Themes treated include: Arts, Culture and Science; People, Society and Dynasties; Religion and Law; Family and Daily Life; Conflicts and Wars; Politics and Government; Health and Education; Economy, Trade and Industry; and National Geography and History.
This handbook offers 26 thematic essays on African social, cultural, and political history written by leading scholars. Note in particular the essays "Youth," "African Diaspora," and "Communications and Media in African History."
You don't have to visit the Library of Congress to access some of their amazing archival materials! This page includes online Africana collections, research resources, and detailed information about countries in Africa (excluding Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia).
Current African Studies web resources maintained by scholars:
This exhaustive list of online resources is curated by the Williams College (Massachusetts) Africana Studies program. You'll find professional associations, multimedia, archives, current research, directories, online newspapers, and other African Studies programs.
This research portal, created by students and faculty at the University of Vermont, includes introductory essays, analytical trends, and key bibliographic sources on the following themes: Islam in West Africa, Witchcraft & "Wicked" Women, HIV/AIDS and Healthcare, Sexuality & Motherhood, and Gender & Power.