The 'Casa das Áfricas' ( House of Africas ) is a research center, the purpose of which is to promote better understanding of African societies within Brazil. The website offers a great amount of resources: fulltext documents, interviews with researchers (videos), historical postcards from Mali (most of them taken by famous photographer Edmond Fortier (1862-1928)), more pictures, newsletters, links, information on research projects and more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The interdisciplinary research group CEPED does research on the relationship between population and development in southern countries. The research focuses on three areas: gender and health; international migration and social dynamics; family and education. You will find many specific Africa related programmes, fulltext publications and more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology in Hamburg, Germany, has a broad regional focus, including Thailand, Southern Africa, Latin America and Europe. The subjects of research are: migration, relations between man and environment, social networks and social security.
"Originally founded by Prof. Dieter Riemenschneider in the 1970s and now directed by Prof. Frank Schulze-Engler, the department is dedicated to teaching and research in the area of anglophone literatures in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific as well as Black and Asian Literature in Britain." The website offers information on conferences, research projects, a reading list and more. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and other - e.g. African - countries through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs. The initiative aims to build a new generation of global leaders with strong links to Australia [according to the site editor's link, editorial staff ilissAfrica].
This site is an animated adaptation of Stephen Oppenheimer's book "Out of Eden" (2003), in which the author presents his thesis, gained from genetic tests, that mankind originated in Africa. The site presents a world map which tries to retrace the assumed migration of mankind. For every step there are further explanations and texts. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Africa (CIRA) is an amalgamation of scientists and scholars from various faculties of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main. Its function is to tie Africa-oriented activities at the Goethe University into a network of competence. Three large working fields in the area of research are worth mentioning:
* Diversity and diversification of culture and society
* Migration and Media
* Biodiversity, utilisation of resources and the perception of environment
* Changes in ecosystems and culture
Furthermore you can find information about: the history of research on Africa in Frankfurt, the functions and duties of the centre, Africa-related events and lectures as well as the research projects of the university. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Centre is part of the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Through interviews, it collects the testimony of people as a part of (oral) history (individual and collective memory). You can register for free to access their archive which contains the transcriptions of the interviews partly in English, partly in Xhosa, classed by topic. ... [editors ilissAfrica]