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]
Julia Winckler, member of the Heinrich-Barth-Society, published a multimedia presentation about Heinrich Barth in cooperation with the University in Brighton: The project "Retracing Heinrich Barth" follows Barth on his journey through West Africa (Niger) and shows films, videos and pictures about the sites he visited and people remembering him. The multimedia show also presents anthropological and historical results in research as well as personal records of Barth's journeys.
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The Center for Research Libraries and the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) present a collection of 19th century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu.
The collection of 206 manuscripts from the Bibliothèque Commémorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali, were loaned to John Hunwick, Professor of History and Religion, Northwestern University, with the hope that the manuscripts would receive conservation treatment and be digitized in order to make them accessible via the Web.The materials, in Arabic, provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim societies.The documents were digitized with generous support from the Northwestern University Program of African Studies. ... [Redaktion ilissAfrica]