History: new acquisitions April & May 2017

By Mary Fisk|June 8, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during April and May 2017. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in Comparative and thematic Artist and empire: (en)countering colonial legacies / editor, Low Sze Wee. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052741 A history of

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Access South Africa – trial available until 25 May 2017

By dsw|May 5, 2017|Africa, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

SOAS Library has arranged trial access to the news resource Access South Africa. The trial is available until 25 May 2017. Access South Africa provides full text news articles (current and archived) which can be used to pinpoint sources, compare perspectives and track subjects historically and geographically. It includes more than 120 titles from seven provinces, including titles such as Mail & Guardian, Beeld, The Citizen, City Press, The Witness, Son, Daily Sun, Hermanus

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Selected papers from the personal library of Colin Legum, 1919-2003 – trial available until 1st May 2017

By dsw|April 5, 2017|Africa, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The Library has arranged trial access to:   Selected papers from the personal library of Colin Legum, 1919-2003    Colin Legum was a South African-born journalist and anti-apartheid activist. This archive brings together a wealth of material relating to the modern development of South Africa, with particular reference to the anti-apartheid movement. On-campus access The trial is available until 1st May 2017.  Please send any feedback to Dawn Wright (dw3@soas.ac.uk) or

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Trial of African Blue Books of Statistics, 1821-1953 – available until 1 May 2017

By dsw|April 5, 2017|Africa, Economics, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The Library has arranged trial access to: African Blue Books of Statistics, 1821-1953 – trial available until 1 May 2017 ‘Blue Book’ is the name given to the annual statistical reports of the former British colonies in Africa. Colonial regulations issued in 1843 state: ‘The Annual Blue Book containing accounts of the Civil Establishment, of the Colonial Revenue and Expenditure and of various statistical particulars, etc. … must be filled

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SCOLMA Annual Conference 2017 – Call for Papers

By dsw|April 5, 2017|Africa, Archival collections|0 comments

  Annual Conference Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research? Monday 11 September 2017 The National Library of Scotland   CALL FOR PAPERS This conference will explore digitised archives relating to Africa and how they are being used. We would welcome papers relating to archives across a range of media including documents and manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, historical printed collections, audio-visual material, historical artefacts and born-digital material. Subjects might

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History: new acquisitions February & March 2017

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during February and March 2017. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in Comparative and thematic The great convergence: information technology and the new globalization / Richard Baldwin – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055303 Medicine and

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History: new acquisitions December 2016 and January 2017

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during December 2016 and January 2017. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in Comparative and thematic Books as History: the importance of books beyond their texts / David Pearson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045935

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Religions and Philosophy. New book acquisitions September 2016

By Mary Fisk|October 3, 2016|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of books acquired for the Study of Religions and Philosophy collections in SOAS Library during September 2016 Click on the hyperlink to view the record on the Library catalogue. E-books will only be accessible to SOAS staff and students RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic The mystic fable. Volume two, The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Michel de Certeau ; text established and presented by Luce Giard ;

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“Untold story –West Africa and the West African Frontier Force in World War I” – October 15th 11:00am – 1:00pm – National Archives, Richmond, UK

By dsw|September 28, 2016|Africa, Archival collections, History|0 comments

The First World War had a great impact on West Africa, as Britain ordered the invasion of German colonies in Cameroon and Togoland, using its own colonies as base. The West African Frontier Force, drawn from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia played a key role in the campaign. War had also had a great impact on the civilian population, as the British drew off workers and resources. How did

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