SSH Meeting 2009 Annual

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Primary Sources for European Colonial Studies

A Joint Meeting of the

WESS Social Sciences & History and the WESS Special Topics Discussion Groups

American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago
Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Palmer House, Salon XII

This year’s session features three presentations on the topic of primary sources for European colonial studies from diverse perspectives – that of a research institution, researcher and database producer. The speakers will present overviews of resources and research related to European colonialism around the world, including Africa and North America, followed by discussion.

Bernard Reilly (President, Center for Research Libraries). "Relics of a World Discarded: Documents of European Colonialism in the Center for Research Libraries"

from CRL's Focus on Global Resources newsletter:

British India
British Africa
German Studies Resources
Human Rights Documentation

Ralph A. Austen (Professor Emeritus of African History, University of Chicago). "Help, Help! I'm a Prisoner in a Colonial Archive: Using and Being Abused by Official European Records of African History"

Selected archival resources:

Imperial and Commonwealth History (National Archives)
Archives nationales d'outre mer (France)
Zeeuws Archief (Netherlands)
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Jo-Anne Hogan (Publisher, Arts & Humanities Division, ProQuest). "Recent ProQuest Sources on Colonial History (featuring the Colonial State Papers)"


Free Colonial State Papers Demo

Thea Lindquist, Chair, Social Sciences & History and Germanists Discussion Group
Alain St. Pierre, Convener, Special Topics Discussion Group

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