Digitalised publications in the field of African Studies that are not avalailable on the bookmarket any more due to limited copies that were originally published. Among them »Barbot's West African Vocabularies« from about 1680 but also J. D. Fage's »A Guide to Original Sources for Precolonial Western Africa Published in European Languages« from 1994. Full-text searching for the electronic-facsimile texts is based on uncorrected OCR (Optical Character Recognition) results. A project of the University of Wisconsin Libraries. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
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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Homepage of the Foundation Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. Pierre Paul François Camille Savorgnan de Brazza (1852-1905) was a French explorer of Italian origin, comparable to Heinrich Barth or Mungo Park. The capital of the Republic of the Congo is named after him (Brazzaville). You will find his biography, information about a Brazza-Memorial in Brazzaville, and a picture gallery. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Site about Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. Pierre Paul François Camille Savorgnan de Brazza (1852-1905) was a French explorer of Italian origin. The capital of the Republic of the Congo is named after him (Brazzaville). The site provides extensive and detailed information about his life and expeditions, including many muldi media files, original documents, photographs, audio files, comments from his contemporaries etc. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
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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NGO that realises development projects in Equatorial Guinea. It bears the Name of Manuel Fermín Iradier y Bulfy (1854-1911), a Spanish explorer in Africa (Equatorial Guinea). Hence you will also find some information on Iradier on this site. [editors ilissAfrica]