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.
- Loss and Transcendence in African Art: Toward an Understanding of the “blolo bian” figure in Baule “colonial art.
- “The Africa Map Circle – ‘Explorations'”
- “From Gallery to Reality (… and Back): The Display of Art and the Art of Display in the Digital Age,”
- New Material for Teachers of American and African History: The Historical Cartography of Colonialism
as well as:
- “History in the Digital Age: New Technologies, New Data, New Insights, New Questions”
- “Learning & Teaching World History in a Time of Global Crisis”