An Integrated Art, Historical Map and Photographic Collection for the Study of African Culture

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Integrated collections now make it possible to study African cultures from a combination of different disciplines, each drawing upon different traditions of analysis and bodies of understanding, including African art history, the history of cartography and the historical study of imagery about African cultures from the very earliest impressions of Europeans right through the evolution of colonial photography. Scholars and students from each of these traditions and many more can can now join in discussions and organized online seminars to share their data, insights and research agenda with one another.

Groups like The Africa Map Circle are exploring the means to make increasingly available computer technology of use for the analysis and subsequent sharing of research in several new realms of African studies.

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The Gifford Memorial Collection


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