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This year’s session features three presentations on the topic of primary sources for European colonial studies from diverse perspectives ­-- those 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, and discussion will follow.<br>
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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.
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<blockquote>'''Relics of a World Discarded: Documents of European Colonialism in the Center for Research Libraries'''<br>Bernard Reilly (President, Center for Research Libraries)</blockquote>
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Bernard Reilly (President, Center for Research Libraries).
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"Relics of a World Discarded: Documents of European Colonialism in the Center for Research Libraries"
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<blockquote>'''"Help, Help! I'm a Prisoner in a Colonial Archive": Using and Being Abused by Official European Records of African History'''<br>Ralph A. Austen (Professor Emeritus of African History, University of Chicago)</blockquote>
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<blockquote>'''Recent ProQuest Sources on Colonial History (featuring the Colonial State Papers)'''<br>Jo-Anne Hogan (Publisher, Arts & Humanities Division, ProQuest)</blockquote><br>
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:[http://www.crl.edu/FOCUS/TOC.asp?id=41 British India archive]
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:[http://www.crl.edu/FOCUS/TOC.asp?id=39 British Africa archive]
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:[http://www.crl.edu/FOCUS/TOC.asp?id=43 German Studies Resources]
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:[http://www.crl.edu/FOCUS/TOC.asp?id=42 Human Rights Documentation archive]
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Ralph A. Austen (Professor Emeritus of African History, University of Chicago).
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"Help, Help! I'm a Prisoner in a Colonial Archive: Using and Being Abused by Official European Records of African History"
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References:
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:[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=377#Section2 Britain]
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:[http://www.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/caom/fr/ France]
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:[http://www.zeeuwsarchief.nl/ Netherlands]
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:[http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database]
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Jo-Anne Hogan (Publisher, Arts & Humanities Division, ProQuest).  "Recent ProQuest Sources on Colonial History (featuring the Colonial State Papers)"
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References:
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:[http://colonial.chadwyck.com/marketing/demo.jsp Free Colonial State Papers Demo]
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''Thea Lindquist'', Chair, Social Sciences & History Discussion Group<br>
''Thea Lindquist'', Chair, Social Sciences & History Discussion Group<br>
''Alain St. Pierre'', Convener, Special Topics Discussion Group
''Alain St. Pierre'', Convener, Special Topics Discussion Group

Revision as of 14:19, 17 July 2009

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"

References:

British India archive
British Africa archive
German Studies Resources
Human Rights Documentation archive

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"

References:

Britain
France
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)"

References:

Free Colonial State Papers Demo

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

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