SSH Meeting 2009 Annual
Primary Sources for European Colonial Studies
A Joint Meeting of the
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:
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)"
Thea Lindquist, Chair, Social Sciences & History and Germanists Discussion Group
Alain St. Pierre, Convener, Special Topics Discussion Group