Selected Web Resources
Africa South of the Sahara. African Languages: Linguistics. Stanford University. This annotated guide, developed by Karen Fung for the Electronic Technology Group of the African Studies Association, provides an excellent gateway to Africana information for students, faculty, librarians, teachers, journalists, business people and others. The site is searchable by topic, country, or keyword/phrase.
Web Portals for Africanists (African Studies). Indiana University. "This is a list of well-produced sites on the web that act as gateways to Africa-related resources. These select links offer access to on-line journals and newspapers, Africana collections in the U.S. and abroad, international organizations, geographic and political information on African nations, and a wide variety of other sources."
African Studies Internet Resources. Columbia University Libraries. It is an on-line updated international directory, developed by Yuusuf Caruso, the African Studies Librarian at Columbia. It contains records of individuals who have identified themselves as being involved in any aspect of African Studies. The Directory is fully indexed, allowing readers to conduct a search by name or keyword (e.g. subject of interest, city or country, university or affiliation, etc.). In English and French. It also provides access to online journals and newspapers from or about Africa, and some Africana library collections in the U.S., Europe, and southern Africa. You can search the site by keywords or browse by subject or country.
Africa Web Links: an Annotated Resource List. This gateway to internet resources is edited by Ali B. ali-Dinar and supported by the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. It offers links to a variety of topical, organizational, and institutional websites. Most of the resources can be found under the headings "Country" and "Links".
AfricanLanguage.com. Website contains information about African Languages, and other African Language related resources (Translation sources, dictionaries, radio stations, links to related sites, maps). Currently mostly only the South African languages are covered. Provided by David Joffe.
Africa: Languages & Softwares. African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
An A-Z African Studies in the Internet. Directory of Africa and African Studies including web sites, discussion lists and any other e-resources of relevance. Maintained by Peter Limb African Studies bibliographer at Michigan State University. It is frequently updated and allows for a keyword search of the entire list using Google.
Electronic Bibliography for African Languages and Linguistics (EBALL). By Jouni F. Maho includes any and all studies on noun classes (nominal classification, grammatical gender) in the African Niger-Congo languages. EBALL currently contains some 59.000 fully indexed and partially annotated references.
AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies). It was set up in 1991 in order to build upon the resources and the research potential available within Africanist institutions of the European Union.
African Educational Research Network (AERN). Founded in 1992 by a group of US and African universities, is a non-profit making network dedicated solely to the dissemination of information on Africa. The main projects of AERN include African Symposium, on-line African Educational Research Journal, and a variety of other activities to promote and support African-based scholars.
African Studies Center. University of Pennsylvania. Information about the Center and online resources including the East African Living Encyclopedia, multimedia archives, maps and information on African countries, and links to additional Web sites. You may find a link to the library resources in this site and an explanation of the Library Consortium project.
African Studies. University of Florida. A guide to UF Libraries' research and teaching resources in African Studies.
African Language Materials Archive (ALMA). It is an initiative of The West African Research Association, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, supported in part by UNESCO and Columbia University. This initiative aims at increasing dissemination of, and access to materials published in indigenous African languages (Wolof, Mandinka, Pulaar, etc.) through digital formats. Each title has full bibliographic information.
AfLaT: African Language Technology. The AfLaT website aims to catalogue digital corpora, dictionaries and tools for many (formerly) resource-scarce African languages for the benefit of researchers interested in African language technology. See also online Publications.
Bisharat! In English and French. Links to software and online translation sources.
Internet Resources for K12 Teachers of Africa. Produced by the African Studies Department of Columbia University Libraries for the Institute of African Studies, this website features selected Internet resources for the 2007 ASA Teachers' Workshop held on October 19, 2007 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Language and Popular Cultures in Africa (LPCA). It is a web-based project set up by Johannes Fabian and Vincent de Rooij. The main aim of LPCA is to document and further the study of expressions of popular language and culture in Africa. This is accomplished in two ways. First of all, by making available, in LPCA Text Archives and Archives of Popular Swahili, texts that express and mediate forms of African popular culture, and secondly, by publishing the Journal of Language and Popular Culture in Africa which publishes studies of African popular texts.