Peter Limb

Curriculum vitae






1. PERSONAL DETAILS

Contact:

Room E224B
100 Library
Michigan State University
East Lansing , MI 48824, USA
Telephone: (517) 432-6123 ext. 239 Fax: (517) 432-3532 mail to: limb@msu.edu

 

2. PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS


Current appointments:

Librarian III
Michigan State University
http://www.lib.msu.edu/coll/main/africana/

additional:

Adjunct Assistant Professor
History Department
Michigan State University, 2001-

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) [MLS]
1998. Ph.D. University of Western Australia (History-African Studies)

FELLOWSHIPS, 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

 

4. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, SCHOLARLY & UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES


Major Committees and Projects


Steering Committe (MSU Library)

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

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

Compton Africa Peace Fellowships Program, Committee (MSU)

Peace and Social Justice Studies, Advisory committee (MSU)


Strategic Planning Research Committee (UWA Library)

OPAC Operations Team (UWA Library)

 

Teaching, Lectureships, Instruction, Invitations/Visiting Fellowships 


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, 2001-

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, Library Studies, Perth Central Metropolitan College, 1993.


Membership of Governing Boards/Coordinating Councils

Africana Librarians Council

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

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


Humanites and Social Science Online (H-Net)

International Executive Council, elected Member, 2000-2002.

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


Membership of  Professional Associations

African Studies Association (U.S.)
African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific
Africana Librarians Council
American Historical Association
Canadian Association of African Studies
South African Historical Association
South African Historical Society
Standing Committee on Library Materials for Africa
World History Association

Membership of Editorial Advisory Boards


Print
 

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

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

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

Historia (South African Historican Association, 2004-)

Electronic 

H-Africa, 1995-

H-SAfrica, 1996-

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

International consultant for DISA, major scholarly digitization project (2003-)

Referee of articles for scholarly journals: including Journal of Religious History, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography, Mots pluriels, Historia, Politikon...

Referee of book manuscripts for university presses (2004)

Supervisor of MSU doctoral students (four currently)

External referee for Ohio State University Library (2004)

Examiner of theses (Ph.D and Masters)

In-depth consultancies and and bibliographies on African studies to colleagues and students in many countries (U.S., Britain, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Senegal, Australia, Germany, etc)

Historical Consultant for American film on history of the international anti-apartheid movement


Editorships

Editing of Journals and Series

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

·     "AFRICA FORUM", 1998-     Editor. A series that features essays by, and interviews with, notable Africanists around the world. Among the issues I have solicited and edited are those by Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch, Jan Vansina, Paul Landau, Alan Cobley, Jon Abbink, and John Edward Philips. Several of these articles have been 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), June 2002 special issues on libraries and archives of Southern Africa

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

·         African Rural and Urban Studies (special issue, forthcoming: co-editor, "The Internet & Africa")


Editing of Online Scholarly Networks


H-Africa (moderated scholarly network on African History and Culture), 1995- 

Online and Information editor http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~africa/
Journals Tables of Contents Project, 1996- (with Gretchen Walsh, Boston University)

H-SAfrica (moderated scholarly network on Southern African History and Culture), 1999-
Online Editor and Coordinating Book Review editor http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~safrica/

 

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 http://www.lib.msu.edu/limb/a-z/az.html

Funded/Grant Professional and Scholarly Travel and Involvement


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

Melbourne, 1990 (conference)

Melbourne, 1991 (conference)

Cape Town, 1995 (fellowship, research and projects)

San Francisco, 1996 (research and networks)

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)


Select Publications

 

Books & Proceedings

 

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.

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

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

(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).

(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.

Digital Dilemmas and Solutions (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2004) Chandos information professional series.


The African National Congress
(to be refereed Fall 2004, University of South Africa Press)


Articles


"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 Prservatino 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 at: http://www.nlsa.ac.za/docs/NewspaperSeminar.pdf

"Changing Paradigms of Reference Librarianship in African Studies" in The Reference Librarian (forthcoming, 2004)

"Africana Periodicals: Problems and Progress of Collection and Publication in a Globalizing Information Economy" in Africanist Librarianship in an Era of Change (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, forthcoming, 2004)

"Recent Developments in African e-Resources" in CRL Newsletter forthcoming July 2004

"The Digitization of Africa" in Africa Today (forthcoming, 2005, special issue edited by Dr M. Frank-Wilson)

with Deryck Schreuder, "Australia and Africa: Historical Relations" in Deryck Schreuder and Jim Angel (eds.) Australia's New Horizons (forthcoming)

[five articles]: "Trades unionism and nationalism," "Trade Unions in Postcolonial Africa",  "South Africa: Mining: capitalization and unionization, 1940s-80s," "Z. K. Matthews (1901-68)" and "Ezekiel Mphahlele," in Encyclopedia of African History (forthcoming 2004, Routledge). 

[three articles]: "John Garang", "Ken Saro-Wiwa," and "Albert Luthuli" in Encyclopedia of the World's MInorities (forthcoming, Routledge, 2004). 

(with Ibra Sene and Batsirai Mike Chivhanga) "'The Internet in Africa - Emerging Trends" special issue of African Rural and Urban Studies (forthcoming, 2005)

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

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 (Pietermartizburg) no. 24 2002


African Rural and Urban Studies: special issue on “The Internet and Africa: Rural and Urban Dimensions” (forthcoming, 2003)


Edited Pamphlets

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


Conference and seminar papers and presentations

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)

"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)

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

Adeshina, R.A. The Reversed Victory: The Story of Nigerian Military Intervention in Sierra Leone. Ibadan: Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria), 2002 [published 2003] forthcoming in African Book Publishing Record (Oxford) vol. 30 no. 3 2004

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 forthcoming 2004.

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

Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold [film review] (New York: First Run/Icarus Films, 1996), Published by H-AfrLitCine (February, 2000)  http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/exhibit/showrev.cgi?path=184

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 & Newsletterv.20 no. 1 June 1998

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

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

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, forthcoming 2004

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

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

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.

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

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.

Vaughan, O. (ed.) Indigenous political structures and governance in Africa. Sefer. forthcoming, African Book Publishing Record, 2004.

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


(ii). Reviews On Southern Africa


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 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

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.

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

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

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

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. forthcoming Canadian Journal of African Studies, 2004.

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

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

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

Halton Cheadle ... [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

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 (forthcoming)

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

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.

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, All, Here, and Now: Black Politics in South Africa in Journal of Modern African Studies  (Cambridge University Press) 1993

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 forthcoming 2004

John Masson. Jacob Marengo: An Early Resistance Hero of Namibia. Windhoek: Out of Africa Publishers, 2001. African Book Publishing Record vol. 30(1) 2004, p. 19.

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 (forthcoming, 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)

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.

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.

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 (forthcoming, 2002).

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

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

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.

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

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

Sampie Terreblanche. A History of Inequality in South Africa, 1652-2002. Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 2002, forthcoming.

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

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, forthcoming in African Book Publishing Record (Oxford) vol. 30 no. 3 2004

Peter Walshe Prophetic Christianity and the Liberation Movement in South Africa  (Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, 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

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) (forthcoming, 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

Mouna N. Younis Liberation and Democratization: The South African and Palestinian National Movements (Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2000) in Interventions (forthcoming, 2002)

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 Library Review, forthcoming, 2004

Anderson, Charles R. Puzzles and Essays from "the Exchange": Tricky Reference Questions New York: Haworth Press, 2003, forthcoming 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.

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. [forthcoming, 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.

Driscoll, Lori. Electronic Reserve: A Manual and Guide for Library Staff Members. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2004. forthcoming in Online Information Review 2004.

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

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  (forthcoming, 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

Pace, Andrew K. The Ultimate digital library: where the new information players meet. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003, in Online Information Review, forthcoming, 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.(forthcoming)

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

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

Conference Organizing, Seminars and 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, "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. See: http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/ASCWA/conference99/ 

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 http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/ASCWA/

Coordinator, African Studies Centre of Western Australia 1997-2000 http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/ASCWA/

Organizer/Chair of visiting scholarly speakers:


Michigan State University, African Studies Center


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

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

Professor 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"

 

Current research interests

Libraries

Digitization trends in the scholarly world (book)

Digitization trends in Africa (chapter, artricles)

Ethics and Archives (three articles, special issue of journal)

Africa and the Internet (journal special issue)

 

Identities and nationalism:

The Indian National Congress & African National Congress: a comparative history (papers)

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

ANC history and identities/the black press (papers, articles, book)

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

 

Gender, Nationalism, and Labour History (paper, article)

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

 

Intellectual History and the Scholarly Process:

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


Tours/Special Services for Professional Visitors (selected)

Professor N. Hunt, University of Michigan, June 2004.
Ambassador of Kenya to the U.S., March 2004
Professor Andre Odendaal, University of the Western Cape, March 2004.
Justin Cox, North American Manager, African Books Collective (MSU Press) February 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, 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 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, May 2001

Workshops on e-Resources for CASID gradiate students, 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.


Exhibitions

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

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


Non-degree course work

Various library and university technical and management courses

Shona language course, MSU July 2001


Languages

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


Selected Community Positions

National Coordinator, C.A.R.E. 1987-90 (multiculturalism)

President/Secretary, WAC.A.R.E., 1985-1993 (multiculturalism)

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


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