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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SCOLMA – Annual Conference 6th September 2016, Cambridge

By dsw|August 4, 2016|Africa, Archival collections, Medical Anthropology|0 comments

      Annual Conference African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare Tuesday 6 September 2016 Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge Programme 9: 00    Registration 9:15    Welcome 9:20    Keynote Address Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of East Africa Dialectical construction and deconstruction of contemporary African Medicine.  10:15   Panel 1 Dr Anne Samson, Great War in Africa Association Medical Practices in World War I Africa  Dr Tony

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Selected new acquisitions for History: June 2016

By Mary Fisk|July 4, 2016|Africa, Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

The following is a selective list of new titles received for the History collections in SOAS Library during June 2016 Click on the hyperlink to go through to the SOAS Library catalogue Comparative and thematic The triumph of numbers: how counting shaped modern life / I. Bernard Cohen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10011055 Sex and control: venereal disease, colonial physicians, and indigenous agency in German colonialism, 1884-1914 / Daniel J. Walther – .

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Addressing community trauma through the Ken Saro-Wiwa Digital Archive – 13th June 2016 – Senate House Library

By dsw|June 9, 2016|Africa, Archival collections|0 comments

   LUNCHTIME SEMINAR SERIES 2016     Vanessa Platt                                                      University College London                                          Addressing community trauma through the Ken Saro-Wiwa Digital Archive  13:00 – 14:00 Monday

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Africa Collection Book Moves – Monday 13th-24th June 2016

By dsw|June 2, 2016|Africa|0 comments

  Africa Collection Book Moves – Monday 13th-24th June 2016 Please note there will be some book moves taking place within the Africa Section of the Library for a couple of weeks from Monday 13th June. This is to re-space the collection and provide more room for future growth. The collection will remain accessible during this period though there may be times when a particular section is in the process of

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