An overview of resource available through the Ryerson University Library for the study of the History of Africa. It covers the modern period (Colonial and Post-Colonial) as well as the pre-colonial period prior to 1850.
Contains information about almost 36,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The actual number is estimated to have been as high as 12.5 million. The database and the separate estimates interface offer researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.
Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS)
The Association has four goals: To promote the study of Africa in Canada;To make Canadians more aware of the problems and aspirations of Africans;To inform Canadian policy on and in Africa; To facilitate exchanges and linkages between Canadian and African universities and research institutions. It publishes the multidisciplinary journal: Canadian Journal of African Studies.
African Studies Association The African Studies Association encourages the production and dissemination of historical and contemporary knowledge about Africa. The ASA is based in the United States and aims to cultivate a better understanding of the continent, taking a holistic approach to its areas of focus. This includes all facets of Africa’s political, economic, social, cultural, artistic, scientific, and environmental landscapes, to name a few.