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View Resource Join or leave the MENA-H list

MENA-H, the Middle East-North Africa History list, is a sister list to the History of Islam list (Islam-L). However, the list is not focused solely on the history of the region in the context of Islam, but rather in the context of the great civilizations that have emerged within the region (principally Judaic, Christian, and Islamic civilizations, but also smaller and often less studied...

https://listserv.louisville.edu/wa?SUBED1=mena-h&A=1
View Resource The Story of Africa: African History from the Dawn of Time

Subtitled African History from the Dawn of Time, this extensive and well-designed Website boasts more than 120,000 words, over 120 images, and over 40 audio files about Africa. Its fourteen sections cover the topics of Africa's early history, the Nile Valley, West African kingdoms, the Swahili, traditional religions, Islam, Christianity, slavery, Central African kingdoms, Africa and Europe (1800 -...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafr...
View Resource Africa

Africa is the companion Website to a PBS series being broadcast September 9 - October 28, 2001. The Photoscope section has five photo essays, on AIDS, Conflict, Urban Africa, Environment, and Women. Urban Africa presents views of contrasts, like a man cutting lettuce in a field under a billboard advertising Internet access, an aerial view of shacks in Cape Town's Philippi Township, and a...

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/
View Resource Urhobo Historical Society

The Urhobo Historical Society site offers basic information about the Urhobo Peoples of Southern Nigeria. This site was designed and constructed by Peter P. Ekeh, Ph.D. of the State University of New York at Buffalo, and it includes general information regarding Urhobo history, economy, political systems, and religion. In addition, the site offers a glimpse of various Urhobo art forms --...

http://www.waado.org/Contents.html
View Resource The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

Located at Yale University, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is "dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of information concerning all aspects of the Atlantic slave system and its destruction." Created by a major gift from Richard Gilder, the Center's Web site provides detailed information about the fellowships, conferences, publications, and...

http://glc.yale.edu
View Resource The Art of African Exploration

Especially for the armchair explorer, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries has selected materials for this web exhibition from its Russell E. Train Africana Collection. Documenting European explorations of Africa from the late 18th through the 19th century, some of the artifacts pre-date photography. At that time, it was important for expeditions to include an artist, who could record what was...

http://www.sil.si.edu/Exhibitions/ArtofAfricanExploration/
View Resource Imagine Africa

What is Africa? It's a broad and important question, and it is something that the folks at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology find fascinating. This website is part of a 12-month project designed to look into the thoughts of visitors to the museum. The museum is also concerned with the thoughts of others who can't make the trip to Philadelphia, and users of...

https://www.penn.museum/sites/imagineafrica/
View Resource Africa through a lens: The National Archives Screenshot

The UK National Archives presents this collection of images taken over 100 years of African history, dating from the 1870s to the 1960s. The photographs document life during the Colonial period in Africa, showing visiting British royals, anthropological observations, hospitals, mission schools, and local markets. An 8-minute introductory presentation by the National Archives Diverse Histories...

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/africa/