H-Net African Studies Network
An initiative of H-Net, the H-Africa Network began as a single discussion
list. In less than two years, H-Africa has blossomed into a complete
initiative to promote scholarly communications in and about Africa.
The H-Africa Network has established, as a first priority, the integration
of African scholars and especially those working on the continent into a
global electronic scholarly community for consideration of issues vital to
Africa, its people, and their cultures. Training programs, online
databases, and discussion forums are at the heart of this enterprise and
our goal is to provide these without cost to the participants.
To subscribe to a list, send the following one-line message, replacing the
X's with the name of the list that interests you, to
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H-Africa emphasizes both the study and teaching of culture and history of
the African continent, from a variety of disciplines and approaches.
Informed discussions of teaching and research at all levels of interest
and complexity take place on this list. Subscribers may submit questions,
comments, reports and replies. H-Africa publishes research reports and
inquiries, syllabi and course materials, bibliographies, listings of new
sources, library and archive information, and non-commercial announcements
of books, software, CD-ROMs, and other resources in the field.
Focusing on the expressive cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora,
H-AfrArts emphasizes both the study and teaching of African expressive
culture, past and present, and invites contributions from individuals
engaged in the humanistic study of the entire continent. Book, exhibition,
and film reviews dealing with African arts and culture are periodically
posted to the H-AfrArts discussion list and archived on this site.
An international electronic discussion group dedicated to the promotion of
all aspects of South African history. It is hoped that H-SAfrica will be a
useful voice in the cultivation of all aspects of South African historical
research. Documents of interest, such as book reviews, announcements,
weekly files of messages, and so on, are available on the H-SAfrica
This list encourages a wide consideration of both the possibilities and
problems involved in teaching about Africa in many educational settings.
H-AfrTeach has a staff of volunteer editors and an editorial board, each
representing a broad range of interests and backgrounds, including
teachers, professors, and students. H-AfrTeach generates many resources,
such as lesson plans, syllabi and unit bibliographies on topics (including
individual countries) for teaching of African Studies.
The main mission of H-Afro-Am is to provide an exchange of information for
professionals, faculty and advanced students, in the field variously
called African American Studies, Afrocentricity, Africology, Africana
Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, and Pan-African Studies.
The focus is on the African Diaspora across the globe though it tends to
emphasize the U.S. experience, and comparative reflection by U.S. and
other African Diaspora experiences.
Introducing Two New Lists!
This refereed discussion forum is designed to focus on both practical and
strategic-level issues involving the development and viability of African
political systems, the democratizing process, the roles of external,
humanitarian and political intervention, and those indigenous political
traditions which both enrich and complicate modern political life in
Africa. H-AfrPol's coverage is not limited by the Sahara, but will include
any useful submissions concerning the whole continent and the adjacent
H-West-Africa seeks to bring together students, scholars, professionals,
intellectuals, and others throughout the world who share an interest in
the past, present and future of West Africa. H-West-Africa editors
encourage debates on particular themes in West African studies,
discussions of current events and news items, and postings of funding
opportunities, jobs, conferences and other useful information.
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