african studies


Academic Association Africa Debate, AAAD (Lisboa, Portugal)
In Portuguese and English. “Organização científica, sem fins lucrativos, que se dedica à investigação sobre África.” Sponsors colloquias, conferences. Co-publishes theses, has a list of institutions in Portugal conducting research on Africa. Publishes a journal, Africa Debate which has the table of contents online and a newsletter, Boletim NESA. http://africadebate.iscte.pt/
Academie Royale des Sciences d’Outre-mer (Bruxelles, Belgium)
In French, English, Dutch. “The Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences was founded in 1928 with the aim of promoting scientific knowledge in overseas regions” [esp. Congo-Kinshasa]. “The Academy is divided into three Sections: the Section of Moral and Political Sciences, the Section of Natural and Medical Sciences and the Section of Technical Sciences.” Publishes Biographie belge d’Outre-Mer (first pub. in 1941, was called la Biographie Coloniale Belge). Publishes three series of Mémoires. Based in Brussels, Belgium. http://users.skynet.be/kaowarsom/
Africa-American Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Its mission is “to expand education and professional training opportunities for Africans, foster greater understanding of Africa in America, and promote mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations. Founded in 1953, the Africa-America Institute is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, non-profit organization, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C.” Is well-known for its African visitors program and seminars. Has an events calendar. http://www.aaionline.org/
Africa-Europe Group For Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)
“an open network of European Union universities and research institutions concerned with studies of Africa in the Social Sciences and Humanities.” Members directory, member newsletters, conferences, visiting scholar programs. Hosts a 2007 July 11-14 conference2005 conference information is available. The Secretariat is at the Centre of African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, U.K.http://www.aegis-eu.org/
Africa Institute (Pretoria, South Africa)
Information on membership, publications, programs. Publications include:  Africa Insight (their journal), an African wall map, Africa A-Z, Continental and Country Profiles. Online access to full text documents is by membershp only. http://www.ai.org.za/