Archeology - Africa and Near East
Internet resources related to archaeological sub-regions of Africa and the Near East

Ancient Nubia
Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa. An exhibition at The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

Historical Text Archive
An electronic storage and retrieval site, housed at Mississippi State University.

Sudanic Africa
An international academic journal devoted to the presentation and discussion of historical sources on the Sudanic belt, the area between the Sahara and the Bay of Niger, the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans.

The Fourth World Documentation Project
African documents at the Center For World Indigenous Studies' Fourth World Documentation Project. Their goal is to present the online community with the greatest possible access to documents and resources conserning "The Fourth World", meaning "nations forcefully incorporated into states which maintain a distinct political culture but are internationally unrecognized".

Discussion list on African labor history. Moderated by Carolyn Brown, Rutgers Univ. labor historian. To subscribe send a request to:

The Afrocentric Debate Resource Homepage
Debate on the Afrocentric argument concerning ancient Egypt, and the contribution of Africa to Western civilisation through ancient Egypt.

Amistad Links
Comprehensive listing of links to pages about the history of the AMISTAD, the AMISTAD incident, and its legacy.

ArchNet, African & Near Eastern Archaeology
Internet resources related to archaeological sub-regions of Africa and the Near East.

US Department of the Army / Library of Congress: African Country Studies
A continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. This online series presently contains studies of 85 countries. Among the African studies:
Algeria, Angola, Chad, Comoros , Côte d'Ivoire , Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) , Egypt, Ethiopia , Ghana , Libya , Madagascar , Mauritania , Mauritius , Nigeria , Seychelles , Somalia, Sudan, Uganda

The Atlantic Slave Trade: Demographic Simulation
Because of the nearly total absence of pre-20th-century censuses, most estimates of African population were little more than wild speculation. This web site permits a step forward, to organized speculation, through demographic simulation.

The Afrocentric Debate Resource Homepage
The purpose of this webpage is to provide resources to those interested in learning about the Afrocentric argument concerning ancient Egypt, and the contribution of Africa to Western civilization through ancient Egypt.

Cameroon Ethnography and History - "Mama for Story"
Perspectives on the State: From Political History to Ethnography in Cameroon. African Crossroads: Intersections between History and Ethnography in Cameroon

Centro Studi Archeologia Africana
Italian center for scientific researches in the archaeological field of the african continent.

Clio en Afrique
L'histoire africaine en langue française.

Cold War International History Project
Historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and new information and perspectives on Cold War history emerging from previously inaccessible sources. Searchable. Enter the CWIHP Virtual Library

Durham University - Sudan Archive
Papers of administrators, soldiers, missionaries and other individuals who served in the Sudan during the Condominium (1899-1956), including also substantial material on adjacent Middle Eastern and North African states.

Encyclopaedia Africana
Because some of the most crucial questions about persons of African descent have not been answered such as how many Africans came to the Americas via the slave trade the Du Bois Institute supports research projects in order to add to essential knowledge in the field.

Environmental History of Africa - Giles-Vernick
Course at Virginia University that will examine topics in the environmental history of Africa, from the origins of settled agriculture to the present.

FOB-LIST - 2nd Anglo-Boer War
An open, unmoderated discussion list, in English, featuring the 2nd Anglo Boer War (1899-1902), South Africa. Emphasis is on the Boers' position during the war. Includes discussion of the present day situation of the Boers. There is a separate topic for discussion in German. Archives are kept in monthly files. Email for the listowner is:
To subscribe, send the following command in the BODY of mail to:
subscribe FOB-LIST Yourname Yourlastname

Garvey - Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project
Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) form a critical link in black America's centuries-long struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. As the leader of the largest organized mass movement in black history and progenitor of the modern "black is beautiful" ideal, Garvey is now best remembered as a champion of the back-to-Africa movement.

Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton College, IL

Moderated discussion group/bulletin board for the study of African history and humanities. For scholars (including students), librarians, teachers. Sponsored by the Univ. of Illinois-Chicago and Michigan State. The moderators are Melvin Page and Harold Marcus. Periodically posts new African history job openings and Tables of Contents of academic journals provided by Peter Limb.

To subscribe to H-Africa, send email to:
Leave the subject area blank. In the message area put:
sub H-Africa yourfirstname yourlastname, your institution
A short questionnaire will be sent to you.

Discussion list on oral history sponsored by the Oral History Association and hosted by H-Net.
Oral History Assoc.:

An electronic discussion group on all aspects of South African history. Also includes job adverts, book reviews, conference announcements, information on new computer software, websites, films and videos. To join, write Keith Tankard, for a survey form to fill out. The moderators are Tankard at Rhodes University (East London campus, South Africa) and John Bottomley at the University of the North West (Mmabatho, South Africa). The list address is:


See also
Haines Brown's History Collection, "Africa Archives, World History Archives "

Timothy Burke

Nancy Clark

Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch

Ray Kea and Sharon Salinger - History 277: Colonial America and West Africa in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Pier Larson

Richard Roberts

Larry W. Yarak


History Departments

George Mason University

History in Africa

The History Net

Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, INA

Journal of African History

Mali Interactive

Maps (Historical) of Africa - Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection, Univ. of Texas at Austin

Mariners Museum, Virginia - Age of Exploration

Matowanyika, Joseph Z. Z. - History of Land Use in Zimbabwe from 1900

Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale/Royal Museum for Central Africa

National Register of Archives (Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (London))

The NRA provides information sheets on topics such as:

Sources for colonial history - a guide to colonial history archives in the Commonwealth and a list of the major reference sources for colonial history

Organization of African Unity, Council of Ministers Resolutions & Recommendations

Nubia Salvage Project

Pradines, Stephane - Ceramique en pays sereer et tumulus senegambiens

Shick, Tom W., Roll of the Emigrants to the Colony of Liberia Sent by the American Colonization Society from 1820-1843

Society of Africanist Archaeologists

South African Historical Documents - African National Congress site

South African Military History Society

South African War Virtual Library

Studies in the World History of Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation

Sudan, Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile

Sudanic Africa, Journal of Historical Sources

The Sukuma Museum (Mwanza, Tanzania)

Thulamela - Excavating in South Africa

L'Universite catholique de Louvain. Centre d'histoire de l'Afrique (Louvain-la-Neuve)

Maya-Wandala Project

The Ghana Ethnoarchaeological Project

The Asante Archaeology Project

University of California. Los Angeles. Department of History. Guide to the Graduate Program in African History.

University of Natal, Economic History and History Dept., Durban nd/

Virtual Institute of Mambila Studies

Documents from African and U.K. archives


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