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Alegi, Peter
Dr. Alegi is at the Dept. of History, Michigan State University. He teaches courses in African history, southern African history, sports history. See the article, "Katanga vs Johannesburg: a history of the first sub-Saharan African football championship, 1949-50" in Kleio: Journal of the Department of History University of South Africa, 31 (1999). [KF] http://www.history.msu.edu/view_profile.php?id=112
American Historical Association
Has a directory of U.S. history departments and a huge directory of other historical associations (Assoc. for the Publication of African Historical Sources, French Colonial Historical Society., etc.) http://www.theaha.org/
Bennett, Norman
Emeritus Professor of History, Boston Univ. See also Bennett-Penvenne in the Bookdealers section.  http://www.bu.edu/history/bennett.html
Berger, Iris
Dr. Berger is Professor of History, Africana Studies and Women's Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York, and a past President of the  African Studies Association (U.S.).  http://www.albany.edu/history/berger/
Brown, Haines - World History Archives
Its Africa Archives has a selection of articles from serials, conference papers, posts from e-mail lists and Usenet discussion groups arranged under African economics and foreign aid, society and labor, politics, culture and by regions of Africa. Includes Images from History.  Maintained by Dr. Brown, emeritus history professor, Central Connecticut State.  http://www.hartford hwp.com/archives/index.html
Burke, Timothy
Dr. Burke is Associate Professor of History, Swarthmore College. Site has syllabi for history courses including Cultural Constructions of Africa: Images, Inventions, Ideologies and Burke's blog on different topics. http://weblogs.swarthmore.edu/burke/?page_id=81
Center for History and New Media - Syllabi for African Courses
The Center's Syllabus Finder is keyword searchable. Also has a database of History Departments Around the World. Based at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. [KF] http://chnm.gmu.edu/tools/syllabi/search.php?user_query=africa
Clarke, John Henrik
Cornell University. John Henrik Clarke Africana Library - biography, bibliography of his works. http://www.library.cornell.edu/africana/
Cooper, Frederick
Professor of History, New York University. http://history.as.nyu.edu/object/frederickcooper

See also:
Stanford Humanities Center interview on his research. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAM7SxxT6Ds
Bibliography from Africa Since 1940.
Coquery-Vidrovitch, Catherine
Coquery-Vidrovitch is Professor at l'Universite Paris 7. Lists publications, research, conferences. Awarded Distinguished Africanist at the 1999 African Studies Association conference. http://www.sedet.jussieu.fr/sedet800x600/membres/coqueryvidrovitchcatherine.htm
Crummey, Donald
Dr. Crummey is Professor of African History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Has an extensive list of his works on Ethiopia. http://www.history.uiuc.edu/fac_dir/crummey_dir/crummey.htm
Curtin, Philip D.
Professor Curtin retired from the Johns Hopkins University History Department in 1998. Has a c.v. including bibliography of journal articles. See also his 1983 American Historical Association Presidential Address, "Depth, Span, and Relevance." [KF] http://www.jhu.edu/~history/html/Philip_D_Curtin.html
Davis, R. Hunt
R. Hunt Davis, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of History and African Studies, University of Florida.
Teaching about the African Past in the Context of World History. On the web site of World History Connected, an e-journal. http://worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu/2.1/davis.html
Teaching African History in an Era of Globalization. Essay on Blackwell's History Compass. http://www.history-compass.com/editorial.asp?section=1&ref=19
Emeagwali, Gloria - African Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Dr. Emeagwali, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University, provides citations to books and links to web sites relating to the, "Background History of Africa, African Food Processing Techniques, African Textile Techniques, African Metallurgy, Colonialism and Africa's Technology, and Mathematics in pre-colonial Hausaland, West Africa. http://www.africahistory.net
Gates Jr., Henry Louis - Wonders of the African World
Site for the public TV series hosted by Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities, Harvard Univ.) Professor Gates earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Clare College at the University of Cambridge. Covers Black Pharaohs, Meroe, Gedi, the Swahili People, Zanzibar, the Ashanti and Dahomey (Benin) Kingdoms, Aksum, Gondar, the Churches of Lalibela, the Dogon, Grand Mosque of Djenne, Empires of Mali & Ghana, Great Zimbabwe, Mapangubwe, the Shona People, etc. http://www.pbs.org/wonders/
For commentary on the TV series, see West Africa Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, Jan. 2000 http://www.westafricareview.com/war/vol1.2/1.2war.htm
Halsall, Paul - Internet African History Sourcebook
Has full-text sources for African history arranged by topics. Includes the Black Athena Debate, human origins, Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, Islam in Africa, West African kingdoms, Great Zimbabwe, religion, the slave trade, excerpts from "Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African" (London, 1789),  David Livingstone, excerpt from Edward Morel's Black Man's Burden, 1903, Nkrumah, the "Loi-Cadre" of June 23, 1956, Jomo Kenyatta speech 1952, Arusha Declaration, 1967, speech by Kenneth Kaunda on African Development and Foreign Aid (1966), statements/speeches on Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence 1965, and more. Maintained by Paul Halsall, Fordham University. [KF] http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/africa/africasbook.html
Hanson, Holly
Dr. Hanson teaches in the History Department at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts. Has the syllabi for her courses Africa to 1800; Food and Famine in African History; and African Popular Culture which "uses popular music, dance, fiction, film, street art, bus slogans, newspapers and other sources to document African interpretations of the decades since “flag independence” in 1960." Includes a video bibliography, a Congo (DRC) timeline. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~hhanson/index.html
Hawthorne, Walter
Dr. Hawthorne is Assistant Professor, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Hawthorne's dissertation was on "The Interior Past of an Acephalous Society: Institutional Change among the Balanta of Guinea-Bissau, c. 1400-c. 1950." http://www.history.msu.edu/view_profile.php?id=116
Histoire de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
In French. Site created by historians from West African universities. Contents include un annuaire des historiens [with current research, publications, activities), news (conferences, publications, etc.), chronologies for West Africa and each of the countries covered: Burkina Faso, Togo, Niger, Mali, Sénégal. Has historical maps from the book, Afrique Noire. Histoire et civilisations, edited by Elikia M'BOKOLO (Paris, Hatier, 2004 - right click and open separately for a larger map) and a bibliography on West African history.

Has -
a databases of citations to history theses (Mémoires, maîtrises, DEA et thèses) from West African universities completed from 1970 à 2004.

two studies on historiography -
Historiographie nigérienne, bilan critique et perspectives
by Kimba IKRISSA (includes a list of theses on Niger and memoires de maitrise from the Universite de Niamey, graphs and statistics on theses production)
and Sur les enjeux contemporains de l'histoire de l'Afrique by Pierre KIPRE.

studies on historical methodology - Les sources européennes de l'histoire de l'Afrique noire du XVe au XIXe siècle. Quelle méthodologie ? by Simon-Pierre EKANZA and Les sources de l'archéologie au Burkina Faso by Jean-Baptiste KIETHEGA (includes a map of Burkina Faso archaeological sites)

"une sélection [of citations] d'archives sur le Burkina Faso recensées et conservées au Mali (at the Archives Nationales du Mali, Koulouba). Has links to related sites. The web site has support from the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie. [KF] http://www.histoire-afrique.org/

Historically Speaking: The Bulletin of the Historical Society (Boston)
Nov/Dec 2004, Vol. 6, No. 2 is a special on African and World History. http://www.bu.edu/historic/hs/novemberdecember04.html

AFRICA AND WORLD HISTORY: A FORUM
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Joseph C. Miller, "Beyond Blacks, Bondage, and Blame: Why a Multi-Centric World History Needs Africa"
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Ricardo Duchesne, "The Way of Africa, 'The Way I Am,' And the Hermeneutic Circle"
--Patrick Manning, "Africa in World History and Historiography"
--William H. McNeill, "Comment on Miller"
--David Northrup, "Finding Africa in World History"
--Jonathan T. Reynolds, "The Borders of Africa and World History"
--Michael Salman, "What Are World Histories?"
--Ajay Skaria, "Another World"
--John K. Thornton, "Africa in a Multi-Centric World History: Beyond Witches and Warlords"

--Joseph C. Miller, "Multi-Centrism in History: How and Why Perspectives Matter"
Hooker, Richard - Civilizations in Africa - Washington State University
Pre-colonial history. One page each on Mali, Songhay, Great Zimbabwe, Kush, Ghana, Islamic invasions, Swahili kingdoms, Hausa Kingdoms, Kanem-Bornu. "...designed as a learning module in the form of a "research textbook." Part of the Washington State University World Civilizations web site. Text by Richard Hooker. Some links are not accessible. http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/CIVAFRCA/CIVAFRCA.HTM
Hunwick, John O.
Professor, Dept. of History and Dept. of Religion, Northwestern University. Projects include:
Mamma Haidara Memorial Library, Timbuktu. "The Haidara family library, which was founded several centuries ago, was reorganized by the late Mamma Haidara. When he died, responsibility for the library passed to his son Abd al-Qadir, who is himself an expert in the Arabic manuscript tradition of Timbuktu and its region. The library contains some 4,000 items, including both large works of the Islamic scholarly and religious tradition, and smaller items such as fatwas, collections of poems, commercial documents, letters, etc." Other projects include: African Diaspora in the Land of Islam, Arabic Literature of Africa, the journal, Sudanic Africa, a description of Arabic manuscripts in the Northwestern Library, about the book Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire, a history of the Songhay empire from 1464 onwards, translated from Arabic and the introduction to Ta'rikh al-Sudan. http://www.johnhunwick.com/v2/index.php
International Directory of African Studies Scholars
Use the keyword History to retrieve a directory of historians. Maintained by Dr. Joseph Caruso, Columbia's Africana Librarian. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/directory.html
Joint Berkeley-Stanford Center for African Studies. Summer 2000 Ford Faculty Teaching Africa Workshop, Marconi Conference Center, August 6-8, 2000
A summer workshop near Tamales Bay for 15 Northern California college and university faculty. Has an extensive list of African studies syllabi. However see the expanded and updated Course Syllabi Database. http://www.ias.berkeley.edu/africa/FacultyInst/wkshp-index.html
Journal of African History - Celebrating Fifty Years
"In celebration of five decades of publication, the current editors have selected fifty articles which give a sense of how work published in JAH has shaped the development of the field. These are not necessarily the fifty best, or even the fifty most-cited, articles, but....they give an indication of how the writing of African history has changed over these years,...." http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displaySpecialArticle?jid=AFH&bespokeId=2500
Kea, Ray and Sharon Salinger - History 277: Colonial America and West Africa in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Profs. Kea and Salinger teach in the History Department, University of California, Riverside. Includes the syllabus, student papers, student discussion board. http://www.ucr.edu/history/history-bin/hs277/277home.html
Larson, Pier
Prof. Larson teaches in the History Dept., Johns Hopkins University. Has syllabi for African history courses. https://jshare.johnshopkins.edu/plarson1/web/
Laumann, Dennis
Laumann is Assistant Professor of African History, Department of History, University of Memphis. Has syllabi for his courses, Ghanaian History and Cultures: Study and Travel Abroad, History of South Africa, and African Civilizations. http://www.people.memphis.edu/~dlaumann/
Lawrance, Benjamin
Dr. Lawrance teaches at the University of California, Davis. "His research interests include West Africa, the African slave trade, comparative and contemporary slavery and human rights violations and other social interest issues, Pan-Africanism, health and HIV/AIDS, borderlands studies, oral history and methodologies of orality." http://169.237.136.2/faculty/Lawrance_Benjamin
Louis, William Roger - "Historians I Have Known"
Professor Louis talks about Margery Perham, Ronald Robinson and Jack Gallagher, Albert Hourani, and Max Beloff, and A. J. P. Taylor. Full text article from Perspectives (American Historical Assoication, Washington, D. C.), May 2001 issue. http://www.theaha.org/perspectives/issues/2001/0105/0105pre1.cfm
Lydon, Ghislaine E.
Associate Professor, History, UCLA. Links to full text articles and book chapters. Examples: Paper Economy of Faith without Faith in Paper: A Reflection on Islamic Institutional History." and "Contracting Caravans: Partnership and Profit in Nineteenth-Century Trans-Saharan Trade." http://www.history.ucla.edu/people/faculty?lid=653
McCann, James
Dr. McCann is Professor of History and Director of the African Studies Center, Boston University.  Information on publications, courses. Areas of interest are African history, environmental history, agricultural history. http://www.bu.edu/history/mccann.html
McIntosh, Rod and Susan - Mali Interactive
Accounts of archaeological excavations and information on the people and culture of Jenné. The project leaders include Profs. Rod and Susan McIntosh, archaeologists, from Rice University's Anthropology Dept. U.S. A goal is to save archaeological information from destruction by erosion. Jenné is the earliest known urban settlement south of the Sahara and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Photos, news, teaching resources, information on Mali and archaeology. http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~anth/arch/mali-interactive/index.html
O'Brien, Joseph V.
Prof. O'Brien teaches in the Department of History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City. Site has full text excerpts from historical documents. http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~jobrien/index.html
Parsons, Neil - History of Botswana
Authoritative historical essays, by Professor Parsons of the University of Botswana, History Department. Includes primary documents. http://www.thuto.org/ubh/bw/bhp1.htm
Phillips, John Edward
Dr. Phillips teaches at Hirosaki University, Japan. Has citations to publications and full text articles (African studies in Japan, articles in Hausa in Gaskiya ta fi kwabo [Nigerian Hausa newspaper]), photographs (Nigeria, Ghana), photographs of Africanists (mainly historians). http://human.cc.hirosaki-u.ac.jp/philips/
Pouwels, Randall L.
Professor of African and Islamic history at the University of Central Arkansas. Ph.D. from UCLA (1979) with a specialty in Eastern Africa history. Publishes on East African history, the history of Islam in Africa, including Horn and Crescent, Cultural Change and Traditional Islam on the East African Coast, 800-1900. Co-edited The History of Islam in Africa. Current research is on the history of East Africa and the Indian Ocean in the 'middle' period, 1498-1840. http://www.uca.edu/divisions/academic/history/faculty_info/pouwels.htm
Roberts, Richard
Dr. Roberts is Professor of History, Stanford University and Director of the Center for African Studies. http://history.stanford.edu/faculty/rroberts/
Rotondo-McCord, Jonathan - Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan
An introduction to the history of Sudanic Africa (the states of Songhay,
Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland.) Discusses trade and Islam. Photographs by Lucy Johnson illustrate - Images of Islam (Grand Mosque at Jenne), River Scenes, Daily Life, The Dogon, Traditions and Beliefs, The Desert. Has multiple-choice tests. Project arises from a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to Xavier University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching (New Orleans, LA). Site by Dr. Jonathan Rotondo-McCord, Associate Professor of History, Xavier University of Louisiana.   http://webusers.xula.edu/jrotondo/Kingdoms/
Salinger, Sharon and Ray Kea- History 277: Colonial America and West Africa in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Profs. Kea and Salinger teach in the History Department, University of California, Riverside. Includes the syllabus, student papers, student discussion board. http://www.ucr.edu/history/history-bin/hs277/277home.html
Universite Cheikh Anta Diop. Département d'Histoire
Publishes the journals, Revue Sénégalaise d'Histoire et Les Cahiers Histoire et Civilisations. Has Mémoires ou thèses online. The library catalog is online. Based at Dakar, Senegal. http://www.histoire-ucad.org/archives/

Full text of documents - AOF : réalités et héritages; Population et Santé en Sénégambie; Hommage à Claude Meillassoux

Colloque AOF : esquisse d’une intégration africaine, juin 1995." (186 p. in PDF).

Histoire de la de la Sénégambie
. 48 p. in PDF. By C. Becker et M. Diouf. Une bibliographie des travaux universitaires.

Regard critique sur les lectures africaines de l’esclavage et de la traite atlantique
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By Ibrahima Thioub. 22 p. in PDF.

Tableau des textes juridiques sur les armes à feu et leurs munitions : 1834 à 1958.
By Sokhna Sané. 15 p. in PDF.
University of California, Berkeley. Center for African Studies. Course Syllabi Database
Extensive database of African studies course syllabi. Find syllabi by subject, discipline, or course title. http://ias.berkeley.edu/iasasp/africa/syllabi-selector.asp
University of California, Los Angeles. History Department Faculty Home Pages
Has pages for the African history faculty: Edward A. Alpers, Christopher Ehret, Merrick Posnansky, William Worger. Alpers has a page for his "Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa" class.
University of Cape Coast. History Department
Based in Cape Coast, Ghana. http://www.uccghana.net/Departments/Department_Of_History.Htm
University of Cape Town. Department of Historical Studies
"The department was originally established in 1903 as the Department of History at UCT's predecessor, the South African College, which makes it the oldest university history department in sub-Saharan Africa." http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/history/
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. http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/issues/docdata.htm
University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies. Dept. of History
Lists courses, has a directory of staff and their research interests. http://www.soas.ac.uk/history/
University of Namibia. Department of History
http://www.unam.na/1350/history.htm
World History Connected
Published by the University of Illinois Press; its institutional home is Washington State University. Full text issues online. Volume 2, Number 1, November 2004 covers Africa -
"Citizenship Over Race?: African Americans in American-South African Diplomacy, 1890-1925" by Robert Trent Vinson
A Conversation with Christopher Ehret
"Putting Africa in World History and Vice Versa" by Erik Gilbert
"So Many Africas, So Little Time: Doing Justice to Africa in the World History Survey" by Jonathan Reynolds
"Connecting African History to the Major Themes of World History" by Candice Goucher
"Teaching about the African Past in the Context of World History" by R. Hunt Davis
"Reading Africa: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching World History" by Dixie Grupe http://worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu/
Yarak, Larry W.
Dr. Yarak is Associate Professor of History, Texas A & M University. Includes his papers on the 19th c. history of the Akan of Ghana: Inventing Tradition in Elmina: a Note on the Bakatue Festival and Early Photography in Elmina (which has a photo of Elmina's most influential merchant). Has reading lists (books and internet readings) for courses on Modern African History and the History of South Africa and information on the Ghana Studies Council.
Early Photography in Elmina: http://people.tamu.edu/%7Eyarak/photo-el.htm
Inventing Tradition in Elmina: http://people.tamu.edu/%7Eyarak/bakatue.htm
Main page: http://people.tamu.edu/~yarak/

 

Printed Sources

Encyclopedia of historians and historical writing / editor, Kelly Boyd.
Other title: Historians and historical writing
London ; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999. 2 v. (xlix, 1562 p.) ; 29 cm.



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