The Heinrich-Barth-Institute arose from the Research Centre Africa of the Institute for Pre- and Proto-History at the University of Cologne. Its purpose is to support research and publication in the African archaeological field. You will also find some information on the life and research of Heinrich Barth on this site. [editors ilissAfrica]
TThe Heinrich-Barth-Gesellschaft is located in Cologne, like the Heinrich-Barth-Institute Among others, it supports the Barth-houses in Timbuktu and Agadez. You will also find some information on the life and research of Heinrich Barth on this site. [editors ilissAfrica]
Gallica is the virtual library of the National Library of France. Through its African collection you have access to the accounts, photographs etc of travellers to / exploreres of Africa. The virtual library holds 900 text documents (partly whole books in full text), 30 journals, 80 maps, 20 hours auf audio material and 6,500 photographs. In the year 2002, furthermaterial was meant to be added. You have four possibilities of access: free search of the catalogue, browsing via geography, topic and journals.
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AfricaBib is the culmination of twenty-five years of Africana research.The site consists of three bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database), African Women's literature (African Women's Database) and the Women Travelers Bibliographical Database (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-2004: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography). Everything is free of charge.
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Works by the German explorer of Africa, especially the Sahara, Gerhard Rohlfs (1831-1896) as full text documents (word or html). You can also find a biography and a bibliography of Rohlfs. Further texts about the colonisation of Africa by the Germans can be obtained as full text (under construction). [editors ilissAfrica]
The ZMO is devoted to an interdisciplinary and comparative study of the Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia from a historical perspective. The library catalogue of the ZMO can be browsed online. Furthermore, you can find some fulltext documents under "Publikationen > Internetpublikationen". [editors ilissAfrica]
The German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung:
The main issues affecting all three regions include political system change, conflict management, the creation of regional structures, and external relations. German and European policies vis-á-vis these regions constitute another area of interest. Islam and development policies have to be considered issues of particular concern to German and European policy-makers interested in African and Middle Eastern matters. One subject of major interest has been the Elite Change in the Arab World.
Especially the SWP Research Paper and Dossiers concerning current issues are worthwhile looking at
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