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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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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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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This site offers you a database containing the Frobenius Institute's digitised Rock Art Archive, Ethnographic Pictural Archive and the Photo Archive. The database has many different research possibilities, including, among others, a search for regions, ethnic groups, picture technique, picture author and much more. [editors ilissAfrica]
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]