent liberal arts institutions whose goal is to promote African studies in the undergraduate curriculum. Information on their April 17-19, 2009 conference is at A non-profit based at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.
African Heritage Studies Association
"Our aim is to foster knowledge about the role of Africans in the history and social configuration of Africa and its Diaspora." Hosts an annual conference. Based at the Department of Africana Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
African Studies Association (United States)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Douglass Campus, 132 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1400. Information on membership, the Board of Directors, coordinate organizations, ASA publications: African Studies Review; History in Africa; ASA News. Past issues of ASA News from 1987.

Annual Conference - 2014 Indianapolis, November 20-23, 2014

Past Conferences. 2010 San Francisco, November 18-21, Westin St. Francis Hotel ,2009 New Orleans, November 19 - 22; 2008 November 13-16, Chicago; 2007 October 18-21, Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers and 2007 Local Arrangements Committee Site.

2006 San Francisco Annual Meeting
and 2006 Local Arrangements site, 2005 Washington, D.C. Annual Meeting, 2004 New Orleans Annual Meeting and 2003 Local Arrangements information (Boston University).

Barnes, Sandra - Global Flows: Terror, Oil and Strategic Philanthropy
Full text, in PDF, 22 pages. Presidential address to the African Studies Association, New Orleans, November 12, 2004 by Professor Barnes of the University of Pennsylvania.

Guidelines of the African Studies Association for Ethical Conduct in Research and Projects in Africa. Guidelines developed by the ASA Board of Directors. They include "Researchers should return the results of scholarly activities to the communities and the country in which the research was conducted..."

Papers of the ASA Annual Conferences for the 31st-35th conferences (1989-1992) and 36th-37th conferences (1993-1994) are on microfilm at CAMP (Center for Research Libraries). Search the online catalog. Try keywords - african studies association papers. Papers from the 1993 through the 1996 annual meetings are on cd-rom in many university libraries. The ASA Archives are at Northwestern University.
African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)
Information on conferences, workshops, Directory of Africanists in Australasia, Directory of African Studies Postgraduates. Holds Annual Conferences; some papers are online. They sell microfiche copies of some of the past conference papers. Publishes the Australasian Review of African Studies.
African Studies Association of India
A non profit NGO organization of scholars for the study of African affairs in India and Indian affairs in Africa. Founded 2004. Regional units regional unit at Mumbai, Patiala, Chennai and Kolkata. Publishes two journals, Africa Review and Insight on Africa. Publishes the free online ASA Newsletter. Based at Africa Division, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
African Studies Association of Ireland
Holds an annual conference, publishes a Newsletter.
African Studies Association of the U.K.
"The African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK), a registered charity, was founded in 1963 to promote lively debate in the academic study of Africa." Holds a biennial conference. Based in London.
Afro-Asiatisches Institut - Salzburg
In German. Founded in 1988 for "the support of students from so called Third World countries at the university and colleges of Salzburg." Has a scholarship program, works with local immigrants. "cooperates closely with its sister - institutes in Vienna and Graz.....These three institutions share the same name but are separate and independent institutions with similar though distinct profiles." Runs a students´ hostel with the Catholic Students' Community. Based in Salzburg, Austria. [KF]
Association Belge des Africanistes (ABA) / Belgian Association of Africanists
In French and Dutch (Flemish). History, the executive, discussion forum, a directory of African studies in Belgium.
Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora
"a not-for-profit, tax deductible organization of international scholars seeking to further our understanding of the African Diaspora, that is, the dispersal of people of African descent throughout the world." Its second conference October 2-4, 2003 is at Northwestern University.
Association Française pour l'Étude du Monde Arabe et Musulman, AFEMAM
In French. Founded in 1985. "Elle a pour objet l'étude de l'aire géographique et culturelle sur laquelle s'est étendue la civilisation islamique depuis les débuts de l'Islam (période pré-islamique comprise, en ce qui concerne l'Arabie) jusqu'à l'époque contemporaine." Publishes a journal, l'Astrolabe, has a directory of researchers and research centers.. Based at URBAMA, Université de Tours, Tours, France.
Association of Commonwealth Studies
Founded June 1998. Members include the Assoc. of Commonwealth Universities, the Commonwealth Institute, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, ACAS
ACAS is an organization of scholars concerned with the policies of the U.S. govt. towards Africa, developing action networks with African scholars, and mobilizing support in the U.S. on issues related to Africa. Full text of its Bulletin is on-line. Topics include - Zimbabwe, U.S. military and Africa, U.S. trade and Africa, Race in Africa; Niger Delta, Africa and Iraq; HIV/AIDS . Their web site includes addresses for key Senate and House members.
Bowman, Larry W. - Survey of African Studies Faculty in the United States, 2002
ICPSR version. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut, Center for Survey Research and Analysis (CSRA) [producer], 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. ICPSR study 3887
The ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research ) has the survey data set behind the study, Survey of African Studies Faculty in the United States, 2002, directed by Prof. Larry W. Bowman and published in African Issues. "This survey examines faculty attitudes about a range of issues facing African Studies programs at colleges and universities in the United States. Questions focused on teaching African studies, study abroad programs, African language study, and attitudes toward Africa. Faculty were also asked to give their views and opinions on African Studies programs at their own institutions."
Brussels Centre of African Studies
The Centre "brings together the Africanists from the two main universities in Brussels: the Francophone Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)." Has a directory of members, their research projects,
Canadian Association of African Studies
In English and French. CAAS is a community of Africanists founded in 1970. Publishes the Canadian Journal of African Studies and Newsletter, hosts an Annual Conference. Has a listserv open to interested scholars, students and professionals working in and for Africa. Based at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Canada. [KF]
Centre national de la recherche scientifique(CNRS). Département des Sciences de l'homme et de la société - Réflexions sur l'Africanisme en France
In French. A report on African studies in France. 14 pages. In PDF. Décembre 2003. Pour CNRS département SHS. File : CNRSafricanisme200 / DD. On the web page of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Département des Sciences de l'homme et de la société [KF] .
Centro de Estudios sobre Africa y Medio Oriente (CEAMO), (Havana, Cuba)
An independent, non-governmental research center created in 1979. Its staff conducts research in the social sciences, particularly history, sociology, politics, international relations and economy. They publish a journal, Revista de Africa y Medio Oriente (RAMO).
China. Institute of West Asian and African Studies, IWAAS
In Chinese.
CODESRIA, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa / Conseil pour le Developpement de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales en Afrique
"an independent Pan African organization whose principal objectives are to: Facilitate research, Promote research-based publishing......" Sponsors training, grants, workshops, institutes. Compiles a directory of African researchers. Publishes the Africa Review of Books, Journal of Higher Education in Africa, Africa Development and other titles. Based in Dakar, Senegal.
Comité français des études africaines
"... association de chercheurs spécialistes de l'Afrique noire et de l'Océan indien occidental..." Its conference, 23-24 janvier 2002, Secondes Rencontres sur l'Afrique Noire, is at l'Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie, Paris.
Connecting Africa
"the web portal for African Studies in the Netherlands."
Deutsch-Afrikanische Gesellschaft, DAFRIGA (German African Association)
An NGO in Berlin, Leipzig, and Johannesburg, which seeks to cultivate understanding between Germans and Africans; it also aims to combat racism.
Forum du Tiers Monde. Bureau africain (Dakar, Senegal)
The Third World Forum is an international association of intellectuals from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Director is Samir Amin. The Director of Research is Bernard Founou-Tchuigoua. Has a list of publications by Forum members.
Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction
"An organization of scholars dedicated to the study of the history of the expansion of Europe and the world-wide response to that expansion, from its beginnings in  the 14th century to the middle of the 19th century." Publishes Itinerario: European Journal of Overseas History. Web site hosted at York University, Toronto, Canada.
Gays & Lesbians in African Studies
"an ASA [African Studies Assoc. U.S.) sponsored organization that was founded in 1994 at the Toronto ASA meeting." Among its goals are to "share information, contacts, and network on homosexually-related research and concerns in the Africa region."
International African Institute
Based in London and founded in 1926, the IAI facilitates communication between scholars in Africa and Africanists throughout the world through its seminars, projects, and publications. Has description of its programs (West African Museums program, African Archaeology Media Project, African journals distribution), has abstracts of its recent publications and complete list of publications in print. Dr Elizabeth Dunstan is Editor of IAI Publications. E-mail:
Japan Association for African Studies (Kyoto)
In English and Japanese. Promotes "studies and field research on nature, society, and humanities of the continent of Africa, and its nearby islands." Publishes a bi-annual journal, the Journal of African Studies and a newsletter, Nihon Africa Gakkai Kaiho. Holds an annual conference [2005 May 28-29 42nd Annual Meeting site]. [KF]
Mande Studies Association
"...a multidisciplinary group with interests in the Mande region of West Africa." Their Newsletter is online, publishes a journal, Mande Studies. Membership directory. Mande language map. Has photographs taken by members, etc.
Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS)
" organization for the promotion of African Studies in mid-America (the region between the Mississippi River and the front range of the Rocky Mountains, especially).   Founded at the University of Kansas in 1995..."
Middle States African Studies Association
"membership of the association is comprised of institutions and interested individuals from the middle region of the United States, including, but not limited to the states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Pennsylvania." Holds an annual conference. Based at Virginia State College, Institute, West Virginia.
Netherlands African Studies Association
The Association, founded in 1978, encourages and coordinates research regarding Africa.
In cooperation with the African Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden and the Centre for International Research and Advisory Networks (CIRAN) in The Hague, it produces a directory, Africanists in the Netherlands where one can find Africanists by name, institution, research interests, and their research by region/country.
Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa
"...established in 1997, is an independent institute... on the region of Southern Africa. NiZA also funds projects in the region and mediates for the support of projects by others." Publishes newsletters in Dutch (NIZA Newsletter, Newsletter Amsterdam-Beira, Zuidelijk Afrika magazine), has a list of monographic publications. Its library issues many bibliographies (some free, some for sale).
New York African Studies Association
Founded in 1967 "NYASA encompasses Africanists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, professionals, and students."
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet/Nordic Africa Institute
In English and Swedish. Independent research institute financed by the Nordic countries. Information on the library, research program, seminars, and staff. Full text of their publication series, Current African Issues, Discussion Papers, Research Reports, Policy Notes and Policy Dialogues are online. There is a Guest Researchers' Programme for scholars at African research institutions. Based in Uppsala, Sweden.
Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, OSSREA (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
International NGO and research network, with 15 member countries, to promote research in the social sciences in Africa. Offers workshops, grants (such as on social science themes and gender issues), conferences. Publishes the Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review, the OSSREA News Letter. [KF]
Postcolonial Studies Association
Conference / event information. Links to related sites. Based in the U. K.
Robinson, Pearl T. - Area Studies in Search of Africa
Full text. 42 pages. Pub. 2003 in The Politics of Knowledge: Area Studies and the Disciplines, edited by David L. Szanton. (University of California Press / University of California International and Area Studies Digital Collection, Edited Volume #3, Article 6, 2003). The history of African studies in the U.S., research agendas, African studies and the African diaspora, a bibliography of Africa Research Overview Papers, 1981-1994, a list of Herskovits Award Winners 1965-2002 and "Endnotes" p. 35-41.
Royal African Society, SOAS
"Founded in 1901 to commemorate and continue the work of Mary Kingsley (writer, scientists and traveller, 1862-1901) on the study of Africa." Produces a quarterly journal African Affairs, conferences and seminars. "Membership of this non-political, voluntary Society is open to anyone interested in Africa, with an annual fee of £23." History of the Society including a biography and bibliography of Mary Kingsley.

Averting Catastrophe : AIDS in 21st Century Africa. A report published on the 7th June 2004 by the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group jointly with The Royal African Society. Full text. 83 p.

Richard Dowden Articles
- recent articles by the Society's Director, the Africa Editor for The Economist
Russian Academy of Sciences. Institute for African Studies (Moscow)
In Russian and English. Founded in 1959. Holds conferences, lists Ph.D. degrees conferred by the IAS Academic Council, publishes a quarterly, IAS Newsletter, lists their publications. Describes their centers such as the Centre for Southern African Studies, Centre for Russian-African Relations, Centre for Sub-saharan Africa Studies, Centre for North African and African Horn Studies, and the library. [KF]
Saharan Studies Association
In English and French. The Saharan Studies Association is an international group of scholars associated with the African Studies Assoc. of the U.S. The full text of the Newsletters from Vol. 1, No. 1, 1993 to date are online, in Adobe pdf. Topics include archaeology, Arabic manuscripts, slavery, Muslims and colonial rule. The Newsletter editor is David Gutelius.
Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (London)
"(formerly ASCALF) is an international organisation which promote, facilitate and otherwise support the work of all scholars and researchers working in the area of Postcolonial Studies on material relating to the French-speaking world." For membership information, contact Patrick Corcoran Centre for Research in Francophone Studies, University of Surrey Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH. E-mail:
Social Science Research Council. Africa Program
Works to promote social science and humanities research on critical issues relevant to the African continent. The SSRC is based in New York City. Has full text studies such as -

U.S. - South African Research and Training Collaborations,
by Beth Elise Whitaker. (51 p. in PDF.)
Investing in Return: Rates of Return of African Ph.D.s Trained in North America," in PDF, by 33 p.

The Social Sciences in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Tentative Regional Map
, by Dr. Ebrima Sall of the Nordic Africa Institute.

'examines key issues in social science teaching, research and publishing in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the period from the early sixties to the end of the last century, with an emphasis on what happened during the last fifteen years...... highlighting major trends, issues, capacities, constraints, opportunities and challenges for the social science research community in Africa ," A study was commissioned by the SSRC. In MS Word.

Société des Africanistes
"La Société des Africanistes a été fondée en 1930, rue de Buffon, au Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, au moment même où se préparait la première grande expédition ethnologique française en Afrique, la mission Dakar-Djibouti (1931-1933) conduite par Marcel Griaule." Holds conferences, publishes the Journal des Africanistes (tables of contents with abstracts).
Southeast Regional Seminar in African Studies
SERSAS is "a non-profit association of individuals residing in the southeastern United States and committed to teaching about and/or to the academic study of Africa." Has the membership list, the full text of Brian Siegel's "The Kafulafuta Mission in Zambia," Joseph Miller's 1999 AHA Presidential Address, "History and Africa," "A Brief History" of SERSAS by Joseph Miller, etc.
Swiss Society of African Studies (Berne)
Founded in 1974, promotes research on Africa. Has a list of its publications, events, society activities, short biographies of its board of directors.
West African Research Association, WARA
Founded in 1989, to enhance collaborative research and scholarly exchange between U.S. and West African scholars, educators, and institutions. WARA’s US offices are at the African Studies Center of Boston University. Its overseas headquarters, the West African Research Center (WARC) opened in 1993 in Dakar, Senegal. WARC offers a range of services to researchers and scholars visiting from the US and from the subregion, as well as to local scholars, and provides a rich venue for scholarly exchange.

African Studies Programs

African National Resource Centers - U.S. Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Title VI
Links to the Centers' web sites.
African Studies Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Founded in 1948, the Centre is the "leading Africanist research and documentation institute in the Netherlands." Research is organized in theme-groups. Has information on publications, seminars, their visiting research fellowship for which scholars from African universities are encouraged to apply. The Library and Documentation Department focuses on North and Sub-Saharan Africa, in the fields of social sciences, humanities and law." They distribute a free library acquisitions list and have published, since 1968, African Studies Abstracts (formerly Documentatieblad) which indexes articles in periodicals and edited works on Africa. RSS Feed for Center News:

Their African Studies Collection has full text books (300 p.) free on-line.
American University. Council on African Studies / Africa Council
"a group of scholars at American University whose research pertains to any part of the continent of Africa." Faculty. Full text papers from their Conference "Consequences of Political Inclusion in Africa". Based in Washington, D.C. [KF]
American University in Cairo. Office of African Studies
Includes information on courses, their newsletter, events, the 1997 meeting of the International Sudan Studies Assoc.
Bard College.African and African Diaspora Studies
" interdisciplinary program in which to study the histories, cultures and experiences of African peoples on the African continent and around the world." Includes an account of their study program to Senegal. Bard College is in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The six-hundred-acre campus is located on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 90 miles north of New York City.
Boston University
Boston's African Studies Center site lists their faculty, courses, publications, programs, fellowships, the latest issue of their Africana Bulletin and other information.

Home of the Francophone Africa Research Group / Groupe de Recherches sur l'Afrique Francophone, which has a Bulletin GRAF Newsletter.
Brussels Centre of African Studies
c/o Centre d'Anthropologie Culturelle, Institut de Sociologie, Brussels, Belgium. "The Brussels Centre of African Studies brings together the Africanists from the two main universities in Brussels: the Francophone Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)." It "is the Belgian representative within the Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS). Offers seminars, research projects, supports the Revue de Droit Africain.
California State University, Sacramento. Centre for African Peace and Conflict Resolution
The Centre offers training, education and research.
Calvin College. African and African Diaspora Studies
"The primary mission of the African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Minor at Calvin College is to provide a liberal- arts- focused curriculum that will assist students in fulfilling the stated goals of the College as an institution of higher education rooted in the Reformed Tradition of Christianity." Faculty, courses, events. Has a semester in Ghana open to non-Calvin students. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. [KF]
Cambridge University, African Studies Centre
Information on the staff, research, teaching, seminars, publications, library, Cambridge's historical links with Africa, etc.
Carleton College. African/African American Studies
Brief description, list of faculty of the college in Northfield, Minnesota.
Central Connecticut State University, African Studies Program
Information on the program, courses, issues of their newsletter, Africa Update from 1993 to date.
Africa Update newletter:
African Studies Program:
Central State University. Center for African Studies
Based in Wilberforce, Ohio. Information on courses, the African studies library, programs, etc. They publish the International Journal of African Studies (which is also at:
Centre d'Etude d'Afrique Noire, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (Talence, France)
In French. Center devoted to analysis of political change in Africa. Has full text of its latest newsletters, Lettre du CEAN, in Adobe .pdf format. Publishes the journals, l'Afrique politique and Lusotopie the series, Travaux et documents, Études et Recherches. and in English:
Centre d’études des mondes africains , CEMAf
In French. "regroupait 36 chercheurs (dont 24 du CNRS)..." Participants from Université Paris I, EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes), Université de Provence, CNRS. Masters programs in African history, political science, law, anthropology. Workshops, seminars. The Annuaire is a directory of member scholars, their research interests and publications. Related journals - Afrique & Histoire, Politique africaine, Systèmes de pensée en Afrique noire, Les Cahiers de l’anthropologie du droit, "Clio en @frique", Le Bulletin de l’APAD. [KF]
Centre for the Study of African Economies, Institute of Economics and Statistics, University of Oxford
" of the largest concentrations of academic economists and social scientists working on Africa outside the continent itself", located at the Institute and St.Antony's College. Has the tables of contents and abstracts of articles, (1992 and following) from its Journal of African Economies published by Oxford University Press (OUP). Publishes a Working Paper Series and White Papers (informal research papers).
Centro de Estudos Africanos, CEA (Lisbon)
In Portuguese. Established in 1990, part of the ISCTE, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa. Full text online of its Occasional Papers Series. Publishes a journal, Cadernos de Estudos Africanos with table of contents online. List of Masters and Doctoral theses. Offers degree programs. Events, job listing. Based in Lisbon, Portugal. [KF]
Columbia University (New York City). Institute of African Studies
Information on faculty, Institute events, courses. See also African Studies at Columbia Blog.
Cornell University. Africana Studies & Research Center
Faculty, program, courses, links to the Library, African Literature Association, African Heritage Studies Assoc.
Cornell University. Institute for African Development (IAD)
The Institute for African Development (IAD) "fosters teaching, research, and outreach related to food security, human resource development including refugee assistance, environmental resource management, economic growth, and policy guidance in Africa." It "manages a fellowship program that assists students from Africa to come to Cornell for graduate study." IAD publishes the Africa Notes newsletter.
Duke University. African and African American Studies
Information on faculty, courses, and programs. Related resources such as the John Hope Franklin Collection for African and African-American Documentation.
East Carolina University (Greenville, North Carolina), African Studies Committee
Lists members of the African Studies Committee, has selected African studies internet resources including a paper by Kenneth Wilburn (History Dept.) "Fundamentals of Teaching with On-Line Resources".
Edinburgh University, Centre of African Studies
Includes faculty, the Directory of Expertise on Africa in Scottish Universities which has institutional profiles, the CAS annual conference, their publications.
Emory University, Institute of African Studies
Information on faculty, courses, campus events, film and video resources, links to the Sub-Saharan African Art collection in Emory's Carlos Museum, film and video resources, etc.
Florida International University. African - New World Studies Program
Faculty, academic programs, publications, newsletter, courses, teachers institute. Based in Miami, Florida.
Ghent University. Interdisciplinary Research Group Africa
In Flemish and English. Has a lecture series, mailing list. Based in Ghent, Belgium.
Harvard University. Committee on African Studies
Information on their programs, events, faculty/scholar directories, courses, Africa-related videos, etc.
H-Net Job Guide
Search for African history, political science, and other job openings through the H-Net web site.
Howard University. Department of African Studies (Washington, DC)
Information on their programs, admissions, degree requirements, faculty/scholar directories, courses. Departmental graduates specialize either in Africa in World Affairs, Development and Public Policy, or Language, Literature and the Arts. Offers the M.A. and Ph.D. in African Studies. "Howard University was the first university in the United States to offer a Ph.D. in African Studies." "A Brief History of the Department of African Studies and Research at Howard University" by Prof. Robert J. Cummings appears in Howard's e-journal, HUArchivesNet.
Humboldt-University. Department of African Studies (Berlin)
In German and English. "African Studies in Berlin were established in 1887 when the Institute of Oriental Languages was founded at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-University (now Humboldt University at Berlin). In 1925 the first chair for African Studies in Germany was founded and Diedrich Westermann was appointed." "The Department is part of the Institute of Asian and African Studies and comprises three disciplines: African Linguistics, African literatures and cultures, and history in Africa.
Indiana University (Bloomington). African Studies Program
Lists courses, faculty, graduate students, has the latest Program newsletter, information on its annual graduate student conference, video holdings which can be borrowed by individiuals or institutions, a lending library open to institutions and teachers, K-12 Newsletter, graphics of the Library's Somali poster collection, and other information.
Institut für Afrika-Kunde (Hamburg, Germany)
In German and English. A research institute concerned with current political, economic and social developments in sub-Saharan Africa. Part of the Deutsches Übersee-Institut. Publishes the journal, Afrika spectrum, the annual Afrika Jahrbuch and monographic series, Arbeiten aus dem Institut für Afrika-Kunde and Hamburger Beiträge zur Afrika-Kunde, Hamburg African Studies. Has a database of internet articles and documents from African newspapers, governments, etc.; requires obtaining a password to access. Has an online bibliographies on - political parties in Africa, in Adobe pdf; New Partnership for Africa's Development, in Adobe pdf; Kindersoldaten in Afrika (Child Soldiers in Africa), in Adobe pdf. Also an online series of short studies, Afrika im Blickpunkt (Africa in Focus).
Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London
Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, Netherlands)
"an international centre of social science education and research. It provides post-graduate education in development studies. Offers courses on Africa, scholarships for students from developing countries. Its Working Papers and Theses include African topics. Has the full text, in Adobe PDF, of its magazine, Development Issues.
Johns Hopkins University, Program of African Studies Archival Records
The Johns Hopkins university library site has archival inventories for the university including the Records of the Program of African Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, 1951-1979. Includes a brief history of the program.
Kennesaw State University Center for African and African Diaspora Studies
Faculty, events, online newsletter, AADS News, etc. Offers B.A in African and African Diaspora Studies. Based in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Kyoto University, Center for African Area Studies
In English and Japanese. Information on the Center's research projects, publications, journal holdings, other activities. They publish African Study Monographs. Has links to Africa-Japan related web sites - the Japan International Cooperation Agency and its aid projects in Africa, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (its embassies, cooperation projects), the Export-Import Bank of Japan and it's lending programs, etc. Based in Kyoto, Japan.

African Study Monographs and Supplementary Issues. Abstracts and full text articles are online.
La Trobe University. African Research Institute (Victoria, Australia)
Has their Annual Reports from 1985 + 
Leiden University. Research School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies (CNWS)
The CNWS "is responsible for the research of more than 140 senior researchers, and some 90 junior researchers (Ph.D. students)." The CNWS monthly Agenda lists completed Ph.D. theses, seminars, new students, etc. Publishes the journal, Itinerario and an Africa series. In Leiden, The Netherlands.
Maryknoll Institute of African Studies
Program designed for postgraduate students: 1) NGO personnel and missionary personnel including priests, sisters, seminarians, and laity assigned to apostolates in East Africa for primary acculturation and/or updating, 2) African students, and African pastoral and developmental agents for systematic introduction and/or updating in contemporary African life and reality, 3)neophyte lecturers and students from outside Africa for primary acculturation. Affiliated with Saint Mary's University of Minnesota /USA and Tangaza College, Nairobi, Kenya. Abstracts of M.A. theses. Based in Nairobi.
Michigan State, African Studies Center
Information on faculty, courses, the African language program, the outreach program, their publications, the Africana library collection, the African Media Program, the  Food Security Project, the Program on the Lakes of East Africa, the study in Africa programs, links with African universities, etc. Has issues of their Tuesday Bulletin (events at MSU and elsewhere, fellowships, etc.) from 1996 + . The National Consortium for Study in Africa (with information on U.S. undergraduate study in Africa programs) is based at MSU. See also MSU Global Access.
Montclair State University. Society of Research on African Cultures
Faculty, courses, newsletter, publications, etc.
Moscow State University. Institute of Asian and African Studies
New York University. Africa House
"Africa House is designed to become the intellectual center for NYU students and faculty who are studying Africa and the African diaspora." Houses the Development Research Institute, has a study abroad program in Ghana, the African History Project, and the Creative Writing Center. The African Expressive Culture Project includes Black Renaissance Magazine and the African Cities Documentary Series with film clips of Malian women discussing the world economy and controversial dance styles, Guinean scholar D.T.Niane on rural-urban migration, and visit to a traditional mask maker. [KF]
New York University. Africana Studies. Institute for African-American Affairs
Information on faculty, programs, events, etc.
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet/Nordic Africa Institute
In English and Swedish. Independent research institute financed by the Nordic countries. Information on the library, research program, seminars, and staff. Full text of their publication series, Current African Issues, Discussion Papers, Research Reports, Policy Notes and Policy Dialogues are online. There is a Guest Researchers' Programme for scholars at African research institutions. Based in Uppsala, Sweden.
Northwestern University. African Studies
Information on faculty, courses, the Institute for Advanced Study in the African Humanities, link to the Herskovits Library of African Studies. Has the full text of its Program of African Studies New and Events and its Working Papers. [KF]
Ohio State University (Columbus). Department of African American and African Studies
Information on faculty, undergraduate and graduate studies, the library, courses, African language program, study abroad program, Praise Poetry Video Database (Southern African oral literature), Community Extension Centre, etc.
Ohio University (Athens), African Studies Program
Information on faculty, courses, issues of their newsletter, Toguna. Home of the Institute for the African Child and the African Education Research Network (AERN). The AERN site has the Proceedings of the 12 AERN Symposium on Politics and Education in Africa, February 21-22, 1997 and links to many education-related sites. Ohio University Library is an official U.S. depository for Botswana and Swaziland publications. The Library has an African Studies Research Guide.
Open University. Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies
Faculty, events, etc. Based in Milton Keynes, U. K.
Princeton University. Program in African Studies
Queens University. Southern African Research Centre
Research on international migration and immigration policy; municipal service delivery and privatization; regional integration, industrial policy and trade; environment and social policy; urban and rural food security; labour studies; women and health; evaluation of HIV/AIDS interventions; cultural representations of South and Southern Africa; democracy, human rights and xenophobia. Based in Ontario, Canada.
Rutgers University. Center for African Studies
Information on the faculty, Africa-related events, list of films / videos, etc.
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Includes pages for the Dept. of History, Dept. of Linguistics, an issue of Middle East and African Water Review, African News, newsletter of the Center for African Studies, and web and telnet access to the library catalog.
Stanford University. Center for African Studies
Faculty, courses, fellowships, student organizations, etc. Offers a Masters degree in African Studies. The Stanford Global Gateway has a directory of Africa-related research at Stanford. Based in Palo Alto, California.
State University of New York. Binghamton University. Department of Africana Studies
Courses, syllabi, faculty, publications, research, etc.
State University of New York. Binghamton University. Institute of Global Cultural Studies
The IGCS was founded by Professor Ali A. Mazrui in 1991 at Binghamton University. "Its primary purpose is to develop new multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of culture and cultural influences in the contemporary world." Has the IGCS Newsletter, a link to Mazrui's "The Africans" TV series, conferences, etc.
Syracuse University. African Initiative
Based in the Department of African American Studies. Focuses "on Africa as an important site of knowledge by highlighting teaching, research and publication work by Syracuse University scholars." The Director is Prof. Horace G. Campbell. Courses, events, conferences. Based in Syracuse, New York.
Tel Aviv University. Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
Temple University. Department of African-American Studies
Information on faculty, programs, courses, etc. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [KF]
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
Established in 1964, the Institute conducts research "pertaining to the languages, linguistics, history, anthropology and ethnology of Asia and Africa". They publish the Journal of Asian and African Studies (Tokyo).
United States. Department of Education. National Resource Centers
"provides grants to [U.S.] institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to establish, strengthen, and operate comprehensive and undergraduate language and area/international studies centers." Has an older 2003-2005 directory (33 p. in pdf) Title VI African and Middle East national resource centers.

National Resource Center Contacts
(all programs)

African Studies National Resource Centers (links to each university)
Universidad de Buenos Aires. Department of History
In Spanish. Programs in colonization & decolonization, the history of Africa and Asia.
Universidad Externado de Colombia. Estudios Africanos (Bogota)
In Spanish and English. "The African Studies Group - ASG - is part of the Centre for Research and Special Projects - CIPE - of the Faculty of Finance, Government and International Relations of the University Externado de Colombia. Since its creation in May 2000, the ASG became the only space for research and analysis of African Studies in Colombia." Has full text articles, mainly in Spanish, information on Colombia-Africa relations. Based in Bogota, Colombia. [KF]
Universidade de Evora. Núcleo de Estudos Sobre África NESA (Evora, Portugal)
In Portuguese. Part of the Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades (CIDEHUS).
Universidade do Porto. Centro de Estudos Africanos (Porto, Portugal)
In Portuguese. Publishes Africana Studia, Revista Internacional de Estudos Africanos. News of Africa-related events, esp. in Lusophone countries. Has full text articles, books on-line; must register to access.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Centro de Estudos Africanos
History of the Center, issues of its bulletin, Pesquisa Informa, an online catalog of the Center's library holdings. Publishes Estudos Moçambicanos. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane is in Maputo, Mozambique. Center email:
Universidade Federal da Bahia. Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais (CEAO)
In Portuguese. Information on its museum, library, publications, courses, programs (Programa de Estudos da Alimentação, etc.) Based in Salvador, Brazil.
Universität Bayreuth
In Bayreuth, Germany. Bayreuth African Studies are their publications on African literature, linguistics, musicology, sociology and religion, which provide a plattform for critical views from Africa. A program to donate the Studies to African libraries is available.
Universität Leipzig / University of Leipzig. Institut für Afrikanistik (Germany)
The Institute has a Small Enterprise Promotion and Training Project. One can order the University of Leipzig Papers on Africa through the web site. The Institute was founded in Dec. 1993. The university was formerly Karl-Marx-University.
Universität Wien, Institut für Afrikanistik (Wien, Austria)
In German. Publishes the Vienna Journal of African Studies / Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien with full text articles online. Has faculty, the academic program, etc.
Université Laval. Groupe d'étude et de recherche sur les sociétés africaines
In French. The Université Laval is "l'institution universitaire québécoise qui compte le plus grand nombre d'étudiants africains inscrits dans des programmes d'études supérieures." "...un groupe de professeurs de la Faculté des sciences sociales a créé en 1997 le Groupe d'étude et de recherche sur les sociétés africaines (GERSA)."   Describes faculty, research, courses, financial aid, etc. Hosts an exhibit of historical postcards of Mali and West Africa, part of a cd-rom on West African postcards.
Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV
Has a directory of Africa-related web sites.
Université Paris 1 / CNRS: Laboratoire MALD (Mutations Africaines dans la Longue Durée)
In French. MALD comprises three centers, Centre de recherches africaines (CRA), Centre juridique et politique des mondes africains (CEJPMA), and le Laboratoire d'anthropologie juridique de Paris (LAJP). Publishes the journal, Afrique & Histoire. [KF]

Gazette du MALD
In French. Monthly e-newsletter of the Laboratoire Mutations Africaines dans la Longue Durée (unité mixte de recherche CNRS-Université Paris-I). Older issues are online. Includes lists of theses.
Universite Paris 7 - Laboratoire Societes en Developpement dans l'Espace et dans le Temps (SEDET)
In French. Multi-disciplinary research unit on comparative studies of the Third World. Information on members, research projects, list of theses (some with abstracts), publications, conferences.

L'Afrique à Paris 7 site covers activities at Université Paris 7 -
  • courses, their journal, Cahiers Afrique Noire
  • a 14 p. + list of "Maîtrises et DEA" by country
  • bibliographies (Les Touaregs Kel Adagh by Pierre Boilley, 30 p. and L'enfermement en Afrique, 2 p.)
  • a searchable database on "L'inspection des colonies en Afrique subsaharienne"
  • Documents d'archives pour la redaction de l'histoire demographique de la Haute-Volta coloniale by Issiaka Mande (with information on archival holdings in Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, France, Burkina Faso)
  • Research (Maîtrise-histoire, DEA, Mémoire de fin d'études) from Universite Nationale du Benin, Universite de Ouagadougou, Universite Nationale de Brazzaville, Universite d'Abidjan, Universite de Conakry, Ecole Normale Superieure de Bamako, Universite de Niamey, Universite de Dakar.
  • graphics of two colonial era postcards
  • Offers an e-Newsletter from CFEA (French Committee of African Studies), Lettre de diffusion du CFEA (Comité français des études africaines)
    To subscribe send e-mail to Pierre BOILLEY:

Site maintained by P. Boilley and I. Mande. [KF]
Paris 7:

Université de Provence. Institut d'Études Africaines UMR 6124 CNRS - Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme
In French. Publishes Clio en Afrique: Bulletin d'Anthropologie et d'Histoire Africaines en langue française. Information on doctoral and other research work. Based in Aix-en-Provence, France.
University of British Columbia. Africa Awareness
A student driven initiative, to establish an Africa Studies Institute at the University of British Columbia and increase the number of exchange programs between UBC and African Universities. Will hold a Conference and Symposium Jan 24-30, 2005, "Rethinking Africa and the Diasporic Connection: The Role and Responsibilities of the [Western] Academy." Based in Vancouver, Canada.
University of Calgary. African Studies Research Group
Lists Faculty Members involved in African Research, graduate students and their research topics, campus events, etc. The University of Calgary Press publishes in African Studies. and has the African Occasional Papers series. In Calgary, Canada. [KF]
University of California, Berkeley, Center for African Studies
UC Berkeley's Center for African Studies includes information on the faculty, courses, programs, the library, the study abroad program in Ghana, the C. K. Ladzekpo Ensemble, the April 1998 Joint Center Conference. Older issues of the UCB-Stanford Joint Center Newsletter are at:
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - The James S. Coleman African Studies Center
Academic and research programs, lecture series, the Fall 1995 Newsletter, directories for faculty, grad students, and Center staff, information on the Globalization Research Center - Africa, Ghana Exchange Program, the Marcus Garvey Papers project, the Institute for the Study of Gender in Africa, African Arts magazine, etc. RSS Feed for Center News:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Black Studies
Includes faculty biographies, courses, study abroad programs. Based in Santa Barbara, California.
University of Cape Town. Centre for African Studies
Describes the academic program, visiting scholars and fellowship programs, the library, etc. Is the home of the Harry Oppenheimer Institute for African Studies. See also the African Studies Library.
University of Copenhagen, Centre of African Studies
Købmagergade 44-46 1150, København K.
Tel./Fax: +45 3532 2585, +45 3532 2590
The text is in Danish and English. Has the full text of a few Occasional Papers such as
Lemarchand, René: "Ethnicity as Myth: The View from the Central Africa"
Van Dijk, Rijk A.: "Christian Fundamentalism in Sub-Saharan Africa: The case of Pentecostalism"
Reno, William: "War, Debt and the Role of Pretending in Uganda's International Relations"
Haar, Gerrie ter: "World Religions and Community Religions. Where does Africa fit in?"
University of Delhi. Department of African Studies
University of Florida, African Studies Program
Describes the academic programs, faculty, their e-journal, African Studies Quarterly, research, the library, outreach, study abroad, films, theses and dissertations 1956-1995, etc.
Directory page:
Main page:
University of Ghana. Institute of African Studies
University Main Page:
University of Ghent. Department of African Languages and Cultures (Ghent, Belgium)
In English and Dutch (Flemish). Information on staff, courses. Has full text online publications. Sponsoring a conference: Belgium's Africa: Assessing the Belgian Legacy in and on Africa: The Social Sciences. University of Ghent, Belgium 21-23 October 1999. Is home of the Interdisciplinary Research Group Africa (IDOGA).
University of Ghent. Interdisciplinary Research Group Africa (Ghent, Belgium)
Promotes Africa related research at Ghent University "IDOGA is rooted in the Departments of African Languages and Cultures, Modern History, Ethnic Arts and Third World Studies." Has a lecture series, links to Ghent departments such as the Africana Webserver of the Department of African Languages and Cultures.
University of Hong Kong. African Studies Programme
Offers a Minor in African Studies, headed by Dr. Adams Bodomo - in the School of Humanities. "the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong. On March 16, 1910, Sir Frederick Lugard, the then Governor of Hong Kong, laid the foundation stone for the University, signifying the birth of Hong Kong's first tertiary institution."
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Extensive information on faculty, courses, events, bibliographies on African topics, etc. Has a directory of U.S. African Outreach centers.
University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
Information on the African Studies Program degree programs, faculty, exchange programs, library resources, African arts program, Ford Foundation grant programs. Home of the Interdisciplinary Project for Advanced Study of Art and Life in Africa, the WiderNet Project, the Stanley Collection of African Art, etc.
University of Kansas, African & African-American Studies
Faculty, academic program, courses, history of the program, news, the Newsletter, etc. /
University of Kansas - African Studies Center
Established in the 1980s-1990s. Hosts conferences and annual Teacher Summer Institutes on Africa. Publishes a Newsletter. Is a founder of the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS).
University of Maryland. Committee on Africa and the Americas (College Park, MD)
The Committee promotes the "study and understanding of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland and throughout the Maryland-Washington region." Courses, events including the International Symposium, Africas of the Americas, April 18-20, 2002.
University of Michigan. Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
Information on faculty, courses, Center events, the Center's Working Paper Series, the South Africa Initiative Office and its newsletters, the symposium on Constitution-Making in South Africa sponsored by the Michigan J. of Race & Law, etc.
University of Minnesota. African American and African Studies
Faculty, courses, languages taught, links to related sites. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
University of Mumbai. Centre for African Studies (Mumbai, India)
Information on faculty, courses, Documentation Unit, their Publications including the table of contents of African Currents. Lists titles of Ph.D. dissertations awarded or in progress.
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. African and Afro-American Studies
Information on faculty, courses, their annual report for 1995/96, the study abroad program, announcements, major and degree information.
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. African Studies Center
Events, faculty, courses, study abroad, a K-12 Outreach site - Images of Africa (24 p. in PDF), slides on Sufi Islam in Senegal, database of children's books.
University of Oregon. African Studies
Faculty, courses, events, study abroad, Africa in Oregon, etc. The University of Oregon is in Eugene, Oregon.
University of Oxford. African Studies Centre
Doctoral programmes and the MSc in African Studies. Research, faculty, events, information about the libraries (including the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House).
University of Pennsylvania, African Studies Program
Has the largest source of African Studies information online. Their web site was begun by Julie Sisskind and is now maintained by Ali Dinar, Outreach Director. Information on all topics, extensive list of conferences & events.
University of Pittsburg, Africana Studies
Offers courses in African-American and African studies.
University of Santa Clara
African studies faculty include Michael Kevane (Economics) and Leslie Gray (Environmental Studies). Based in Santa Clara, Califoria.
University of South Carolina. African Studies
Describes their program, courses, their study abroad course in Cameroon.
University of South Florida - Africa Initiatives Group
"a group of USF faculty and staff with interests in Africa, established in 2008, ... working towards creating and expanding collaborative efforts between African and US universities. Its membership straddles many disciplines, including geography, anthropology, business, education, health, and information science."
University of South Florida. Africana Studies
Has a listing of African American Studies programs by rank. Host of the 2006 African Heritage Studies Association conference. Based in Tampa, Florida.
University of South Florida. Institute on Black Life
"The mission of the IBL is to serve as a resource center on the African American community and other peoples of the World African Community, and also on those issues that affect their interaction with the larger world community." Conducts and promotes research, holds conferences. The IBL has a Center for Africa and the Diaspora. Based in Tampa, Florida.
University of St. Andrews (Scotland) - Into Africa, St. Andrews Connections
Exhibition celebrating the links between St Andrews and Africa. Includes ancient maps from the university library, Tabwa sculpture (Zambia), etc.
University of Tennessee. Africa Semester
Information on courses, conferences, events, exhibits, etc. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
University of Texas at Austin. Africa Conferences
Conferences convened by Dr. Toyin Falola, beginning in 2002.
University of Texas at Austin. Center for African and African American Studies
University of Texas at Arlington, Africa Program
"Founded in 1994, The Africa Program seeks to promote business, educational, and technological relations between Africa and the State of Texas."
University of Toledo. Africana Studies
"The Africana Studies Program is a new program at the University of Toledo. The Board of Trustees approved a major and minor degree program (June
1997)." The program has started ArCA, Archive for a Curriculum on Africa - "We are building an Internet resource for courses on Africa composed on links to sites of relevance and new data sets that will be generated explicitly for ArCA." The site has course syllabi.
University of Virginia, The Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies
Information on faculty, courses, etc. http://minerva.acc.Virginia.EDU/~woodson/
University of Washington.  Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. African Studies (Seattle)
Faculty, courses, study abroad, K-12 teacher resources.
University of Wisconsin - Madison. African Studies Program
Programs, publications, courses, faculty, K-12 resosurces. The Land Tenure Center Library Acquisitions lists include journal articles. The lists can be searched by keyword. The Wisconsin African Studies Bulletin Board, begun by Patricia Kuntz, was discontinued Sept. 1, 1994.
University Web Pages
A large collection of U.S. university home pages is at:
International university pages are at:
Warsaw University. Department of African Languages and Cultures.
Includes the staff directory, academic program, history of African Studies at Warsaw University, information on their journal, Studies, and an article by Prof. Joanna Mantel-Niecko, "The Clash of Cultures in Ethiopia". Department specialties include Amharic and Giiz, Hausa and Swahili Studies.
Washington University, St. Louis. African and Afro-American Studies Program
Courses, faculty, etc. Has a summer in Kenya program (with journal) and one year post doctoral fellowships.
Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program
Promotes "dialogue between scholars and policymakers in Washington, DC and around the world. .....organizes public conferences and discussions in Washington, DC and offers fellowships and residencies to African and American scholars focusing on public policy in Africa wishing to study at the Wilson Center. The Africa Program also leads a major capacity-building initiative in Burundi, organizes the Congressional Staff Forum on Africa...."

Full text papers on urban governance in Africa and Building Healthy Cities: Improving the Health of Urban Migrants and the Urban Poor in Africa (138 p.). Short papers on topics such as Yet Another Transition? Urbanization, Class Formation, and the End of National Liberation Struggle in South Africa and Youth Explosion in Developing World Cities: Approaches to Reducing Poverty and Conflict in an Urban Age (141 p.)
The Africa Program has an Occasional Papers series. Papers include, Women, Muslim Laws and Human Rights in Nigeria, and From Moi to Kibaki: An Assessment of the Kenyan Transition. There are also trasncripts of talks at the Center by the Presidents of Rwanda, Botswana, Uganda and on the security situation in West Africa. Based in Washington, D.C.
Yale University. Council on African Studies
The Council "supports and coordinates the study of Africa within Yale University." Courses, faculty, students, outreach program, lectures, conferences, African language program.
York University - African Studies
The program began in 1974. Course information, faculty
Zhejiang Normal University. Institute of African Studies, IASZNU
In Chinese and English. The Institute was "co-founded by Zhejiang Normal University (ZNU) and the China Education Association for International Exchange on September 1, 2007." Programs on politics and international relations, economics, and education. Based in Zhejiang, China.

About African Studies

African Studies: Issues and Trends
Very extensive bibliography of books and articles on African Studies: General Issues / Country Perspectives / Selected web resources. Prepared by the African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands, Library, Documentation and Information Department.
Bowman, Larry W. - Survey of African Studies Faculty in the United States, 2002
ICPSR version. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut, Center for Survey Research and Analysis (CSRA) [producer], 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. ICPSR study 3887
The ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research ) has the survey data set behind the study, Survey of African Studies Faculty in the United States, 2002, directed by Prof. Larry W. Bowman and published in African Issues. "This survey examines faculty attitudes about a range of issues facing African Studies programs at colleges and universities in the United States. Questions focused on teaching African studies, study abroad programs, African language study, and attitudes toward Africa. Faculty were also asked to give their views and opinions on African Studies programs at their own institutions."
Chronicle of Higher Education. A Discipline Adrift
Online discussion on Professor Gavin Kitching's article "Why I Gave Up African Studies," which appeared in Mots Pluriels, No. 16, December 2000 (and was previously published in African Studies Review & Newsletter, Bundoora, Vic. : African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific, vol. XXII, 1 (June 2000), pp.21-26. "The essay argues that scholars in the field have not moved past the glory years of the fall of colonialism, when the continent's problems could be blamed on outsiders."
Frontiers, Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad (Carlisle, PA)
Full text articles.

Area Studies in the Age of Globalization, by
David Ludden
African Studies and Study Abroad, by
David T. Lloyd
Globalization and Study Abroad: An Illusion of Paradox, by
Richard Falk and Nancy A. Kanach
Book Review: African Studies and the Undergraduate Curriculum
Lonsdale, Jon - How to Study Africa: From Victimhood to Agency
"Why do most westerners see “Africa” as feckless victim and “the west” as a rescue service, and how far are Africa specialists responsible for this misperception? The scholar John Lonsdale argues that a renewed focus on African agency is essential to a deeper understanding that can help redress local and global structures of inequality, injustice, and misrule." On the site of Open Democracy, an online London- based magazine of politics and culture.
Nasreddin, Ibrahim - African Studies: an Egyptian Perspective
Includes Egyptian-African relations; Arab-African issues; and Israeli-African relations. Article from the journal, Al-Siyassa al-Dawliya / International Politics Journal (Cairo), No. 161, July 2005.
19 p. in PDF. In the free online journal, Critical African Studies, Issue 1, June 2009.
Robinson, Pearl T. "Area Studies in Search of Africa" In The politics of knowledge : area studies and the disciplines, edited by David Szanton.
41 pages. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004. (University of California International and Area Studies edited volume, no. 3.) Includes The Early Years (1873-1940s), university programs, the Cold War, historically Black colleges, Title VI African studies center, African-American scholars.
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.
Zeleza Posts
Blog / commentary on African studies and Africa-related issues by Paul Zeleza, William M. Gumede, and others. Book reviews, links to many other Africa-related blogs / resources. Zeleza is Professor of African Studies and History, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
Organizations Programs About African Studies

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