Peter Limb

Curriculum vitae


 

 

 

 

 

 

1. PERSONAL DETAILS

Contacts:

mail to: limb@msu.edu

Telephone: (517) 884-0838 Fax: (517) 432-3532



[Library]

366 W. Circle Drive, Room E224B

Michigan State University
East Lansing , MI 48824, USA

[History]

Department of History
Old Horticulture
506 E. Circle Drive, Room 256
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, 48824 USA

limb@msu.edu

 

2. PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS


Current appointments:

Africana Bibliographer/Librarian III
Michigan State University

Associate Professor, Adjunct
History Department
Michigan State University

Previous appointments:

University of Western Australia 1979-2001, Librarian

Perth Central Metropolitan College, Visiting Lecturer, 1993

3. EDUCATION

1977. B.A. University of Adelaide

1978. B.A. (Hons) in History, University of Adelaide.

1981. Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science, W.A.I.T. (Curtin University)

1998. Ph.D. University of Western Australia (History-African Studies). Advisor: Prof. N.E. Etherington


SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS:

1971 Undergraduate scholarship to Australian National University (declined)

1889 University of Western Australia postgraduate travel grant

1991 University of Western Australia postgraduate travel grant

1992-94 University of Western Australia postgraduate scholarships

2012 MSU Distinguished Faculty Award

 

4. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE and SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Teaching, Lectureships, Instruction, Invitations/Visiting Fellowships 


Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Michigan State University, 2001-6

Associate Professor (Adjunct), Michigan State University, 2006-



Recent Teaching course examples:

Graduate:

HST830 'African Historiography' (2008);
HST990 Diamond Mining: South African Labor & Comparative History
HST990 'Eastern Cape Political History'
HST990 Namibian History, missions, nationalism and narratives

Undergraduate:

HST364 South Africa and its Neighbors (2009)
HST 201 (2003), 364 (2001, 2009), 484 (2006). South/Southern African history

 

Special courses taught: Conflict in Africa (2005-7); Africa in film.

Instruction to ISSR seminar graduate students, October 2001, September 2002 

Instruction to Visiting South African Literature and Linguistics Faculty, May 2001 

Compton Graduate Fellowship Colloquium, 2004

Visiting Fellow, Mayibuye Centre, University of the Western Cape, 1995

Visiting Lecturer, Perth Central Metropolitan College, TAFE, 1993, Library Studies.


Major Committees and Projects



African Activist Achives, co-coordinator, 2004-

'African e-Journals Project' (ASC MSU/MSU Libraries/MSU Press/international partners), Coordinator, 2001-8

African Newspapers Project, 2013- convenor

African Studies Center Faculty Advisory Board, elected member, 2008-2010, 2014-

African Studies Center Faculty Advisory Board, Convenor Intellectual Outcomes Committee, 2009-10

African Studies Association, Publications and Communications Committee, 2011-

Africana Librarians Council Bibliography Committee 2003-2005

Association of Concenred African Scholars, co-chair, 2013-

Cooperative Africana Microfilm Project (CAMP), elected Executive Member , 2002-3

Cooperative Africana Microfilm Project (CAMP), Convenor, Newspaper Committee, 2009-

Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP),Chair-Elect, 2010-11.

Compton Africa Peace Fellowships Program, Committee (MSU), 2002-2008

Conover-Porter Award Committee 2008-11

Peace and Social Justice Studies, Advisory Committee (MSU)

Steering Committee (MSU Library)

Strategic Planning Research Committee (UWA)

OPAC Operations Team (UWA)


Membership of Governing Boards/ Coordinating Councils


ACAS

co-chair, 2013-


Africana Librarians Council

Chairperson, November 2006-October 2007

Chairperson-elect (2005-6)

Chairperson of the Bibliography Committee (includes Conover-Porter Award) 2003-2005

Cooperative Africana Microfilm Project (CAMP), elected Executive Member, 2002-3

Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP),elected Chair-Elect, 2010-11

 

H-Net ( Humanities and Social Sciences. The Executive Council is elected by editors and H-Net staff.)

Executive Council, elected Member, 2000-2002.

Publications Committee, H-Net, Member, 2000-2009.

PLAN-AFRICA Coordinating Editor, nine international scholarly online networks, 2000-2004 


Membership of  Professional Associations (past & present)

 

African Studies Association (U.S.)

Association of Concerned African Scholars

African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific

Africana Librarians Council

American Historical Association

Australian Society for Labour History

Canadian Association of African Studies

Library Association of Australia/ALIA

South African Historical Association

South African Historical Society

Standing Committee on Library Materials for Africa (UK)

World History Association

 

 

Membership of Editorial Advisory Boards, and Other Advisory Boards


Print
 

Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa (JGIDA) University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2012-

Encyclopedia of Colonialism (ABC-Clio, 2000-2003)

Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities (Routledge 2000-2004)

Innovation (Pietermaritzburg) "Appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa."  -

Historia (South African Historical Association, 2004-)

Encyclopedia of South Africa (Lynne Reinner, 2005-11)


Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, 2007-

Electronic 

 

Apartheid South Africa 2014-

Confidential Print: Africa

H-SAfrica, 1996- 2009

H-Africa, 1995- 2005

Mots pluriels (international, interdisciplinary e-journal on contemporary issues, focusing on Africa) http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/MotsPluriels/MP.html

Safundi : The Journal of South African & American Comparative Studies Associate Editor 2001-

Ghana Committee on Technical Connectivity Task Force on Management & Policy (honorary member)

 


Consultancies and Professional Services

 

National book award, jury committee, 2014

Consultancy on university capacitization, University of Malawi, June 2012

Overseas consultancy for major African scholarly digitization project (2003)

Referee of articles for scholarly journals: including Journal of Economic History, Journal of Religious History, African Studies Review, Canadian Journal of African Studies, South African Historical Journal, Historia, Kleio, African Historical Review, African Studies, Politikon, Journal of Natal and Zulu History, Intellectual History Review, Economic History of Developing Regions, English in Africa, J ournal of Australian Colonial History, Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography, Mots pluriels, etc.

Referee of book manuscripts for university and other scholarly presses (examples: Cambridge University Press, University Press of Kentucky, Michgian State University Press, South African university presses; Rosa Luxemburg Foundation ...).

Supervisor of doctoral students (two currently: South Africa (1), Namibia (1))

Examiner (internal and external) of theses (Ph.D and Masters): history (5), politics (1), sociology (1), archives and history(1), media studies (1)

Peer review referee (tenure, promotion, national ranking: National Research Foundation of South Africa (4); Ohio State University; CUNY New York; Lincoln University, UK; Noma Award, National book award

Grant project reviewer for: American Council of Learned Societies (thrice); Fulbright Awards (thrice); MSU internal grants; National Research Foundation, South Africa (thrice); National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) panel (deferred); NEH (individual grants); European Commission Marie Curie Award (thrice)

In-depth consultancies on African studies to colleagues and students in many countries

Historical input for documentary film on history of the international anti-apartheid movement , Have Your Heard from Johannesburg

 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION COMMITTEES/MENTORING TO COMPLETION

 

 


Editorships

Editing of Journals and Series (print and online)


·      Africa Past and Present "a podcast about history, culture, and politics in Africa and the diaspora ...." (with Dr. Peter Alegi) 2008- 64 episodes to date


Australian Library Review
special issue on "Africa and Area Studies" 1994

  "AFRICA FORUM", 1998-2005    Editor. Series featuring essays by and interviews with notable Africanists, including Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch, Jan Vansina, Paul Landau, Alan Cobley, Jon Abbink, and John Edward Philips. Several reprinted with permission in scholarly jourmnals. See: http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~africa/africaforum/index.html

·         Mots pluriels no. 13 2000: "New African perspectives and challenges of the future" (co-editor)

·         Innovation (South Africa):


i) June 2002 special issue on libraries and archives of Southern Africa


ii) December 2011) special issue on libraries in Southern Africa

·         Safundi : The Journal of South African & American Comparative Studies Associate Editor 2001-

Editing of Books (* = refereed)

* The People’s Paper: A Centenary History & Anthology of Abantu-Batho (Johannesburg: Wits University Press, October 2012).

* The Autobiography and Selected Works of A. B. Xuma (Cape Town: VRS for Historical Publications, 2012):

Listen to Peter Limb's  interview on Xuma "Africa Past and Present": at http://afripod.aodl.org/ Another interview with Peter Limb on SAfm radio on Xuma at http://www.youtube.com/user/SABCSAFM?feature=mhee


* Grappling with the Beast: Indigenous South(ern) African Responses to Colonialism (Leiden: Brill, Feb. 2010), edited with Norman Etherington and Peter Midgley; European Expansion and Indigenous Response, 6.

* Orb and Sceptre: Studies in British Imperialism and its Legacies (editor) (Melbourne: Monash University Press; Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2008). Reviews (H-SAfrica, December 2008; Eras November 2008)

(compiler) International Conference on New African Perspectives : Africa, Australasia and the Wider World at the End of the Twentieth  Century, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 26-28 November 1999 : Conference papers ([Nedlands, W.A.]: The Association, 2000) 4 volumes.

(compiler) International Conference on New African Perspectives : Africa, Australasia and the Wider World at the End of the Twentieth  Century, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 
26-28 November 1999 : Conference abstracts ([Nedlands, W.A.] : The Association, 1999) .


Editing of Online Scholarly Networks

H-Africa (moderated scholarly network on African History and Culture), Online editor, Information editor, 1996-2005

H-SAfrica (moderated scholarly network on Southern African History and Culture), 1996- 2009
Online Editor, Coordinating Reviews editor, board.

Editing of Major Online Scholarly and Reference Guides

'An A-Z of African Studies on the Internet ' a regularly updated and widely-cited and used Internet guide to African studies (1996-) http://www.lib.msu.edu/limb/a-z/az.html

 

Professional and Scholarly Overseas Travel and Involvement, 1989-


Great Britain (York, London), Zambia (Lusaka), Zimbabwe (Harare), 1989 (research)

Melbourne, 1990 (conference)

Melbourne, 1991 (conference)

Cape Town, 1995 (Mayibutye Centre fellowship, research, and projects)

San Francisco, 1996 (research and networks)

Cape Town, Fort Hare, Grahamstown, 1999, (conference, seminars, research)

Oxford, 2000 (conference, business)

Quebec, 2001 (conference)

South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Mafikeng), 2001 (conference, seminars, research, business)

Harare, Zimbabwe International Book Fair, 2001 (business, projects and book buying)

Botswana, South Africa, July 2001 (book buying, seminar, research)

Cape Town, South Africa, January 2002 (acquisitions, international conference, research)

Toronto, May 2002 (conference)

Oxford and London, June 2002 (conference, business, research)

South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Fort Hare, Durban) March 2003 (consultancy, business)

Belgium (Tervuren), September 2004 (business)

South Africa (Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Hilton) October 2004 (conference, business, research)

South Africa, France, Australia, New Zealand (research, business, May and Sept-November 2005)

Belgium, Portugal, (research, business) October 2006

Nigeria (Enugu, Nsukka, July 2007, business)

Leiden, Bruxelles July 2007 (conferences, business

Switzerland (2008, conference, business)

Bruxelles (2008 conference)

Malawi (2009, business),

Edinburgh, Stirling, York, Cambridge, London (SOAS) (2009, research, conference)

London (2010, British Library, conferences (two); Oxford, SOAS (research)

Sweden (2011, two African Studies conferences, papers)

Oxford (2012 Scolma conference)

Malawi (2012, university partnership, capacitization)

South Africa (2012, book launches, Wits WISER seminar paper, Cape Town Book Fair)

Canberra, Sydney (Australia) (book research)

Botswana (2013, two papers to biennial conference SAHS, and conference plenary overview; book launch talk for UCT Press)

South Africa (2013, University of the Free State History Dept. seminar paper; Johannesburg/Ladybrand: book trade business; Bloemfontein/Johannesburg: new archival research)

Switzerland (2013, international conference paper; book trade business)

England (2014, conference, book-buying)



Select Publications

 

Books & Proceedings ( * = refereed (double or triple blind))

The Spear and the Wheel forthcoming, 2017

[A New History of the Liberation Movement], forthcoming 2016


*
The People’s Paper: A Centenary History & Anthology of Abantu-Batho (Johannesburg: Wits University Press, October 2012) 592 pp.


* The Autobiography and Selected Works of A. B. Xuma (Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society, Cape Town, 2012 [Second Series; 43) 402 pp.

Peter Limb's  interview on Xuma "Africa Past and Present": at http://afripod.aodl.org
Another interview with Peter Limb on SAfm omn Xuma at http://www.youtube.com/user/SABCSAFM?feature=mhee

reviews: 

International Journal of African Historical Studies.  2013. Vol. 46. No. 1. 169-171.
Historia 2013 Vol 58, Issue 1, May, 264-267.
New Contree, No. 67, Special Edition (November 2013)


A Shared History: The ALP. the ANC & the Australian Anti-Apartheid Movement (Canberra: Labor International, 2012)


review: African Historical Review Volume 46, Issue 1, 2014

* The ANC's Early Years: Nation, Class, and Place in South Africa before 1940 (Pretoria: University of South Africa Press, 2010) flyer


'Choice Outstanding Academic Title'.

Review on H-SAfrica (
H-Net) August 2013 by Professor Roger Southall
Review by Professor Chris saunders, Historia vol.57 no.2 2012


* Grappling with the Beast: Indigenous South(ern) African Responses to Colonialism, 1840-1930 (Leiden: Brill, 2010) edited with Norman Etherington and Peter Midgley ( European Expansion and Indigenous Response, 6).

* Orb and Sceptre: Studies in British Imperialism and its Legacies (editor) (Melbourne: Monash University Press; Sydney: Sydney University Press, July 2008). Reviews (H-SAfrica, Dec. 2008; Eras Nov. 2008)

Nelson Mandela: A Biography (Greenwood Press: February 2008) : review: H-SAfrica November 2008)

Digital Dilemmas and Solutions (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2004)

Apartheid : [a backbone narrative] (digital, 2004: broader project online 2008- as "South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid, Building Democracy)

(compiler) International Conference on New African Perspectives : Africa, Australasia and the Wider World at the End of the Twentieth  Century, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 26-28 November 1999 : Conference papers (Nedlands: AFSAAP, 2000) 4 v.

(compiler) International Conference on New African Perspectives : Africa, Australasia and the Wider World at the End of the Twentieth  Century, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 26-28 November 1999 : Conference abstracts ([Nedlands.] : AFSAAP, 1999) .

(with Dr Jean-Marie VoletBibliography of African Literatures (Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1996; Scarecrow area bibliographies 10) 433 pp.

Dr. Yusuf Mahomed Dadoo, Personal Papers (Bellville, South Africa: Mayibuye Centre, 1995)

The ANC and Black Workers, 1912-1992: an Annotated Bibliography (London; New Jersey: Hans Zell Publishers, 1993). 380 pp. Widely regarded as the definitive bibliography.


Articles and Chapters in Books
(* = refereed)


"The ANC and Black Workers" in Norman Etherington (ed.), Peace, Politics and Violence in the New South Africa (Oxford: Hans Zell, 1992), pp. 284-305.

[interview with] Terence Ranger, "The State of African Studies in Britain and Zimbabwe" African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific Review & Newsletter 1993

"Trends in African Studies in Australian Libraries" in Australian Library Review special issue on Africa and Area Studies v. 11 no. 4 Nov. 1994, pp. 465-76

"Area Studies, Access to Resources and Australian Libraries" in  Australian Library Review special issue on Africa and Area Studies v. 11 no. 4 Nov. 1994, pp. 434-36.

"Black Access to Electronic Research Services in South Africa: Problems and Prospects of Real Change," AFSAAP Review, vol. 18 no. 1 1996, pp.13-17.

"Black Access to Electronic Research Services in South Africa: Problems and Prospects of Real Change," Development Bulletin   (Canberra) v. 39 Oct. 1996

"The Archive of the Anti-Apartheid Struggle of South Africa" AFSAAP Review, vol.18 no.1 1996, pp. 49-50

"'Of Deeds Most Foul and Vile': a Short Comparative History of Robben & Rottnest Penal Islands" in African Studies Association  of Australasia & the Pacific  Review v.20 no.1 June 1998, pp.15-19

* "An Australian Historian at the Dawn of Apartheid: Fred Alexander in South Africa, 1949-50" in Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History November 1999

with Jean-Marie Volet, " New African Perspectives: Editorial" Mots pluriels 13,  April 2000

* "'Representing the Laboring Classes': African Workers in the African Nationalist Press, 1900-60" in Les Switzer and Mohamed Adhikari(eds.), South Africa's Resistance Press: Alternative Voices in the Last Generation Under Apartheid (Athens: Ohio University Center for International Studies, 2000), pp. 79-127

* "New Scenarios on Africa, African Studies, and the InternetMots pluriels 18, August, 2001 

"Sol Plaatje's Attitudes to Labour, Empire, and Gender," Sociology, Rand Afrikaans University, 2001 (seminar paper published online)

* "Rethinking Sol Plaatje's Attitudes to Empire, Labour and Gender" Critical Arts vol. 16 no. 1 2002

* "Early ANC Leaders and the British World: Ambiguities and Identities" Historia 47 no.1 2002, pp. 56-82

"2001 Mafikeng SAHS Conference" AHA Bulletin (Australian Historical Association) no. 94, 2002

* "Introduction," to Innovation (Pietermartizburg) 24 2002: pp. 1-3

* "Ethical Dilemmas in Southern African Archives and Libraries" Innovation 24 2002, pp. 51-58

"Ethical Dilemmas Facing Africanist Librarians, Archivists and Scholars Today" African Research and Documentation (London) 89 2002, pp. 3-18.

"Accessing African archives, libraries and journals: Partnerships, ethics and equity in the 21st century" African Research and Documentation (London) 90 2002, pp. 29-41.

"HIV/AIDS in South Africa: A Select Bibliography," Society in Transition, 33 (3) 2002, pp. 455-469 [published in late 2003].

* "Sol Plaatje Reconsidered" African Studies 62(1) 2003, pp. 33-52.

"Labor" in Melvin E. Page (ed.), Colonialism: an International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-Clio, 2003), vol. 1, pp. 325-328.

"Sol T. Plaatje (1876-1932)" in Melvin E. Page (ed.), Colonialism: an International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-Clio, 2003), vol. 2, pp. 473-474.

* "'No People Can Be Expected to Be Loyal under Such Difficulties': Ambiguities and Identities among Early ANC Leaders" Social Dynamics 29(1) 2003, pp. 1-26.

"CAMP and African Newspaper Microfilm Preservation and Digitisation" in Opportunities for Newspaper Preservation and Access in South Africa: Papers Presented at the South African Newspaper Seminar 17-19 March 2003, Cape Town, National Library of South Africa, 2003. Published in Hartmut Walravens (editor), International newspaper librarianship for the 21st century (International Federation of Library Associations, 2006; IFLA Publications; 118)

"Recent Developments in African Scholarly e-Resources" in Focus on the Center for Research Libraries. Vol. 23 no. 4 Summer 2004, pp. 8-9

"South Africa: Mining: capitalization and unionization, 1940s-80s," in Kevin Shillington (ed.) Encyclopedia of African History (London; New York: Routledge, 2005) vol. 2, pp. 1445-1447. 

"Trades Unionism and Nationalism," in Kevin Shillington (ed.) Encyclopedia of African History (London; New York: Fitzroy Dearborn/Routledge, 2005), vol. 3 pp. 1578-1580. 

"Trade Unions: Postcolonial",  in Kevin Shillington (ed.) Encyclopedia of African History (London; New York: Routledge, 2005), vol. 3 pp. 1577-1578. 

"Z. K. Matthews (1901-68)" in Kevin Shillington (ed.) Encyclopedia of African History (London; New York: Routledge, 2005), vol. 2 pp. 955-956. 

"Ezekiel Mphahlele," in Kevin Shillington (ed.) Encyclopedia of African History (London; New York: Fitzroy Dearborn/Routledge, 2005), vol. 2 pp. 1045-1046. 

* "Partnership as a New Paradigm of Reference Librarianship in African Studies" in The Reference Librarian 87/88 2004 pp. 151-162: also published as D. LeFond and G. Walsh (eds) Research, Reference Servide, and Resources for the Study of Africa (Haworth, 2004), 151-162.

"Ken Saro-Wiwa," in Encyclopedia of the World's MInorities (London: New York: Routledge, 2005). 

"Albert Luthuli" in Encyclopedia of the World's MInorities (London: New York: Routledge, 2005).

"John Garang" in Encyclopedia of the World's MInorities (London: New York: Routledge, 2005).

* "Africana Periodicals: Problems and Progress of Collection and Publication in a Globalizing Information Economy" in V. Ewalds and D. Henige (eds.) Africanist Librarianship in an Era of Change (Lanhma, MD: Scarecrow Press, May 2005), pp. 125-140.

* "The Digitization of Africa," Africa Today (Bloomington, Indiana University Press), Volume 52, Number 2, Winter [January] 2006, pp. 3-19.

* "I-Kongilesi Lilizwi ezindi ezindlwini (Congress' Name is Household)": Politics and Class in the Cape Province during the 1920s," in Historia: Joernaal van die Historiese Genootskap van Suid-Afrika = Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa Volume 51, no. 1 Mei / May 2006 pp. 49-86

* "A.B. Xuma," in Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, revised edition, online 2006, and later print)

"African Studies Bibliography: A State-of-the-Art Review" [keynote article] Africa Bibliography 2005 (Edinburgh University Press, 2006 [Janaury 2007]), pp. vii-xv

* "The politics of digital “reform and revolution”: towards mainstreaming and African control of African digitisation" Innovation 34 2007: special issue on 'The politics of digital initiatives concerning Africa', edited by Alfred Kagan.

* "The anti-apartheid movements in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand" in The Road to Democracy in South Africa: volume 3 The International Anti-Apartheid Movement or (Pretoria: Unisa Press for South Africa Democracy and Education Trust, 2008) v. 3, pp. 907-982

* "Early African Political Leaders in South Africa and the Ambiguous Legacies of British Imperialism" in Peter Limb (editor), Orb and Sceptre: Studies in British Imperialism and its Legacies in Honour of Norman Etherington. (Melbourne: Monash University ePress, 2008).

* "Introduction" in Peter Limb (editor), Orb and Sceptre: Studies in British Imperialism and its Legacies in Honour of Norman Etherington. (Melbourne: Monash University ePress, 2008).

* "Intermediaries of Class, Nation, and Gender in the African Response to Colonialism in South Africa, 1890s-1920s" in Grappling with the Beast: Indigenous South(ern) African Responses to Colonialism (Leiden: Brill, Feb. 2010), edited with Norman Etherington and Peter Midgley
; ( European Expansion and Indigenous Response, 6). 7

"Luthuli, Albert John" in Encyclopedia of African Thought (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2009)

"Sachs, Albie" in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford University Press, 2010)

"First, Ruth" in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford University Press, 2010)

"Mandela, Nelson" in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford University Press, 2010)

"Plaatje, Sol" in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford University Press, 2010)

"Slovo, Joe" in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford University Press, 2010)

"Huddleston, Trevor", in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford University Press, 2010)

"Apartheid" in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (Oxford University Press, 2010)

"Interview with Bob Edgar by Peter Limb and Peter Alegi" Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies Vol. 10, No. 3, July 2009, 337–343

"The African National Congress" in Krista Johnson and Sean Jacobs eds. Encyclopedia of South Africa (Boulder, 2011)

"The International Anti-Apartheid Movement" in Krista Johnson and Sean Jacobs eds. Encyclopedia of South Africa (Boulder, 2011)

Contributions/annotations to The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association papers / Robert A. Hill, editor. Berkeley : University of California Press (forthcoming)

James Simon [interview with Peter Limb] 'On Using the World Newspaper Archive', Focus on Global Resources (CRL) Summer 2010 Vol.29, Num.4 Resources on Africa.

"Partnerships with the University of Malawi and University of Nigeria Libraries" African Research & Documentation (Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa; London) no. 114 2010 (printed 2011), pp. 13-22.


* "Terence Ranger, African Studies, and South African Historiography" Historia (Durban) vol. 56 no.1 May 2011, pp. 1-25


"Introduction" (with Horace Campbell) in ACAS Bulletin 86 – The Sudans: Which Way? November 2011

Dictionary of African Biography (Oxford University Press, 2012) entries on: Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Sol Plaatje, Walter Sisulu, John Dube, Yusuf Dadoo

* "Introduction" to ''University libraries & library science in Southern Africa"
, Innovation (UKZN, Pietermartizburg) March 2012

'From ‘Sisters of the South’ to Comrades of the Commonwealth: Old & New Sources and Tools on Australian-South African Relations' Quarterly Bulletin of the National Library of South Africa, vol. 66 no. 1 March 2012, 19-24

* "Introduction" and four chapters in * The People’s Paper: A Centenary History & Anthology of Abantu-Batho (Johannesburg: Wits University Press, October, 2012):


* "Introduction: A Centenary History of Abantu-Batho, the People’s Paper" in The People’s Paper, 2-48

* "‘Only the Bolder Spirits’: Politics, Racism, Solidarity, & War in Abantu-Batho" in * The People’s Paper, 49-80
* ‘They Must Go to the Bantu Batho’: Economics and Education, Religion and Gender, Love and Leisure in the People’s Paper" in The People’s Paper, 81-115
* "An African Newspaper in Central Johannesburg: The Journalistic and Associational Context of Abantu-Bantu", The People’s Paper, 298-317
* "Conclusion: Assessing the Decline and Legacy of Abantu-Bantu", in The People’s Paperm, 318-330


"The ANC’s First Newspaper Recovered", The Thinker (Johannesburg) volume 47, January 2013 pp. 34-37

* "Concluding Remarks" in M. Wallace et al (eds.) Building and Maintaining African Digital Libraries (Leiden, Brill, 2014), 244-254

* 'Introduction' (with Terry Barringer, Jos Damen, and Marion Wallace) in M. Wallace et al (eds.) Building and Maintaining African Digital Libraries (Leiden, Brill, September 2014), 1-11,

* “The Global Antiapartheid Movement: A Critical Analysis of Archives and Collections” (with Chris Root and Richard Knight) Radical History Review, Issue 119 (Spring 2014), pp. 161-177.

* 'Islamic Africa: A Select, Annotated Webography' in Islamic Africa, Volume 5, Number 1, spring 2014, pp. 91-102 http://www.islamicafricajournal.org/

* '‘Research Collections of Excellence on Africa: Past, Present and Future Directions’ in 50 Years of Africana Collections, forthcoming

 

Dissertations and Theses 

"The African National Congress and black workers in South Africa: continuity and change in their relationships before 1940."   Ph.D., University of Western Australia, 1997

"The Fall of the Front Populaire : An Analysis of Contemporary Interpretations." Thesis (B.A. Hons.) Department of History, University of Adelaide, 1978 

 

Bibliographic Columns

Southern African Review of Books (Cape Town) 1995-1996  (invited special regular column)


Edited Issues of Journals

 

Association of Concerned African Scholars.
ACAS Bulletin 86 – The Sudans: Which Way? November 2011 http://concernedafricascholars.org/bulletin/issue86/

Australian Library Review (special issue on Africa and Area Studies) v. 11 no. 4 Nov. 1994

Mots pluriels (electronic journal on contemporary issues) no.13 April 2000: "New African perspectives and challenges of the future" (with Dr. Jean-Marie Volet)

Innovation (UKZN, Pietermartizburg) no. 24 2002

Innovation (UKZN, Pietermartizburg) March 2012 : ''University libraries & library science in Southern Africa"

 


Edited Pamphlets

Raymond Suttner, South Africa, Apartheid In Crisis (Perth: WACARE, 1990) (co-editor)


Conference and seminar papers and presentations

 

2015

with Peter Cole, Western Illinois University, “Hooks Down! Anti-Apartheid Activism and Solidarity among Maritime Unions in Australia and the United States” paper to Australia-U.S. Comparative and Transnational International Conference, University of Sydney January 2015


2014


Chair/Organizer: panel on "'Cartooning in Africa: Politics, Society, and Culture, Art and Satire". African Studies Association annual conference Indianapolis, November 2014

'‘Research Collections of Excellence on Africa: Past, Present and Future Directions’ in panel on, '50 Years of Africana Collections and their use in teaching and research – looking ahead to the next 50 years', ASA conference, Indianapolis, November 2014

'The Empire Writes Back', paper to the ASA-UK, University of Sussex, September 2014

Keynote speaker, Symposium Commemorating the Life, and Example, of Nelson Mandela, April 2004, DePauw University, Indiana

Speaker, 'Provocative Parallels: The Liberation Struggle and the US Civil Rights Movement' panel, MSU Museum Auditorium March 31 2014


2013

'The Empire Writes Back: How Africans Articulated and Challenged the Brutish (South African) Empire in the First Decades of the Twentieth Century', paper to MSU African Studies Center Eye on Africa seminar series, November 2013

'The Empire Writes Back: How Africans Articulated and Challenged the Brutish (South African) Empire in the First Decades of the Twentieth Century', paper to the International conference, 'Re-figuring the South African Empire', Basel, Switzerland, 9-11 September 2013

Book launch talk on: Hilary Sapire and Chris Saunders eds. Southern african liberation struggles : new local, regional and global perspectives (Cape Town : UCT Press, 2013 ie 2012), at the 24th biennial conference of the Southern African Historical Society, University of Botswana, Gaborone, 27-29 June 2013

'The Origins and Development of Black Politics in the Free State (and beyond), 1902-39' Presented at the 24th biennial conference of the Southern African Historical Society, University of Botswana, Gaborone, 27-29 June 2013

'The Third "Evangelisation‟: Liaisons dangereuses of politics and religion: The emergence of African Christian-political activists, 1890s-1920s' Presented at the 24th biennial conference of the Southern African Historical Society, University of Botswana, Gaborone, 27-29 June 2013

'Conference Concluding Overview', Presented to final plenary at the 24th biennial conference of the Southern African Historical Society, University of Botswana, Gaborone, 27-29 June 2013

'The Origins of the Freedom Struggle in the Free State: History, Politics, and Culture” seminar presented at the History Dept, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, June 2013

 

2012

“Podcasting Africa Past and Present” paper to the panel on New Digital Resources in African Studies Scholarship, African Studies Association annual conference, Philadelphia, November 30 2012

"The African National Congress: History, Politics, Culture”, African Studies Center Eye on Africa seminar series on the ANC centenary, 13 September 2012

"Dis/connects: Building and maintaining digital libraries on Africa" final plenary overview to SCOLMA 50th anniversary conference, June 25–26 2012, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford, Scolma Conference on 'Dis/connects: African Studies in the Digital Age'

[with Chris Saunders], "Doing Southern African history in the digital era", SCOLMA 50th anniversary conference, June 25–26 2012, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford, Scolma Conference on Dis/connects: African Studies in the Digital Age

"Dis/connects: Building and maintaining digital libraries on Africa" seminar, Bunda Colege of Agriculture, Lilongwe, Malawi, June 2012

"Dr A.B. Xuma: His Life and Works", address to book launch, Cape Town Book Fair, June 2012

"Dr A. B. Xuma, Norman Levy, and Nelson Mandela" panel discussion, Cape Town Book Fair, June 2012

"Dr A.B. Xuma: His Life and Works", address to book launch, Van Riebeeck Society AGM, Rondebosch, Cape Town, June 2012

"Dr A.B. Xuma: His Life and Works", address to book launch, Sophiatown Heritage Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 June 2012

"African Associational Life and Journalism in Central Johannesburg of the 1910s" WISER seminar Wits University Johannesburg 11 June 2012

"Dr A.B. Xuma", live interview on SAfm radio, SABC, Auckland Park, 10 June 2012

"ANC @ 100", talk to the Kongomero / 'African Tea Time' Series on South Africa, March 2012



2011


"Putting African Historical Newspapers Online: Assessing Models, Scholarly Use, and Future Directions" in the panel New Models in Research and Publishing in African Studies, African Studies Association annual conference, November 2011

"The People and their Paper: Congresses, Classes, Chiefs, and Solidarities: a political and intellectual history of Abantu-Batho, 1912-1931" paper to 4th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), June 2011, Uppsala, Sweden

Discussant at panel, 'African Studies on the Web', 4th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), June 2011, Uppsala, Sweden

"Putting African Historical Newspapers Online: Assessing Models, Scholarly Use, and Future Directions", paper to European Lirbarians in African Studies (ELIAS) conference June 2011 Uppsala, Sweden

'"Whose Terms of Engagement? Popular Politics and African Intellectuals in Early Twentieth Century Southern Africa" MSU African Studies Center seminar panel, April 2011.


2010


"‘Terence Ranger, African Studies, and South African Historiography’ to Conference on ‘Making History: Terence Ranger & African Studies’, UI-UC October 2010.

"A Very, Very Wide Influence, Even When ... Dead”: The Early ANC and Black Workers in South Africa before World War II", seminar in 'OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES' seminar series (co-sponsored by MSU African Studies Center and Museum) September 16.

"Personal Papers: What are the Issues for Libraries and Archives?" at conference on The Real Story? Personal Papers, Life Histories and Africa, Annual Conference of SCOLMA (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa), British Library Conference Centre, London, 8th June 2010

"Michigan State University Libraries Partnerships with the University of Malawi and University of Nigeria Libraries" to Annual meeting of European Librarians in African Studies (ELIAS), 7th June 2010 British Library Conference Centre, London,April,

'Grappling with Grappling with the Beast: African intermediaries, African languages, and the ambiguity of African responses to colonialism", a book talk, African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 23 April 2009

with Peter Alegi, Ken Harrow, Joseph Lauer, Peter Limb, Gabriel Dotto and Getahun Haile: "African Podcasts, Posters, Publishing and Papers: New Treasures of MSU's Africa Involvement" MSU African Studies Center seminar panel, October 8, 2009.


"African Biographies: Old Gaps, New Directions" paper to LCC Global Perspectives Conference on 'The Realities of Globalization: Past, Present and Future', Lansing Michigan April 2009


“Challenges and Opportunities for Digital Partnerships between Africa and the U.S. in the 21st Century” paper to symposium on "Obama and Africa: Which Way?”, Syracuse University, by The Africa Initiative of Syracuse University and Center for African Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, January 22-23, 2009.


2008


“Intermediaries in South African Labour Relations, 1890s-1920s: Class, Nation, Gender.” Paper to the workshop on “Intermediaries in Labour relations from pre-industrial societies to the XXth century,” Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, 4-5 December 2008

Panelist on Roundtable panel on 'New Media and Southern African Studies in the 21st Century' at North Eastern Workshop on Southern Africa (NEWSA) 17-19 October 2008, Burlington, Vermont

The Discussant, Roundtable panel on "Labor Studies and Working-Class Histories,' at North Eastern Workshop on Southern Africa (NEWSA) 17-19 October 2008, Bishop Booth Center, Burlington, Vermont

"Digital Partnerships for African Studies: A State-of-the–Art Report" in Forum on 'From Printed Book to Digital File Libraries, Publishers and the Production of Knowledge about Africa' at the German-Swiss African Studies Conference "Grenzen und Übergänge - Frontiers and Passages". German and the Swiss African Studies Organisations (VAD and SAG), Freiburg (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland) May 14-17 2008.


2007


Roundtable presentation on ''African Writing, African Publishing, African Repositories: Globalization & Beyond' at AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION 50th ANNUAL MEETING, New York, October-2007.

Discussant, First Annual MSU African Studies Graduate Student Conference, September 28-29 2007, Panel on "Religion in Politics, Art in History, & Empire on the Periphery"

"Strategic Partnership Panel Report: Nigeria" September 27, 2007 Panel discussion with Nwando Achebe, Peter Limb, and Chidozie Amuzie, MSU African Studies Center Brown Bag Series


2006

 

"Anti-Apartheid, Anti-Racist Movements in Australia & New Zealand, ca. 1930s-1994: Origins and Insights". seminar, UWA November 2006.

"Advances in the Digitization of Africa: African and American Projects" seminar to the Musee d'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium, October 2006

"Politics, Expropriation, and Partnership in African Digital Projects" paper to the Workshop on "The Politics of Digital Projects in Africa" University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, August 2006.

 

2005

"I-Kongilesi Lilizwi ezindi ezindlwini (Congress' Name is Household)": Politics and Labor in 1920s South Africa" paper to the seminar of the African History Research Group, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, December 2005


"The Digitization of Africa, or, Reflections on African Studies in the "Belly of the Beast." seminar paper to African Studies Centre of Western Australia, University of Western Australia, September, 2005.

2004

"Apartheid, Solidarity, and Globalisation: Lessons from the History of the Anti-Apartheid Movements," paper to the African Studies Center Michigan State University, Brown Bag series, Oct. 2004.

"Apartheid, Solidarity, and Globalisation: Lessons from the History of the Anti-Apartheid Movements," paper to the International Conference on a Decade of Freedom and the International Anti-Apartheid Movements, Durban, South Africa,10-13 October 2004. http://www.anc.org.za/un/conference/

"Apartheid, Solidarity, & Globalisation" seminar paper to African Studies Centre of Western Australia, University of Western Australia, September, 2004.

2003

"Africa and World History" seminar paper to African Studies Centre of Western Australia, University of Western Australia, October, 2003.

"CAMP and African Newspaper Microfilm Preservation and Digitisation" paper to SA Newspaper Seminar, "Opportunities for Newspaper Preservation and Access in South Africa," National Library of South Africa, March 2003.

"Scholarly Book Reviewing: History, Electronic Developments, and the Future" paper to Panel on Making Electronic Scholarship (chair: Harold Marcus), American Historical Association annual conference, Chicago, January 2003.

2002

"The African National Congress and the Indian National Congresses: A comparative history of strategies, relationships and identities," paper to African Studies Association annual conference, Washington DC, December 2002

"'Class, Nation and Gender in South Africa'" paper to African Studies Centre of Western Australia seminar, November 2002

"From the Mahatma to Mandela: a Comparison of the African National Congress and the Indian National Congress," paper to combined seminar of the South Asian Research Unit and the School of Social Sciences, Curtin University, November 2002

"'Attitudes to Class, Nation and Gender in the Early African National Congress (ANC)'" paper to 'Class, Gender, and Ideology', Twenty-Fourth Annual North American Labor History Conference Wayne State University, Detroit, October 17-19, 2002

"Accessing African Archives, Libraries, & Journals: Partnerships, Ethics and Equity in the 21st Century," paper to AFRICAN RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM, University of Oxford, 25-26 June 2002 Conference to mark 40th anniversary of the Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa (SCOLMA) (invited)

"Ambiguous Loyalties and Identities among ANC Leaders," paper to the Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference, University of Toronto, Canada, May 2002

"Ethical Dilemmas Facing Africanists Today: The Document Drain," paper to University of Michigan African Studies Group Workshop, Ann Arbor, February 2002

"The Ambiguities of British Empire Loyalism and Identities in the Politics and Journalism of Early ANC Leaders," paper to the 'International History Conference on the British Empire and the Creation of British Identities,' University of Cape Town, January 9-11, 2002

2001

"Identities, Empires, and Ambiguities in South Africa," paper to African Studies Centre of Western Australia, University of Western Australia, 5-December, 2002.

"H-Africa and Associated Networks: the Development of the Review Process, 1995-2001", (presentation) Affiliated meetings, Houston, ASA, November 2001

[with Joe Lauer] "Resources on Africa: New Developments," seminar to African Studies Center, Michigan State University, September 2001 (presentation)

"Changing Paradigms of Libraries, e-Publishing, Partnerships, and a New Role for Librarians," paper to the University of Zimbabwe Library faculty, August 2001

"Rethinking Early ANC Attitude to Workers: Sol Plaatje’s Attitudes to Labour, Empire, and Gender,” seminar paper, RAU Sociology Seminar series, Sociology Dept., Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, July 2001 

"New Perspectives an Africa's Oldest Liberation Movement: ANC Studies Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," seminar paper to University of South Africa, History Department, July 2001

"African Scholarly Publishing in the Age of the Net: Partner or Perish?," paper to University of Botswana faculty, July 2001

Conference Report, to the South African Historical Society Conference, Mafikeng, July 2001 (invited)

"The 'Other' Sol Plaatje: Rethinking Plaatje's Attitudes to Empire, Labor and Gender," paper to the South African Historical Society Biennial Conference, Mafikeng, South Africa, July 2001

"The Other Sol Plaatje" paper to the Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference, Quebec Université, Quebec Cité, Canada, May 2001

2000

"New scenarios on Africa, African Studies, and the Net," paper to 'Africa 2000: Links, Land, and Identities' Conference of the Curtin Africa Teaching and Research Group and African Studies Centre of Western Australia, in collaboration with the John Curtin International Institute, Perth, July, 2000 

"Africa and the Net: the H-Africa Family of Scholarly Discussion Lists," paper to 'The Electronic Future: Africa on the Net' conference, 38th Annual General Meeting of the Standing Conference on Library materials on Africa (SCOLMA), Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, June 2000

"Africa and the Internet: Progress and Problems with Networking African Studies" seminar to African Studies Center, Michigan State University, June 2000

1999

"Secrecy, Solidarity, and Survival: Political Tactics and Glasnost in the Early History and Historiography of the ANC" paper to South African Historical Society biennial conference, University of the Western Cape, July 1999 (also presented at History Dept. Seminar, Rhodes University, July 1999)

"'Thrilling Stories of Bloody Encounters': Representations of Workers, and References to History, in the South African Black Press, 1897-1997" Govan Mbeki Centre Seminar, University of Fort Hare, July 1999

Pre-1999 (selected only)

"Representations of Labour, and References to History, in the South African Black Press, 1897-1997" paper to AFSAAP Annual Conference, Melbourne, June 1998

"Black South Africans' Access to the Internet," African Studies Association (U.S.) Annual Conference, San Francisco, November 1996

Paper to Panel on 'Contemporary South Africa' with Joan Wardrop, Jabu Matsebula, and Tim Dauth

"Alliance Strengthened or Diminished? Relationships between Labour and African Nationalist Movements," to International Conference on Dynamics of Change in Southern Africa, University of Melbourne, 1992. Published at: http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/37/069.html

"Worker-Nationalists, Nationalist-Workers, or Just Plain Workers? The ANC and Black Workers" Conference on 'Making Peace in Rapidly Changing Africa' University of Western Australia, 1991

"Workers, the ANC & the Politics of Change in South Africa" AFSAAP, Deakin University, 1990

"South African Labour History: Some Historiographical Sources and Ideological Battles" paper to African Seminar, African Research Institute, La Trobe University, 1987


Chairing of Conference Panels, Roundtables, and Meetings (selected)

 

2014

Chair of panel on "'Cartooning in Africa: Politics, Society, and Culture, Art and Satire". African Studies Association annual conference Indianapolis, November 2014

 

2013 Panel on 'Freedom Struggles in the Free State' at the 24th biennial conference of the Southern African Historical Society, University of Botswana, Gaborone, 27-29 June 2013

 

2011

ECAS, June 2011, Uppsala, Sweden: chair panel on History of Popular Politics in Southern Africa (to be confirmed)


Uppsala, June Sweden: chair pre-conference Symposium on African Political History, Biography and Intellectuals, DHF

2009

"African Podcasts, Posters, Publishing and Papers: New Treasures of MSU's Africa Involvement" MSU African Studies Center seminar panel, October 8, 2009.

Panel on "Pre-Colonial West and East Africa" at the Conference on RETHINKING AFRICA & THE ATLANTIC WORLD, University of Stirling, 3-6 September 2009

2007

Roundtable: 'African Writing, African Publishing, African Repositories: Globalization & Beyond' at AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION 50th ANNUAL MEETING on '21st Century Africa: Evolving Conceptions of Human Rights', New York, October-2007, with Walter Bgoya, African Books Collective, Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, U of Illinois at Chicago, Ruby Bell-Gam, U of California-Los Angeles, Peter Limb, Michigan State U, andAlfred Kagan, U of Illinois.

Panel on "Great Treks and Transformations in Southern African History" African Studies Association annual conference, New Orleans, November 2004

Roundtable panel on "African e-Publishing and Access," African Studies Association annual conference, Washington DC, December 2002

Seminar by Dr. Charles Eaton (on contract farming in Africa) to Michigan State University African Studies Center, July 2002

Seminar by Professor Thomas Turner (University of Rwanda) (on war and peace in the Great Lakes of Africa) to Michigan State University African Studies Center, August 2002

Seminar by Professor Jeremy Seeking (Cape Town), to Michigan State University African Studies Center, May 2002

H-Africa Meetings (two), African Studies Association annual conference, Houston, Texas, 2001

'Africa and the Internet: L'Afrique et l'Internet' at Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference, Quebec Universite,  May 2001

Conference Report, South African Historical Society Biennial Conference, Mafikeng, July 2001 (invited)

'Southern Africa In Transition' at Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference, University of Alberta, May 2000

'The Press in Africa' (panel 34) and 'ANC Biography & Iconography' (Panel 75) at International Conference on New African Perspectives, African Studies Association of Australasia, University of Western Australia, Perth, 26-28 Nov. 1999

'Gender In Southern Africa' and 'Labour in South Africa' panels at African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Annual Conference (AFSAAP '98), Melbourne, Australia, June 1998

 

Selected Book Reviews

(i) On Africa
(see also 'Southern Africa' and 'Libraries')


Bibliographic Surveys and Review Articles

"Across North-West Africa in a Dictionary": [review article of: Anthony Pazzanita, Historical Dictionary of Mauritania. 2nd ed.; Pascal James Imperato, Historical Dictionary of Mali. 3rd ed., Both: Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1996 in African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific Review 1998

"African Studies on the Net: Update" African Studies Association of Australasia and The Pacific Review and Newsletter Volume XXII Number 1 June 2000, p. 84

"African Historical Dictionaries: Quo Vadis?": Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Richard A.Lobban ...., in African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific Review & Newsletter

"Condensing History" [review article of: Hector Blackhurst, East and Northeast Africa Bibliography (Scarecrow Area Bibliographies, 7), 1996; Kenneth J. Perkins, Historical dictionary of Tunisia   2nd edition, 1997; Lawrence Rupley and Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso (African Historical Dictionaries, 74) 2nd edition, 1998; Christopher Saunders  and Nicoholas Southey, Historical Dictionary of South Africa (African Historical Dictionaries, 37) , 2000 and Thomas Kerlin Park, Historical Dictionary of Morocco (African Historical Dictionaries Series, 71), 1996: all Lanham MD and London: Scarecrow Press, in The Australasian Review of African Studies 23 1 June 2001

McIlwaine, John, Africa: a Guide to Reference Material (London: H. Zell, 1993); in African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific Review & Newsletter

"New Books from West Africa": W.E.F. Ward, My Africa (Accra: Ghana Universities Press, 1991); and C. Onyeka Nwanunobi, African Social Institutions (Nsukka) in AFSAAP Review

"Recent Reference Works & Serials from Africa": Index of African Social Science Periodical Articles (CODESRIA, 1989) vol. 1,  in AFSAAP Review June 1991, pp. 33-34

Selected Individual Reviews on Africa in General

Arhin, Kwame(Arhin Brempong). Transformations and Traditional Rule in Ghana (1951-1996) Accra: Sedco, 2001 [2002]. African Book Publishing Record vol. 30(1) 2004, pp. 31-32.

Badsha, Omar ed., Guy Tillim & O. Badsha, photographs, Julia Maxted, text. Amulets & Dreams: Youth, War & Change in Africa. (Pretoria: South African History Online in cooperation with Institute for Security Studies and Unisa Press, 2002), African Book Publishing Record vol. 30(1) 2004, pp. 32-33.

Baker, Philip (comp.), International directory of African studies research 3rd ed (London: Zell, 1994), AFSAAP Review 1995

Brooks, Philip (director). 6000 A Day: An Account of a Catastrophe Foretold. Paris: Dominant 7/Arte in association with Steps for the Future; Brooklyn: First Run/Icarus Films, 2001. Video. Reviewed for H-SAfrica, May 2004.

Chabal, Patrick, The Post-Colonial Literature of Lusophone Africa (Witwatersrand University Press, 1996), in African Book Publishing Record 1997

Chambua, Samuel E.. Democratic Participation in Tanzania: The Voices of Workers Representatives. Dar es Salaam: Dar es Salaam University Press, 2002, in African Book Publishing Record 2004.

Chami, F., Pwiti, G. & Radimilahy, C., eds. Climate change, trade and modes of production in sub-Saharan Africa, in African Book Publishing Record 2005.

Chole, E., Democratisation Processes in Africa. Problems and Prospects  (CODESRIA, 1995), in African Book Publishing Record 2000

Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold [film review] (New York: First Run/Icarus Films, 1996), Published by H-AfrLitCine (February, 2000) 

Collins, Robert O. The Waters of the Nile: an Annotated Bibliography  (London: Zell) in African Studies Association of Australasia & the  Pacific Review & Newsletter

Eggers, Ellen K. Historical Dictionaryof Burundi. 2nd ed. Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 1997. African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific Review & Newsletter v. 20 no. 1 June 1998

Ekeh, Peter P. ed. Warri City and British Colonial Rule in Western Niger Delta. Buffalo, NY [printed Ibadan, Nigeria]: Urhobo Historical Society, 2004 [2005], inAfrican Book Publishing Record, 2006

Freeman-Grenvile, G.S.P., The New Atlas of African History (New York:  Simon & Shuster, 1991) in  African Studies Association of Australasia  & the Pacific Review & Newsletter

French, Tom, The SCOLMA Directory of Libraries and Special Collections on Africa in the United Kingdom and in Europe 5th ed.  London ; New York : Zell, 1993, in AFSAAP Review 1994

Severino Fuli Boki Tombe Ga'le. Shaping a Free Southern Sudan: Memoirs of Our Struggle 1934-1985. [Torit; Limuru (printed)]: Loa Catholic Mission Council, 2002, African Book Publishing Record, 2004

Gertzel, Cherry, Uganda: an Annotated Bibliography of Source Materials: with particular reference to the period since 1971 (London: H. Zell, 1991) in AFSAAP Review

Gordon, David M., Nachituti's gift : economy, society, and environment in central Africa Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, Choice 2006.

Hall, David E.. African Acronyms and Abbreviations: a Handbook. (London: Mansell, 1996), Australian Library Review 1996

Hasan, Yusuf and Richard Gray, Editors. Religion and conflict in Sudan: Papers from an International Conference at Yale, May 1999. Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2002. (Faith in Sudan; no. 12.) African Book Publishing Record, 2004

Hull, Richard. Jews and Judaism in African history. Markus Wiener, 2009. CHOICE January 2010

Kessel, I. van (ed.). Merchants, missionaries & migrants : 300 years of Dutch-Ghanaian relations. Amsterdam : KIT Publishers ; Accra, Ghana : Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2002, in African Book Publishing Record vol. 29(2) 2003, p. 117.

Lems-Dworkin, Carol. African Music: a Pan-African Annotated Bibliography (London: Hans Zell Publishers, 1993) in African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific Review & Newsletter

Lulat, Y. G.-M. A history of African higher education from antiquity to the present : a critical synthesis Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005., Choice April 2006.

McIlwaine, John, Africa: a Guide to Reference Material (London: Hans Zell, 1993) in African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific Review & Newsletter

McIlwaine, John, Africa: A Guide to Reference Material 2nd revised and expanded edition 2007, in African Book Publishing Record forthcoming

Ama Mazama (ed.), Africa in the 21st century: toward a new future, Routledge, 2007, forthcoming

Moser, Gerald, A New Bibliography of the Lusophone Literatures of Africa (London ; New York : Hans Zell Publishers, 1993) in Australian Library Review 

Mukiibi, Joseph. Agriculture in Uganda. 4 volumes (Kampala: Fountain Publishers, 2001) in African Book Publishing Record vol. 29(3) 2003, p. 233.

Nunez, Benjamin, Dictionary of Portuguese-African Civilization v.1-2  (London: Zell) in Australian Library Review.

Price, Helen, Hewson, Colin, Blake, David. Theses on Africa, 1976-88,  in Australian Library Review.

Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. and Edmund Abaka eds. W. E. B. Du Bois on Africa, Left Coast, 2012, CHOICE March 2013

Sears, Christine E. American slaves and African masters: Algiers and the Western Sahara, 1776-1820. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 Choice, 2013

 

Segal, Aaron, Atlas of International Migration, (London: Hans Zell, 1993)  in Australian Library Review.

Sicherman, Carol, Ngugi wa Thion'go: a Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources (London: Zell) in Australian Library Review.

Smyth, Annie and Adam Seftel (editors),  Tanzania. The Story of Julius Nyerere. (Kampala: Fountain Publ., 1999)  in  African Book Publishing Record 2001

Roger Southall and Henning Melber (eds) A New Scramble for Africa?: Imperialism, Investment and Development Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2009, ABRP, 2010

Steinhart, Edward I., Conflict and Collaboration in the Kingdoms of Western Uganda.   (Kampala: Fountain Publ., 1999)  [reprint: 1st. publ. 1977]  in  African Book Publishing Record 2001

Sturges, Paul, and Neill, Richard. The Quiet Struggle: Information and Libraries for the People of Africa. 2nd ed. London: Mansell, 1998, in  Australian Library Journal May 48 (2) 1999 201-2.

Olufemi Vaughan (editor).Indigenous Political Structures and Governance in Africa. Ibadan: Sefer, 2003, in African Book Publishing Record vol. 30 2004.

Ernest J. Wilson and Kelvin R. Wong, eds. Negotiating the Net in Africa: The Politics of Internet Diffusion. Boulder: Lynne Rienner 2007, Canadian Journal of African Studies, forthcoming 2008

Young, Josiah U., African Theology: a Critical Analysis and Annotated Bibliography(Greenwood Press) in Australian Library Review.

Zegeye, A. and Ishemo S. (ed.), Forced Labour and Migration: Patterns of Movement within Africa (London: H. Zell, 1989) in African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific Review & Newsletter

Zell, Hans M. (ed.), The African Studies Companion  in AFSAAP Review

Zell, Hans M. Publishing, Books and Reading in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critical Bibliography. Lochcarron, Scotland: Hans Zell Publishing, 2008, in Research in African Literatures 2009



(ii). Reviews on South and Southern Africa


Review Articles

External Mission: The ANC in Exile, 1960-1990. By STEPHEN ELLIS. London: Hurst, 2012 and Songs and Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance. By BARRY GILDER. London: Hurst, 2012, forthcoming, 2013.

 

Reviews

O. Akinkugbe and Kunene, V. Education financing and budgetary reforms in Africa: The Swaziland Case Study CODESRIA, 2001, in African Book Publishing Record vol. 29(2) 2003, p. 115.

Peter Alegi Laduma! Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2004, in African Book Publishing Record 2007? .

Peter Alexander, Workers, War and the Origins of Apartheid: Labour and Politics in South Africa 1939-48 (Oxford: J. Currey 2000) in Journal of Southern African Studies vol.27 no.4 Dec. 2001 pp. 869-71

Simon Bekker and David Carlton, eds. Racism, Xenophobia and Ethnic Conflict. (Durban: Indicator South Africa, 1996), in African Book Publishing Record 1997.

Bergh, Johan S. & Fred Morton, "To make them serve..." The 1871 Transvaal Commission on African labour. African Book Publishing Record, 2005.

Bhana, Surendra and Goolam Vahed. The Making of a Political Reformer: Gandhi in South Africa, 1893-1914. New Delhi: Manohar, 2005, forthcoming 2006.

George Bizos. No One to Blame? : In Pursuit of Justice in South Africa.  (Cape Town: David Philip; Cape Town: Mayibuye Books, 1998), in African Book Publishing Record 

Trudie Bloem, Krotoa-Eva  (Cape Town: Kwela Books,1999) in  African Book Publishing Record 2000.

Patrick Bond, Rehana Dada and Graham Erion eds. Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society: Negative Returns on South African Investments. 2nd revised and expanded edition. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2009, African Book Publishing Record.

Michael Bourdillon (ed.), Earning a Life: Working children in Zimbabwe Harare: Weaver Press, 2000, African Book Publishing Record 2002

Marj Brown, Justin Erasmus, Rosalie Kingwill and Monty Roodt, A Long Way Home: Land Restitution in South Africa (Cape Town: IDASA, 1998) in African Book Publishing Review.

Fran Buntman, Robben Island and prisoner resistance to apartheid. (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Journal of Southern African Studies Volume 31, Number 3, September 2005, pp. 666-668.

Benedict Carton, John Laband and Jabulani Sithole eds. Zulu identities : being Zulu, past and present. Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008, in Choice 2009

Masauko Chipembere, Hero of the Nation: Chipembere of Malawi: An Autobiography. (Blantyre: Kachere, 2002), in African Book Publishing Record 2002

Chung, Fay. Re-living the Second Chimurenga : memories from the liberation struggle in Zimbabwe. Uppsala : Nordic Africa Institute ; Harare, Zimbabwe : Weaver Press, 2006. 8/08

Brenda Cooper and Andrew Steyn, eds. Transgressing Boundaries:   New Directions in the Study of Culture in Africa (Cape Town: UCT Press, 1996), in African Book Publishing Record 1997

Scott Couper Albert Luthuli: Bound by Faith Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2010, in African Book Publishing Record.

Greg Cuthbertson, Albert Grundlingh, and Mary-Lynn Suttie. (eds.) Writing a wider war : rethinking gender, race, and identity in the South African War, 1899-1902. Athens : Ohio University Press ; Cape Town : David Philip, 2002. Canadian Journal of African Studies, vol. 38 no. 1 2004, pp. 168-170.

M.J. Daymond and C. Sandwith (eds), Africa South: Viewpoints, 1956–1961 University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg, 2011, in Historia 2013

Philippe Denis and Radikobo Ntsimane (eds) Oral History in a Wounded Country: Interactive Interviewing in South Africa. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008, in African Book Publishing Record.


Dhupelia-Mesthrie Gandhi's prisoner? The life of Gandhi's son Manilal. in African Book Publishing Record

Allison Drew (ed.), South Africa's Radical Tradition (Cape Town: Mayibuye Books;  Buchu Books; UCT Press, 1996) in South African Historical Journal, no. 35 Nov 1996 [published June 1997], pp.237-238

Dorothy Driver [et al.], Nadine Gordimer: a Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources (London: H. Zell) in Australian Library Review.11 (4) 1994

Robert R. Edgar and Hilary Sapire. African Apocalypse: The Story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a Twentieth-Century South African Prophet. Witwatersrand University Press, 1999 H-SAfrica (March, 2000) 
http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=16390953064877


Ellis, Steven, External Mission: The ANC in Exile, 1960-1990. London: Hurst, 2012, with Songs and Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance. By Barry Gilder. London: Hurst, 2012. Journal of African History Volume 54 Issue 3 November 2013, pp 450 - 452


Evans, Ivan. Cultures of violence: lynching and racial killing in South Africa and the American South. Manchester University Press, 2009, in Choice, 2010

Charles H. Feinstein. An Economic History of South Africa (Cambridge, 2005), African Studies Review v. 49 no. 3 December 2006, pp. 104-106.

‘The Future is in the Hands of the Workers’: A History of FOSATU, by Michelle Friedman, Johannesburg, Mutloatse Heritage Trust, 2011, Journal of Contemporary African Studies. 2012

Linda Fortune The House in Tyne Street: Childhood Memories of District Six  (Cape Town: Kwela Books, 1996) in African Book Publishing Record 1997‘

Michelle Friedman, The Future is in the Hands of the Workers’: A History of FOSATU, Johannesburg, Mutloatse Heritage Trust, 2011,Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 2011  

Graham Furniss and Liz Gunner eds. Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature (Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1995) in African Book Publishing Record 1997

Sheila Gastrow (ed.), Who's Who in South African Politics 3rd. ed. AFSAAP Newsletter June 1991

George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba : South African National Gallery, 27.4.1996 - 28.7.1996. [Bellville]: Mayibuye Books : SANG, 1996 in African Book Publishing Record (Oxford) 1998

BARRY GILDER. Songs and Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance. London: Hurst, 2012.

Barry Gilder, Songs and Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance. London: Hurst, 2012, with Ellis, Steven, External Mission: The ANC in Exile, 1960-1990. London: Hurst, 2012. Journal of African History Volume 54 Issue 3 November 2013, pp 450 - 452

Halton Cheadle [firm]... [et al.], Current Labour Law 1995 : a Review of Recent Developments in Key Areas of Labour Law (Cape Town: Juta, 1995),in African Book Publishing Record  1997

Carolyn Hamilton, Bernard K. Mbenga, Robert Ross eds. The Cambridge history of South Africa. (Cambridge University Press, 2010) vol. 1,Choice, October 2010

Iris Hill and Alex Harris (eds.) Beyond the Barricades: Popular Resistance in South Africa  (London, IDAF) in  Australian Journal of Politics and History.

Baruch Hirson, Yours for the Union: Class and Community  Struggles in South Africa, 1930-47 (London: Zed Press, 1989) in Journal of Modern African Studies v. 29 1991

Chenjerai Hove. Palaver Finish. Harare: Weaver, 2002, African Book Publishing Record

Jacqueline A. Kalley, Apartheid in South African Libraries: The Transvaal Experience. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2000  MCB journals

E.F. Kotze, ed. S A Linguistiek 1995= S A Linguistics 1995 (Port Elizabeth: University of Port Elizabeth, 1996),  African Book Publishing Record 1997

Kruger, Loren. Imagining the edgy city: writing, performing, and building Johannesburg.Oxford University Press, 2013, CHOICE, 2014

Paul La Hausse. Restless identities : signatures of nationalism, Zulu ethnicity and history in the lives of Petros Lamula (c.1881-1948) and Lymon Maling (1889-c.1936). Pietermaritzburg : University of Natal Press, 2000. Canadian Journal of African Studies vol. 37(1) 2003, pp. 171-173.

Paul S. Landau, Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400–1948. (New York, Cambridge University Press, 2010), The Journal of Interdisciplinary History. XLIII:2 (Autumn 2012).

Debbie Landmann, ed. A Select Index to South African Literature in English: 1995 (Grahamstown: National English Literary Museum, 1996), in African Book Publishing Record 1997

Richard Levin When the Sleeping Grass Awakens :  [Land and Power in Swaziland]  (Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University  Press, 1997) African Book Publishing Record 1998

Tom Lodge and Bill Nasson, in South Africa in Journal of Modern African Studies  (Cambridge University Press) 1993

J. Loos, Echoes of slavery : voices from South Africa's past (D. Philip, 2004) in African Book Publishing Record 31(4) 2005

Daniel R. Magaziner, The Law and the Prophets: Black Consciousness in South Africa, 1968-1977. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2010 Canandian J. of African Studies, 2013

Gitanjali Maharaj (ed.). Between unity and diversity : essays on nation-building in post- apartheid South Africa (Cape Town : Idasa : D. Philip, 1999) in African Book Publishing Record (2001)

John Mw. Makumbe. Democracy and Development in Zimbabwe: Constraints of Decentralisation.  Harare: SAPES Books, 1998. African Book Publishing Record 2000

Isaac Maposa. Land Reform in Zimbabwe: an Inquiry into the Land   Acquisition Act (1992) (Harare: Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe, 1995), African Book Publishing Record 1997

Sabine Marschall. Community Mural Art in South Africa. Pretoria: Unisa Press, 2002. African Book Publishing Record vol. 30(1) 2004, pp. 18-19.

Sabine Marschall & Brian Kearney. Opportunities for relevance: architecture in the new South Africa. Pretoria: UNISA Press, 2000. African Book Publishing Record 2004

John Mason, Social death and resurrection : slavery and emancipation in South Africa (Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2003) Itinerario (Leiden) vol. 29(2) 2005, pp. 112-114.

Daniel Massey, Under Protest: The Rise of Student Resistance at the University of Fort Hare Pretoria: University of South Africa Press, 2010, Historia 2011.

John Masson. Jacob Marengo: An Early Resistance Hero of Namibia. Windhoek: Out of Africa Publishers, 2001. African Book Publishing Record vol. 30(1) 2004,

Mathebe, Lucky. Mandela & Mbeki: the hero and the outsider .Pretoria : Unisa Press, c2012. CHOICE 2012.

Azaria J.C. Mbatha, Within Loving Memory of the Century: An Autobiography (Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2005), in African Book Publishing Record 2007

Govan Mbeki, Learning from Robben Island (Cape Town, Philip) AFSAAP Review

Thabo Mbeki, Africa: the Time Has Come: Selected Speeches. Cape Town:  Tafelberg; Johannesburg: Mafube, 1998, in African Book Publishing Record  2000

Janice McLaughlin On the Frontline: Catholic Missions in Zimbabwe's  Liberation War. (Harare: Baobab Books, 1996), in African Book Publishing  Record 1998

Francis Meli, South Africa Belong to Us: a History of the ANC   (London: James Currey, 1988) in Australian Journal of Politics and History  v. 36. 1991

Greg Mills, ed.  South Africa and the Future of the Non-Aligned Movement.  Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 1998  in African Book Publishing Record 1999

A.S. Mlambo, E.S. Pangeti, and I. Phimister. Zimbabwe: A History of Manufacturing, 1890-1995. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications, 2000 in African Book Publishing Record 2002.

Renate Morgenstern, comp., Central Register of Theses on Namibia. National Archives of Namibia, 1999 in African Book Publishing Record 2000

Glenn Moss (ed.), South Africa: Contemporary Analysis (London: Zell, 1989),  AFSAAP Review

Fred Morton, A. Murray, and J. Ramsay. Historical Dictionary of Botswana. 3rd ed.  Scarecrow Press, 1996, in African Studies Association of Australasia   & the Pacific Review 2001.

Sam Moyo, The Land Question in Zimbabwe (Harare: Sapes, 1995), African Book Publishing Record  1997.

Bakili Muluzi, Democracy with a Price: the History of Malawi since 1900. Blantyre: Jhango Heinemann, 1999, African Book Publishing Record (2001)

Bruce Murray and Christopher Merrett. Caught Behind: Race and Politics in Springbok Cricket. (Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2004), in African Book Publishing Record 2007

Reuben and Naomi Musiker, Southern Africa bibliography Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1996 (Scarecrow area bibliographies ; no. 11)  in AFSAAP Review 22 no. 2 December 2000

Logan Naidoo, In the Shadow of Chief Albert Luthuli: Reflections of Goolam Suleman. Luthuli Museum, Groutville KwaDukuza, 2010, in Historia, 2011.

Namibia 1884-1984: Readings in Namibia's History and Society (London: UN Institute) in Australian Journal of Politics and History  v. 36. 1991

H. D. Namuhuja. The Ondonga Royal Kings. Windhoek: Out of Africa Publishers, 2002. African Book Publishing Record vol. 30(1) 2004, p. 20.

Lieb Nieuwoudt and Jan Groenewald, eds. The Challenge of Change: Agriculture, Land and the South African Economy. Scottsville: University of Natal Press, 2003, African Book Publishing Record 2007?

Lungisile Ntsebeza. Democracy Compromised: Chiefs and the Politics of the Land in South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2006, African Book Publishing Record 2008/9, 09/08

Tim Nuttall ... [et al.],  From Apartheid to Democracy: South Africa, 1948-1994. Shuter & Shooter, 1998 in African Book Publishing Record 2000

Sarah Nuttall and Cheryl-Ann Michael (editors). Senses of culture : South African culture studies. Oxford University Press, 2000, in African Book Publishing Record 2002.

Nigel Penn. The forgotten frontier: colonist and Khoisan on the cape's northern frontier in the 18th century. Ohio University/Double Storey, 2006. Choice, March 2007

Udesh Pillay, Benjamin Roberts, and Stephen Rule (eds) South African Social Attitudes: Changing Times, Diverse Voices. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2006, in African Book Publishing Record 2008/9

Karen Press, The Little Museum of Working Life University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, , in African Book Publishing Record forthcoming 2007

Brian Raftopoulos and Tsuneo Yoshikuni, eds. Sites of Struggle: Essays in Zimbabwe's Urban History.
Harare: Weaver Press, 1999, in African Book Publishing Record 2002

Randall M. Packard, White Plague, Black Labour: Tuberculosis and the Political economy of health and disease in South Africa. (Berkeley : University of California Press, 1989) in AFSAAP Review

Visnu Padayachee (ed) The Development Decade? Economic & Social Change in South Africa, 1994-2004. HSRC, in African Book Publishing Record forthcoming
2007

Jeff Ramsay, Barry Morton and Fred Morton, Historical Dictionary of Botswana. 3rd ed. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1996.  in African Studies Association of Australasia  & the Pacific Review 2000

Terence Ranger. Voices from the Rocks: Nature, Culture and History in the Matopos Hills of Zimbabwe. Indiana UP, 1999 in Interventions: International Journal of  Postcolonial Studies vol. 3 no. 3 2001

J. W. F. van Rooyen Portfolio of Partnership: An Analysis of Labour Relations in a Transitional Society: Namibia. (Windhoek: Gamsberg   Macmillan, 1996) in African Book Publishing Record 1998

Robert Ross, Anne Kelk Mager, and Bill Nasson. The Cambridge history of South Africa. (Cambridge University Press, 2011) vol. 2, Choice 2012

Fransie Rossouw, A South African Bibliography to the Year 1925 v.5 in African Book Publishing Record.

Carmel Schrire. Tigers in Africa: Stalking the Past at the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press; Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2002, in African Book Publishing Record vol. 29(2) 2003, pp. 113-114.

Ben Shephard. Kitty and the Prince. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2003, APBR, 2005

Vladimir Shubin, ANC: A View from Moscow (Bellville: Mayibuye Books, 1999) in Social Dynamics vol.25 no. 2 1999, pp. 143-145.

Roger Southall and Henning Melber (eds) A New Scramble for Africa?: Imperialism, Investment and Development Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2009, African Book Publishing Record

Beth Strachan, compiler. South Africa's Second Democratic Elections 1999: An Annotated Bibliography. Auckland Park, South Africa: EISA, 2001. African Book Publishing Record 2004

Julie Strauss, ed. A Select Index to South African Literature in   English 1992.  (Grahamstown: National English Literary Museum,  1993), African Book Publishing Record 

Newell M. Stultz, South Africa as Apartheid Ends, in Australian  Library Review. 11 (4) 1994

Sandra Swart Riding High: Horses, Humans and History in South Africa Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2010, in African Book Publishing Record (Oxford)

Sampie Terreblanche. A History of Inequality in South Africa, 1652-2002. Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 2002, African Studies Quarterly (Florida) vol. 8 no. 3 2006.

They Shaped Our Century: The Most Influential South Africans of the Twentieth Century. Cape Town: Human and Rousseau, 1999 in African Book Publishing Record (Oxford) 2002

Humphrey Tyler, Life in the Time of Sharpeville: and Wayward   Seeds of a New South Africa (Cape Town: Kwela Books, 1995),  in African Book Publishing Record (Oxford) 1997

Agnes van Dyk A History of Nursing in Namibia. (Windhoek: Gamsberg Macmillan, 1997), in African Book Publishing Record (Oxford) 1998

Johan van Wyk,, Constructs of Identity and Difference in South African Literature Durban: CSSALL (University of Durban-Westville, 1995, in African Book Publishing Record (Oxford) 1997

Carin Vijfhuizen 'The People You Live With': Gender identities and social practices, beliefs and power in the livelihoods of Ndau women and men in a village with an irrigation scheme in Zimbabwe Harare: Weaver Press, 2002, in African Book Publishing Record vol. 30 no. 3 2004.

Robert Trent Vinson, The Americans Are Coming! Dreams of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa forthcoming 2014.

Karl von Holdt Transition from Below: Forging Trade Unionism and Workplace Change. Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 2003, in African Book Publishing Record 2008?.

Peter Walshe Prophetic Christianity and the Liberation Movement in South Africa  (Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, 1995) in African Book Publishing Record 1997.

Webster, Edward and Karl von Holdt (eds.), Beyond the apartheid workplace : studies in transition (Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2005), in African Book Publishing Record 2007.


Paul Weinberg. Travelling Light. (Scottsville: University of Kwazulu Natal Press, 2004), in African Book Publishing Record 2007

Sheila Willet et al. The Khoe And San. An Annotated Bibliography. Vol.1 Gaborone: Lightbooks, 2002, in African Book Publishing Record vol. 29(3) 2003, p. 233.

Mary Witoshynsky. The Water Harvester: Episodes from the Inspired Life of Zephaniah Phiri. Harare: Weaver Press, 2000, in African Book Publishing Record (Oxford) 2002

Volker Wild, Profit Not for Profit's Sake : Historyand Business Culture of African Entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe. Harare: Baobab Books, 1997, in African Book Publishing Record (Oxford) 1998

Lovemore M. Zinyama ed. Harare : the growth and problems of the city. Harare, Zimbabwe : University of Zimbabwe Publications, 1993, in African Book Publishing Record 1997


(iii) On Libraries and Publishing (selected)

 

Altbach, Philip G. (ed.) Publishing and Development in the Third World  (London ; New York :H. Zell, 1991) in Australian Library Review.

Altbach, Philp G. and Damtew Teferra (eds.), Publishing in African Languages: Challenges and Prospects. (Boston: Bellagio Studies in Publishing, 1999) H-AfrLitCine@h-net.msu.edu (July, 2000)
http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=12183964642078

Amaeshi, Basil (ed.). Classical Readings in African Library Development Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003, in Online Information Review, 2004

Armstrong, C.J. and Andrew Large, Manual of Online Search Strategies. Volume 3: Humanities and Social Sciences Online in Information Review Volume 26 Number 1 2002 pp. 57-66.

Anderson, Charles R. Puzzles and Essays from the Exchange: Tricky Reference Questions. Haworth Press, 2003, Online Information Review vol. 28(5) 2004, pp. 380-381.

Bruce, Harry et al (eds.) Emerging Frameworks and Methods: CoLIS 4 : proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Seattle, WA, USA, July 21- 25, 2002. Greenwood Village, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 2002. 2003, Online Information Review]

CD-ROM for African Research Needs: Guidelines for Selecting Databases edited by Lisbeth Levey, Margaret E. Ngwira and Helga Patrikios (Washington DC: Sub-Saharan Africa Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science, May 1996) in Logos (London) v.8 no. 1 1996

Cohen, Eli (ed.). Challenges of information technology education in the 21st century. Hershey, PA : Idea Group Pub., 2002, in Online Information Review 27(5) 2003, pp. 368-369

DeWitt, Donald L. (ed.). Evaluating the Twenty-First Century Library: The Association of Research Libraries New Measures Initiative, 1997-2001. New York: Haworth Press, 2002. Also published as: Journal of Library Administration 35: 4 (2001), in Online Information Review 27(5) 2003, pp. 370-371.

Dick, Archie L. The philosophy, politics, and economics of information. Pretoria: Unisa Press, 2002, African Book Publishing Record 2005.

Driscoll, Lori. Electronic Reserve: A Manual and Guide for Library Staff Members. Binghamton: Haworth Information Press, 2004. Emerald journals 2005

Fenton, Thomas P., (ed) Third World Resource Directory 1994-95 (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1994) Australian Library Review.11 (4) 1994

Claude Ghaoui [editor] E-Education Applications: Human Factors and Innovative Approaches (Hershey, PA; London: Information Science Publishing, 2004) Online Information Review 2005

Harum, Susan & Michael Twidale, eds. Successes and Failures of Digital Libraries (Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois, 2000) Online Information Review 25 1 2001 pp. 66-74

Ifidon, Sam E., Collection Development in African University Libraries: Challenges and Frustrations (African Studies Program, Indiana University, 1990) in Australian Library Review 1991.

Jacobson, Trudi E. and Helene C. Williams, eds. Teaching the New Library to Today's Users: Reaching International, Minority, Senior Citizens, Gay/Lesbian, First Generation, At-Risk, Graduate and Returning Students, and Distance Learners. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2000. in Library Link 2001

Kalley, Jacqueline A. Apartheid in South African Libraries: The Transvaal Experience. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2000  MCB journals

Lancaster, F.W. and Amy Warner. Intelligent Technologies in Library and Information Service Applications. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2001 in The Electronic Library. (Oxford) Vol. 20, no. 6 2002. pp. 519-20

Membrey, D.J. (ed.), Nothing to Read? The Crisis of Document Provision in the Third World (Birmingham: Library Association, 1990) in Australian Library Review

Olden, Anthony, Libraries in Africa: Pioneers, Policies, Problems  (Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1995) in Australian Library Review 2000

Organizational information systems in the context of globalization Kluwer Academic Publishers in Library Review.

Pace, Andrew K. The Ultimate digital library: where the new information players meet. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003, in Online Information Review, vol. 28 no. 4 2004

Quaratiello, Arlene R. The College Student's Research Companion Second Edition (Updated for 2000) (Neal-Schuman Publishers)  in Australian Library Review vol 50 issue 2 2001

Qin, J.  and J. Norton (eds.), Knowledge Discovery in Bibliographic Databases (special issue of Library Trends,  48(1) 1999) in Online Information Review Volume 24 no. 5 2000, pp. 401-411

Sherman, Chris and Gary Price. The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See Online Information Review Volume no. 3 26 2002 pp. 222-223

Sherman, Joseph (ed.) A World Too Wide: Essays on Libraries and Other Themes (Johannesburg: Wits. UP) in African Book Publishing Record 

Snyman, Retha (ed.) SCECSAL 2002: From Africa to the World: the Globalisation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Proceedings of the 15th Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations, 15 - 19 April 2002, Caesars Gauteng Conference Centre, South Africa. Pretoria: LIASA, 2002, in African Book Publishing Record  2002 (professional reading section)

SPEC kit / Systems and Procedures Exchange Center  (Washington), Australian Library Review.

Steele, Victoria, Stephen Elder. Becoming a fundraiser : the principles & practice of library development (Chicago: American Library Association, 2000) 2nd ed. in Australian Library Review vol 50 2 2001.

Stern, Daniel (ed.), Digitial Libraries. New York: Haworth, 1999 (also pub. as: Science and Technology Libraries 17(3/4) 1999) in Australian Library Journal vol. 49 no. 4 1999

Sturges, Paul, and Neill, Richard. The quiet struggle: information and  libraries for the people of Africa. 2nd ed. London: Mansell, 1998,  in Australian Library Journal 1998

Sturges, Paul and Diana Rosenberg (editors) Disaster and after: the practicalities of information service in times of war and other catastrophes , 1999, International Journal of Grey Literature.

Turfan, Barbara, Kathleen Ladizesky and Inese A. Smith (eds.), Emerging democracies and freedom of information (London : Library Association Pub., 1995) in Australian Library Review

Wei Wei, and Sue O'Neill Johnson and Sylvia E. A. Piggott (eds.) Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries (Haworth, 2004) (published simultaneously as Science & Technology Libraries, Vol. 23, Nos. 2/3.), Library Review, 2005

Wise, Michael (ed.), Survival Under Adverse Conditions: Proceedings of the African Library Science Journals Workshop. (The Hague, Netherlands : IFLA, 1994) in AFSAAP Review 1995.

Witt, Maira and Majid Ihadjadene (eds.) Archives, Libraries and Museums Covergence (Paris: Cite des sciences et de l'industrie, 2001), in Online Information Review 27(5) 2003, pp. 367-368


Hans M. Zell. Publishing, Books and Reading in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critical Bibliography. Lochcarron, Scotland: Hans Zell Publishing, 2008, Research in African literatures 2009

 

Conference & Colloquia Organizing, Seminars & Extra-Mural Education 

 

Organizer, "African Conflict in the Horn and Southern Africa" 1990, Perth, seminar with Professor Terence Ranger (Oxford) and Professor Samuel Makinda (Murdoch).

Coordinator and Organizer, "African Cultures, Societies and Images" Summer School Course, UWA Extension, 1998. 

Organizer, social event to celebrate the third anniversary of the W.A. African Studies Seminars, and to meet the new UWA Vice-Chancellor, Deryck Schreuder, 1998

Co-organizer, International Conference 'New African Perspectives: Africa, Australasia & the Wider World at the End of the 20th Century' of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific 1999.

Co-organizer, Conference of the Curtin Africa Teaching & Research Group and African Studies Centre  of Western Australia, in collaboration with the John Curtin International Institut, July, 2000  'Africa 2000: Links, Land, and Identities

Coordinator, African Studies Centre of Western Australia 1997-2000

Co-organizer, Colloquium on "Sudan: Peace, Reconstruction and Policy," Michigan State University, 13 May 2005

Organizer: "African Podcasts, Posters, Publishing and Papers: New Treasures of MSU's Africa Involvement" MSU African Studies Center seminar panel, October 8, 2009.

Organizer: panel on African Political History, Biography and Intellectuals, Uppsala, Sweden, June 2011

Organizer: panel on African Political Cartooning, ASA conference, Indianapolis, November 2014



Organizer/Chair of visiting scholarly speakers:


Michigan State University, African Studies Center & History Dept/


Barry Gilder, November 2013

Prof. David Killingray, October 2013

Dr. Peter Lekgoathi, September 2013

Professor Robert Edgar, History, Febraury 2008

Peter Davis (Villon Films) on documentary film and apartheid. April 2004.

Prof. Thomas Turner (University of Rwanda) August 2003, on Rwandan elections.

Prof John Daniel, Human Science Research Council, South Africa (on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission) 2002

Dr. Amos Anyimadu, University of Legon, Ghana May 2002 (on informaton and citizenship in Ghana)

Professor Jeremy Seekings, Politics, University of Cape Town/Yale University, May 2002 (on social welfare in Africa)

Dr. Charles Eaton, University of Western Australia, July 2002 (on contract farming)

Professor Thomas Turner (University of Rwanda) August 2002 (on war and peace in the Great Lakes), August 2002


African Studies Centre of Western Australia

1997:

Panel on East Africa with Cherry Getrzel, Sam Makinda, and Francis Okeny Olaka

1998:

Prof. Sheridan Johns, Duke University ("Imperial Preference: The Case of the Comintern & South Africa")

Patrick Nkhoma, Notre Dame University ("The Impact of Foreign Aid on Primary Education in Influencing Poverty Reduction- A Zambian Case Study (1964 -1997)"

Saskia van Hoyweghen, Free University, Brussels ("Rwanda: issues of land reform, & refugee & exile re-integration/reconciliation")

Dr. Sam Makinda, Murdoch University and Dr. Catherine Macdonald ("Indigenous Rights in Africa")

Prof. Beverley Ormerod, UWA, "The Caribbean diaspora's view of Africa as expressed in literature"

Steve Rametse, Murdoch University "South Africa: Theories on Change and their Relevance in the Post-Apartheid Period"

1999:

Dr. Heidi HUDSON, (U. of the Orange Free State) " 'Caring' Security in Africa".

Dr. Jane CARRUTHERS, (University of South Africa) "Protected for the people or against the people? National Parks and Game Reserves in the Transvaal and Natal"

Dr. Hélène JACCOMARD, (School of European Studies, UWA), "Beur et Beurette" [Maghebian immigrants in France].

Mr. Nathan NEMBOUSSE & Ms. Francoise FALCONER (Chad Social Justice Bouladeouje) "What's happening in Chad today."

Prof. Mel PAGE, (Tennessee State University) "The Internet, Pedagogy, and Africa."

2000:

Dr Xolani H. Mkhwanazi (CEO, National Electricity Regulator South Africa) "People, Power and the Promise of a Better Life in South Africa"

Rita Pasqualini (Murdoch University) "Languages of Empire[s] in the Horn of Africa"

Dr Mia Roth (Vista University) "Winnie Mandela & the TRC"

Professor Martin Klein (University of Toronto) "The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Development of Slavery within Africa"

Wessel Visser (Dept of History, Stellenbosch University) "White Labour Aristocracy and Black Proletariat"

Dr Jane Carruthers (History Dept., University of South Africa) "Urban land claims in South Africa: The case of Lady Selborne township, Pretoria, Gauteng"

 

Media and podcast interviews

 

Live interview with Peter Limb about the passing of Nelson Mandela, BBC TV3, December 2013

Interview with Peter Limb about the life and times of Dr A.B. Xuma on the podcast "Africa Past and Present": http://afripod.aodl.org/

Interview with Peter Limb live on SAfm radio about Dr A.B. Xuma http://www.youtube.com/user/SABCSAFM?feature=mhee

 

Current research interests

 

The Freedom Struggle in the Free State

book in progress, papers

 

The South African empire

papers, article, possible book

 

Intellectual History and the Scholarly Process:

 

Digitization trends in the scholarly world (book)

History of the black press and associational life in South Africa (book)

The Digitization of Africa (articles)

Africana Journals (chapter)

History, Development and Future of the Book Review (paper, article)

Ethics and Archives (three articles)

Africa and the Internet (articles)

African digital libraries (chapter)

Africana librarians and their colelctiions, yersteday, today and tomorrow (article, paper)

 

African identities, black politics, class and nationalism:

The Indian National Congress & African National Congress: a comparative history (African nationalism and Indian nationalism compared (papers; book projected)

A new history of the liberation movement (book)

Sol Plaatje's attitudes to gender, class and Empire (papers , articles)

ANC history and identities/the black press (papers, articles, two books published)

Attitudes of African Nationalists to the British Empire (papers, articles)

The International/Global Anti-Apartheid Movement

 

The ANC, the ALP and the anti-anti-apartheid movement (book and articles)


Biography/Critical editions

 

Edited collection of A.B. Xuma's primary papers (book published)

Nelson Mandela biography (book published)


Labour History

Australian-US Comparative and Transnational Labour History: Anti-Apartheid Activism and Solidarity among Maritime Unions in Australia and the United States

 


Nationalism, Gender

Attitudes of African Nationalists and Labor Leaders to gender (papers, article)

African women in early African politics 1890s-1930



Tours/Services for Professional Visitors (selected)

NEH African History Summer Instuitutre, July 2013

Pumeza Mandela, Neslon Mandela Museum, October 2010

Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, January 2006

Ambassador of Kenya to the U.S. March 2004

Professor Andre Odendaal University of the Western Cape. 2004.

Professor Marcellina Chijoriga, University of Dar es Salaam, July 2002

Professor Fernanda Angius, Mozambique, July 2002

Mary Jay, Manager,African Books Collective Ltd., Oxford

Valmont Layne (District Six Musem, South Africa) April 2002

Dr. Graham Dominy, the National Archivist of South Africa, June, 2002

Robin Trehaeven (Deputy Librarian, University of Fort Hare, South Africa) July 2002

Abdoulaye Toure, historian and museologist, IFAN Dakar, 2001

Professional Workshops and Presentations

with Peter Alegi, Ken Harrow, Joseph Lauer, Peter Limb, Gabriel Dotto and Getahun Haile: "African Podcasts, Posters, Publishing and Papers: New Treasures of MSU's Africa Involvement" MSU African Studies Center seminar panel, October 8, 2009.

[with Nwando Achebe] strategic partnership meetings with faculty and librarians, over five days. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, July 2007,

[with David Wiley] 'The African e-Journals Project' presentation, to MSU African Studies Center Seminar on MSU's e-Resources on Africa: Food Security, Films & Videos, e-Journals, Languages, and More" January 19, 2006

[with David Wiley] 'The African e-Journals Project' presentation to national meeting of Project Directors, Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA),U.S. Department of Education, Duke University, March 2002.

[with David Wiley and others] "New Directions and Projects in MSU Partnerships in South Africa," African Studies Center, MSU seminar, March 2002.

Africana reference sources, presentation to MSU Library Reference faculty, February 2002.

[with Joe Lauer] "Resources on Africa: New Developments," African Studies Center, Michigan State University, September 2001

Workshop on e-Resources for seven visiting faculty, University of the North West, May 2001

Workshops on e-Resources for CASID gradiate students, University of the North West, May 2001

"Changing Paradigms of Libraries, e-Publishing, Partnerships, and a New Role for Librarians," paper to the University of Zimbabwe Library faculty, August 2001

[with Shane White) "Explaining MARC Records" UWA Library, 1997.

Humanities Computing

I have developed skills in humanities computer networking,  web programs, LISTSERV, and some experience of HTML and SGML. In 1996, I  was appointed a co-editor of H-Africa and in 1999 a co-editor of H-SAfrica. In these positions I am responsible for online management and development of scholarly lists with many hundreds of subscribers world-wide. I have been involved in planning, initiating and executing new features and networks. In 2000 I was elected to H-Net Executive Council.


Exhibitions


"Aboriginal Australia," Reid Library, 1990 (with Allison Kershaw)

African and Aboriginal Comparative Art Exbition, Perth, 1999 (co-consultant)

'Zulu Vistas', MSU Libraries, February-March 2006

"South African Labor History and Culture" exhibition, MSU Libraries, October-December 2006

"Southern Sudan: in conjunction with 'One Book One Community's' 'They Poured Fire On Us from the Sky', MSU Libraries, October 2008

" Barack Obama and Africa", MSU Libraries, January-February 2009

"World Cup Soccer, Africa, and MSU Libraries" June-August 2010

"50 Years of African Studies and Africana Libraries at MSU, March-April 2011"

"100 Years of the ANC @ MSU Libraries", Exhibiton, August-October 2012

"Civil Rights and Non-Racialism in South Africa and the U.S.: Ahmed Kathrada and the Anti-Apartheid Moverment"
MSU Libraries", Exhibiton, March-April 2014

"African Cartooning and Comic Art" MSU Libraries", Exhibiton, October-December 2014


Non-degree course work

Various library and university technical and management courses

Shona language course, July 2001

Xhosa language 2006/7


Languages

 

French, Italian, limited Shona, Portuguese, Setswana, Xhosa, IsiZulu. 


Selected Community Positions


National Coordinator, C.A.R.E. 1987-90 (anti-apartheid, multiculturalism, race relations)

President/Secretary, WA C.A.R.E., 1985-1993 (anti-apartheid, multiculturalism, race relations)

Co-Chair, Sudan Rehabilitation and Relief (Perth), 1993-1997

Convenor, MSU Sudan Group, 2005.

Faculty Advisor, Sudan Awareness and Support Group (MSU), 2005-8

Member of the Board, Southern Sudan Rescue and Relief Association (Lansing, MI)



Last updated: September 26 2014