- ABORNE--African Borderland Research Network European Science Foundation (via Edinburgh, UK)
- Academy of Science of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa)
- "The Academy of Science of South Africa was established in 1996. It is a member of the InterAcademy Panel (IAP) on which over 80 countries are represented ...ASSAf is a member of the InterAcademy Council (IAC)... The ASSAf has over 200 members who have been elected on the basis of significant achievement in the advancement or the application of Science."
- South African journal of science. (Online) -- Pretoria, South Africa: ASSAf, 1996--
Table of contents for current issue and subscription information only.
- ACASA--Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) of the United States
- "[Established in 1982]...ACASA recommends panels for inclusion in the ASA annual meeting program. ACASA is also an affiliated society of the College Art Association (CAA) and sponsors panels at its annual conference. ACASA-sponsored panels and roundtables focus on a broad range of topics concerning all aspects of African art, both historical and contemporary.
- Current newsletter (PDF format) -and- newsletter archive
- 15th Triennial Symposium on African Art, March 23-26, 2011, University of California, Los Angeles
- Africa Action formerly The Africa Policy Information Center (APIC) (Washington, DC):
Africa Action -- incorporating American Committe on Africa, The Africa Fund, and APIC.
- África Debate: Associação internacional de investigadores que pesquisam sobre África (2005) = International researchers' association on Africa = Association internationale de rechèrcheurs qui travaillent sur l'Afrique --via DomainDLX.Com (Lisboa, Portugal)
- AEGIS: Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (via Centre of African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK)
- African Academy of Sciences (Nairobi, Kenya)
'The African Academy of Sciences was conceived on the 6th day of July 1985 when 22 prominent scientists met in Trieste, Italy, at the inauguration of the Third World Academy of Sciences TWAS) and devised the concept of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). Under the leadership of Prof. Thomas R. Odhiambo as the first elected President of the AAS, membership has grown rapidly from the initial 33 members in 1985 to 107 in 1995, representing 24 African countries and 5 countries overseas.'
- AFRILEX: African Association for Lexicography (via University of Pretoria, South Africa)
- African Association for the Study of Religions (via The Netherlands)
- African Association of Political Science (Pretoria, South Africa)
General information about the organization, its activities and its publications."[Founded in December 1972 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania] The AAPS is a pan-African organisation of scholars whose mandate is to promote the study and application of political science in and about Africa."
-- 15th Biennial Congress, 19-21 September, Cairo, Egypt
- African Association of Pure & Applied Chemistry (via University of Natal, Durban)
This website contains an extensive directory of scholars based at universities all over Africa.
- African Finance and Economic Association (AFEA) (via University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida)
"The African Finance and Economics Association is a non-profit professional organization for academicians and practitioners with scholarly or professional interest in the development and application of finance and economics in African countries."
- African Language Teachers' Association (ALTA), 1999- (via University of Wisconsin, Madison)
General information on the organization and its activities.
- African Law Association = Gesellschaft für afrikanisches Recht e.V. (Heidelberg, Germany ; via Universität Bayreuth)
- African Literature Association (via Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The site includes general information about ALA conferences and issues. Note: The "ALA Bulletin" is available online ONLY for ALA members.
- African Mathematical Union = Union Mathematique Africaine (via Dr. Scott W. Williams, Department of History, State University of New York, Buffalo)
- General information about AMU, an organization formed in 1986, is offered here. The web site also provides access to the archives of the online newsletter on the history of Mathematics in Africa and links to related collections.
- AMUCHMA newsletter. (Online) -- Buffalo, New York: African Mathematical Union Commission on the History of Mathematics, 1987-
- AMU Commission on Women (est. 1986).
- African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (via UNESCO, Nairobi, Kenya)
- The ANSTI/RAIST website -- in English or French -- provides links to activities at institutions all over Africa and offers access to online versions of articles appearing in the network's main publication:
- African journal of science & technology. (Online) -- Nairobi, Kenya: African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions, 2001--
- African Regional Conference of Vice Chancellors, Provosts, and Deans of Science, Engineering and Technology -- The most recent was held September 25-27, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa
- Report on African Regional Conference, November 15-17, 2005 in Accra, Ghana. PDF format
- African Politics Conference Group (via University of Oregon, Eugene)
- African Scientific Network (2009) (via Dept. of Physics, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro)
This website offers links to science-related programs, conferences, institutions, and fora among African scientists in and outside of Africa.
- African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) (Adelaide, Australia)
- African Studies Association of India (via Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India) Since 2003
- African Studies Association of the United Kingdom (London, UK)
"[Founded in 1963] ASAUK is a non-profit organisation which has over 900 members drawn from Africanist scholars, students and other experts. Through conferences, workshops, a newsletter and a number of prizes and awards, the African Studies Association supports and provides information to the Africanist community. ASAUK works in close cooperation with the Royal African Society
-- ASAUK and other conferences
- African Studies Association of the United States (ASA) (via Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey)
- "The African Studies Association is a learned society which was founded in 1957 as a nonprofit corporation open to all individuals and institutions interested in African affairs. Its mission is to bring together persons with a scholarly and professional interest in Africa, to provide useful services to the Africanist community and to publish and distribute scholarly Africanist materials. With some 2,700 individual and 700 institutional members, the Association is the leading North American organization promoting African Studies."
- ASA news. (Online) -- New Brunswick, NJ: African Studies Association, 2007-
- 56th Annual Meeting, "Mobility, Migration, and Flows," November 21-24, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland
--The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2013!
- Africana Librarians Council: A Sponsored Organization of the African Studies Association of the United States. (via University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
"The Africana Librarians Council (ALC), founded in 1957 as the Archives-Libraries Committee of the African Studies Association (ASA). Members of ASA whether they are librarians, archivists or documentalists working with materials from and about Africa or scholars interested in the preservation of or access to Africana may join the ALC. The ALC meets twice yearly, during the fall annual meeting of the African Studies Association
and in the spring at the home institution of a member. These meetings coincide with those of the Cooperative Africana Microfilm Project (CAMP
), a consortium whose member institutions purchase or film research materials in cooperation. The ALC and its activities are reported in the Africana Libraries Newsletter
, a publication currently co-edited by Dr. Marion Frank-Wilson of Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, Indiana and Ms. Bassey Irele of Harvard University Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- The Anglo-Ethiopian Society (London, UK)
The web site features announcements on lectures and other events, a newsletter, and occasional publications. "[Formed in 1948] The object of the Society is to foster knowledge of Ethiopian culture, history and way of life and to encourage friendship between the British and Ethiopian peoples. The Society is a non political organisation."
: articles, book reviews, occasional papers, etc.
- Architects' Associations in Africa (ArchiAfrika, Utrecht, The Netherlands)
- Association Belge des Africanistes = Belgische Vereniging van Afrikanisten (Belgium)
- '...En mai 1984 la section belge du Conseil européen des études africaines prit le nom d'Association belge des africanistes, en sigle ABA, association de fait - transformée plus tard en asbl - dont Filip Reyntjens sera le premier président.'
- APAD--Association euro-africaine pour l'anthropologie du changement social et du développement (Leiden, The Netherlands)
- Association for the Development of Education in Africa = L'association pour le développement de l'éducation en Afrique (Paris, France)
"The ADEA was established at the initiative of the World Bank in 1988. Its objective was to foster collaboration and coordination between development agencies in support of education in Africa. ADEA now focuses on developing partnerships between Ministers of Education and funding agencies..."
- Association of African Studies Programs (via Cornell University, Ithaca, New York)
"The AASP is an organization made up of the Deans, Directors, Chairpersons, Committee Heads, or individuals who have the responsibility for organizing or leading the African Studies program at their college or university. Members range from Directors of the large Title VI centers to colleagues who keep the flame of African Studies alive in quite isolated settings."
- Association of African Universities (AAU) = Association des Universités Africaines (Accra, Ghana)
"AAU was formed by 34 universities which adopted its constitution and formally inaugurated its association at a founding conference in Rabat, Morocco. It now has 140 members from 42 African countries. The secretariat in Accra is the permanent executive organ of the Association and operates under the direction of the Secretary-General. There is also an executive board consisting of a president, three vice-presidents and nine other members, all of whom are chosen at the quadrennial general conference."
-- 2nd African Union Meeting of Experts on the Revitalization of African Higher Education, 27-28 February 2006, Accra, Ghana
(Reports, list of participants, etc.)
- Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS) (via Indiana University, Indianapolis)
- "Membership of the organization is open to African WOMEN and MEN (academicians, independent scholars, activists, students, and policy makers) everywhere committed to engendering and promoting scholarship in all disciplines in African Women's Studies." The web site includes general information on the organization, its newsletter, conferences, other projects, and an E-Mail discussion group.
- Association des Bibliothécaires, Archivistes et Documentalistes du Burundi (ABADBU) (Bujumbura, Burundi)
- Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS) (via University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan)
"Founded in 1977, the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS) is a group of scholars and students of Africa dedicated to: formulating alternative analyses of Africa and U.S. government policy, developing communication and action networks between the peoples and scholars of Africa and the United States, and mobilizing support in the United States on critical, current issues related to Africa."
- Association des Historiens Maliens--ASHIMA (2001) (Bamako, Mali)
- Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas
This site offers general information about ANPA, its annual conferences, and related events and activities.
- Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (New York)
"[Founded in 2000] ASWAD is a not-for-profit, tax deductible organization of international scholars seeking to further our understanding of the African Diaspora, that is, the dispersal of people of African descent throughout the world. Through the examination of history, dance, anthropology, literature, women's studies, education, geology, political science, sociology, language, art, music, film, theater, biology, photography, etc., we seek to share the most recent research both within and across disciplinary and other conventional boundaries."
-- ASWAD Conferences, 2001 to present
- ASBAD: Association Sénégalaise des Bibliothécaires, Archivistes et Documentalistes (Dakar, Sénégal)
- Associazione Afriche e Orienti, Bologna, Italia
"'Afriche e Orienti' is a cultural non-profit association working to inform and raise awareness on development, international solidarity and multiculturalism.' This site includes general information about the association, its publications---including tables of contents from its journal (begun in 1999), and contact information. See also, the English version
- Belgische Vereniging van Afrikanisten = Association belge des Africanistes = Belgian Association of Africanists (Brussels)
- BISA Africa and International Studies Working Group British International Studies Association (The Open University, London, UK)
- Canadian Association of African Studies = Association Canadienne des Etudes Africaines (CAAS) -- 2012 Conference (via Université Laval, Québec, Canada)
'An organization of Africanists ... officially came into being in 1970 when the Canadian Committee on African Studies became the new CAAS.' The CAAS publishes its own journal, a newsletter, and holds an annual conference.
- Canadian Research Consortium on Southern Africa (via University of Pennsylvania)
- Casa das Áfricas (São Paulo, Brazil)
- Centre for Democratic Development Research and Training (CEDDERT), Zaria, Nigeria
The site offers general information about the centre and numerous articles by its scholarly members---including Prof. Yusufu Bala Usman of the Department of History, Ahmadu Bello University and Abubakar Siddique Mohammed, CEDDERT Director. "The Centre for Democratic Development Research and Training, is established to promote and advance scientific research and training for the purpose of providing immediate and long-term solutions to the problems of the democratic, community, and national, development of the people of Nigeria, the rest of Africa, and the African diaspora."
- CODESRIA: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa = Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (Dakar, Sénégal)
- CODESRIA is 'a pan-African, non-governmental organisation, set up in 1973. Its constituencies are African research institutes, social science faculties of African universities as well as professional organisations. It has an observer status and a collaboration agreement with the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).'
- XIIIth CODESRIA General Assembly -- "Africa and the Challenges of the Twenty First Century," December 5-9, 2011, Rabat, Morocco
A multi-media conference web site--in English, French, Portuguese, and Arabic, featuring "free" downloads of paper abstracts, full papers, and daily conference newsletter; plus, live video feeds.
- Publications and communications, including CODESRIA online journals: CODESRIA bulletin. (Online) --and-- Africa development. (Online)
- Bibliographies thématiques
- Catalog of Theses Sponsored by CODESRIA, 1998 to 2009
- Connecting-Africa (African Studies Centre, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands)
"...a service that provides access to African research information produced in the Netherlands and elsewhere: details of Africa experts affiliated to Dutch and Belgian organizations; details of Dutch and Belgian development-related organizations, universities and research institutes; titles of published research on Africa in the Netherlands and elswhere; digital resources on Africa (full-text of publications, images and sound) in about 55 institutional repositories.
- The Economic Society of South Africa (via Global Insight; University of Pretoria, South Africa)
The Society was established in 1925 and is a discussion forum for economists in academic life, government and business. The website features selected papers from annual conferences, economic indicator graphs, information about the South African Journal of Economics--with sample articles, and related links.
- Ethiopian Economic Association (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- Ethno-Net Africa (2005): A Comparative Network for Monitoring & Evaluating Democratic Governance, Peace and Ethnic Conviviality in Africa (MOST--Management of Social Transformations, UNESCO, Paris, France)
- "As a network of African scholars (anthropologists, sociologists, lawyers, human rights specialists and political scientists) at national and regional levels it seeks to study, monitor and evaluate ethnic conflicts thereby contributing to minimizing and resolving conflicts by using available information to provide 'early warning' of latent conflicts/conflict areas." The site includes a list of initial members, a newsletter, and an online book.
- Ethno-Net Publications
- Federation of African Societies of Chemistry Established in 2006 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- Forum for Social Studies (FSS) (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) (Nairobi, Kenya)
- General information about FAWE and its activities, plus contact information for national chapters. "The Forum for African Women [FAWE] ... brings together African women ministers in charge of national education systems, women vice chancellors of universities and other senior women policy makers in education in Africa. Founded in 1992, and registered in Kenya as a pan-African NGO in 1993, FAWE has 56 full members drawn from 30 African countries, 25 associate members comprising male ministers of education and permanent secretaries ... to stimulate broad policy reform and create a conducive environment for increasing parental demand for girls' education."
- FEMSA Project: Female Education in Mathematics and Science in Africa
- France -- Réseau des études africaines (ci-dessous)
- FrontAfrique Agence Nationale de la Recherche Frontafrique (Paris, France)
- German African Studies Society = Vereinigung von Afrikanisten in Deutschland e.V. (Leipzig, Germany)
- Ghana Studies Council (via Prof. Larry W. Yarak, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas)
- "The Ghana Studies Council (GSC) is an organization of scholars based in Africa, the United States, Europe, and Asia, whose research interests focus on the peoples of the West African state of Ghana. It is an associate organization of the African Studies Association (ASA) of the USA."
- Ghana studies: Subscription information and the table of contents of the peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the GSC.
- Grants and Fellowships in African Studies (Karen Fung, Stanford University Libraries--"Africa South of the Sahara Selected Internet Resources")
- Groupe de Recherches sur l'Afrique Francophone (African Studies Center, Boston University)
"Founded by Professor Edouard Bustin in 1993, GRAF is based at the African Studies Center, but its membership includes scholars based in 20 countries in Africa, Europe and North America. GRAF acts as an interdisciplinary forum, or clearinghouse to keep members informed of their respective research interests or projects; to explore research needs and funding opportunities for specific individual or cooperative projects, and to organize regular meetings of African, European and North American scholars. GRAF also publishes a bilingual Newsletter and a Directory."
- Herpetological Society of Africa (via University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
- "Founded 1965, the HAA is dedicated to the study and conservation of reptiles and amphibians, particularly those of Africa."
- Sample issue and tables-of-contents for: African journal of herpetology. (Online) -- South Africa: Herpetological Society of Africa, 1998-
- Historical Society of Nigeria (University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)
- International Association of Egyptologists (via Institut für Ägyptologie der Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München, Germany)
- ISOLA--International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (USA)
"...established in 1991 in London and it draws its international membership from experts and students involved in the exploration of the oral traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora...organizes regular scholarly conferences: London, UK (1991); Legon, Ghana (1995); Cape Town, South Africa (1998); Chambery, France (2002); Banjul, Gambia (2004); and, Trinidad and Tobago (2006); and Lecce, Italy (July 2008)."
- Japan Association for African Studies (Kyoto, Japan)
- Kanuri Studies Association (Frankfurt am Main, Germany ; Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria)
- KESSA--Kenya Scholars & Studies Association (USA)
"The association that brings together scholars and researchers with interest in Kenya." The first inaugural conference was held in August 1-2, 2008 at Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
- LIASA: Library and Information Association of South Africa (Pretoria)
- General information on the organization, conferences, and other news and activities. "The launch (July 1997) marked the end of the process of the unification of all existing library organisations in South Africa ... initiated in January 1995 at the Conference on Libraries and Information Services in Developing South Africa ... an initiative of the two largest existing organisations at the time, the South African Institute for Librarianship and Information Science and the African Library Association of South Africa."
- LIASA Conferences, 2001--
- The Liberian Studies Association (via Colgate University, Hamilton, New York)
- Lusophone African Studies Association -- H-Luso-Africa (H-Net, Humanities Online, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
A discussion forum sponsored by the LASA, an associate organization of the African Studies Association of the United States.
- Maghrebi Studies (via Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts)
An introduction to the literature, cinema, and music of the Maghreb region and its diaspora in France and elsewhere; plus, related web links.
- MANSA: Mande Studies Association (via Department of Sociology and Anthropology, State University of New York at Cortland, New York)
- Mathematicians of the African Diaspora (Dr. Scott W. Williams, Department of Mathematics, State University of New York, Buffalo)
This directory includes African mathematicians from the African continent.
- Méga-Tchad (CNRS/LLACAN, Nanterre et Villejuif, France; Universität Bayreuth, Germany; via School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, UK)
- National Consortium for Study in Africa (NCSA) -- Study Abroad Programs (via African Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
- The Netherlands African Studies Association (c/o African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands)
Brief profile of the organization, founded in 1997, contact information, conference information, and newsletters. Plus, links to the African Studies Centre at Leiden University, other organizations, etc.
- Nilo-Saharan Newsletter = Informations nilo-sahariennes (via CNRS-LLACAN, Villejuif, France)
- Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- General information about the organization and its activities and publications. "OSSREA was established in April 1980, held its Firsct Congress in June 1983, and celebrated its Tenth Anniversary, in conjunction with its Third Congress, in Kampala, Uganda, in May 1990...Its current membership is drawn from 11 countries, but its constitution opens membership to social scientists in 18 countries ... and institutional membership is open to all institutions, within or outside the region."
- OSSREA Publications
This section offers information about publications and selected online versions, including:
-- OSSREA bulletin. (Online)
, since 2007
- Oromo Studies Association (via Fridley, Minnesota)
The web site features news and conference proceedings from the OSA. "[Founded in 1996, the OSA] is a scholarly, multi-disciplinary, nonprofit organization, established by Oromo and non-Oromo scholars to promote studies on and relevant to the Oromo people."
- Pan African Archaeological Association of Prehistory and Related Studies (Witwatersrand, South Africa)
"To bring together prehistorians, palaeontologists and geologists from one end of the continent to the other." The 14th Congress of the PanAfrican Archaeological Association of Prehistory and Related Studies will take place at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in July 2014.
--See also: past congress proceedings
- Pan African Writers Association (Accra, Ghana)
Formally established in Ghana in 1992
, with the support of UNESCO and the African Union. PAWA "...is made up of the 52 national writers associations on the continent, and seeks to contribute its quota to moral, cultural and intellectual renaissance in Africa." PAWA sponsors annual symposia in celebration of "International African Writers' Day" (November 7th), various workshops, special publications, etc.
--See especially: Book Reviews
; and African Publishing
- PUBLISLAM: Espaces publics religieux--États, sociétés civiles et islam en Afrique de l'ouest (via Centre d'Études des Mondes Africains, Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)
"Porté par une équipe de 25 chercheurs africains, européens et canadiens, issus de 5 disciplines différentes (anthropologie, histoire, sciences politiques, sociologie et philosophie), le projet PUBLISLAM a pour ambition d'analyser les processus d'émergence et d'expansion de la sphère islamique au sein des espaces publics de cinq pays francophones d'Afrique de l'Ouest (Sénégal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso et Côte d'Ivoire)."
--Veuillez voir surtout: Bibliographie sélective
- Réseau des études africaines en France (Paris)
- The Royal African Society (London, UK)
The web site features information about events and publications, as well as online commentaries and seminar reports, and links to other Africa-related sites."[For over 100 years and...] Through its journal, African Affairs, and by organising meetings, discussions and other activities, the Society strengthens links between Africa and Britain and encourages understanding of Africa and its relations with the rest of the world."
- The Saharan Studies Association (via Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona)
"The SSA is a body of scholars with common interests, associated with the African Studies Association of the United States [formed in November 1992]." The association produces a downloadable scholarly newsletter (twice a year) since 1993.
- Scientific Societies and Institutions in and on Africa (via "Science and Technology in Africa", Columbia University Libraries)
- Social Science Research Council: Africa Program (New York)
"The Africa Program works to promote social science and humanities research on critical issues relevant to the African continent, especially through the creation of linkages of African researchers to international scholarly networks."
- Société d'Entomologie africaine (Chênée, Belgium)
Ce site est en français ou en anglais. "S.E.A. est une société entomologique axée sur les Coléoptères et Lépidoptères. La société a été crée en 1994. Depuis 1996, on publiait la revue, Entomologia Africana.
- La Société des Africanistes (via Maison René Ginouvès de l'Archéologie et de l'Ethnologie,
Université Paris X, France)
- 'La Société des africanistes a été fondée en 1930 ... au Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle ... Le Musée de l'Homme a accueilli la société en 1939. Beaucoup des collections d'objets, archives sonores, photographies, films concernant l'Afrique y ont été déposés par ses membres. La bibliothèque du Musée reçoit également les livres et publications envoyés à la Société pour recension dans le Journal des Africanistes.'
- Liste des membres de la Société
- Société française d'histoire d'outre mer (Saint-Denis, France)
"La SFHOM est une association qui réunit des universitaires, des érudits et des professionnels du monde de l'entreprise et de l'administration pour valoriser les recherches sur l'histoire des monde des outre-mers, depuis les découvertes et les explorations jusqu'aux mouvements de colonisation, puis jusqu'aux indépendances et à l'émergence des économies et sociétés nouvelles. Elle publie des études récentes mais aussi des textes anciens qui sont révélateurs des civilisations d'outre-mer de leur temps. Elle publie notamment deux fois par an Outre-Mers. Revue d’histoire
." Télécharger les tables bibliographiques (1913-2003)
en format PDF -et- voir le catalogue des publications
en format HTML.
- Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) (via Rice University, Houston, Texas)
- Society of Black Archaeologists (USA) Since 2011
- Society of South African Geographers (via University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa)
"The Society of South African Geographers was founded in 1994 when the (then) Society for Geography and South African Geographical Society joined together..."
- SOMA-Net: Social Science and Medicine Africa Network (Nairobi, Kenya)
General information about SOMA-Net, conferences and other activities since 1995, and contact information on council members in different African countries. "To establish long-term holistic and sustainable solutions to health in Africa; by encouraging, facilitating and supporting research..."
- South African Archaeological Society, Trans-Vaal Branch (Craighall, South Africa)
- South African Military History Society (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences (SASAS) (via University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- South African Society of Archivists (Auckland Park, South Africa)
- Southeast Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) (African Studies Committee, East Carolina University, Greenvile, North Carolina)
The Committee was established in 1971 and holds annual Spring conferences in African studies.
- Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa (SCOLMA) (via The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
"SCOLMA provides a forum for librarians and others concerned with the provision of materials for African studies in libraries in the United Kingdom; it monitors, co-ordinates and improves the acquisition of library materials on Africa, especially through its co-operative Area Specialisation Scheme for the acquisition of materials from Africa; it sponsors bibliographical projects, publishes bibliographical works and a journal; and, it organises conferences and seminars on African bibliographical topics."
- Sudan Studies Association of North America (via Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island)
"The Sudan Studies Association (SSA) is an independent professional society founded in the United States in 1981. Membership is open to scholars, teachers, students, and others with interest in the Sudan. The Association exists primarily to promote Sudanese studies and scholarship. It maintains a cooperative relationship with the Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Khartoum. SSA works to foster closer ties among scholars in the Sudan, North America, Europe, the Middle East and other places."
- Tanzania Studies Association (via Google sites, USA)
- The Uganda Society (Kampala, Uganda ; via the University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center, Philadelphia)
- Originally founded in 1923, in existence for a half century until the 1980s, and finally revived in 1994, the society has always sought to play a prominent role in scientific research and other scholarly pursuits in Uganda. It's main publication: The Uganda Journal.
- The Uganda Society Newsletter. (Online) -- Kampala, Uganda : The Society ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : The University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center, 1995-
- About the Uganda Society Library
- Urhobo Waado: Web Site of the Urhobo Historical Society (USA)
- This website offers an extensive collection of popular and scholarly historical summaries, images from art exhibitions, current news and information about about the Urhobo Historical Society itself and about Urhobo communities in Nigeria and elsewhere, and related links. "[Founded in August 1999 in New York City] ...the supreme aim of Urhobo Historical Society is to create a movement that will promote the preservation of historical records and the writing of diverse historical experiences among Urhobos."
- Urhobo Historical Society Conferences (since 1999)
- West African Research Association (WARA) (via African Studies Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
- "The West African Research Association (WARA) was founded in 1989, for the purpose of promoting scholarly exchange and collaboration between American and West African researchers."
- West African Research Center, Dakar, Senegal
- West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA)
The West Africa Rice Development Association is an intergovernmental research association with a membership of 17 countries. Its mandate is to conduct rice research, training, and communications activities for the benefit of the West African region.
- West African Museums Programme (WAMP) (Dakar, Sénégal; via International African Institute, London)
"Since 1982, help has been at hand through The West African Museums Programme (WAMP), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to helping West African museums become relevant and accessible and to raising the awareness of local people. WAMP is the only Africa-based programme focussed specifically on museum development to act as an intellectual partner in the sharing of information and experiences, and as an intermediary in the securing of financial support. WAMP organises seminars and workshops, provides technical assistance, encourages the development of training programmes, and fosters cooperation between museums in Africa as well as links with the international professional network."
- Yoruba Studies Association (via University of Nebaska, Lincoln)
"The mission of the Yoruba Studies Association is to provide a scholarly forum for students of Yoruba life and culture to exchange ideas and maintain contact, to the end of increasing understanding of Yoruba thought and preserving the vitality of the Yoruba way."
- Zimbabwe Medical Graduates Worldwide (via BT Internet, British Telecommunications)
"This website should help MBChB and B.Pharm (Hons) graduates of the University of Zimbabwe's Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine keep in touch with each other. A standard entry contains name, E-mail address, year of qualification, city of residence, and a non-residential phone or fax number. There are links to sites in Zimbabwe and to Medical & Other sites, and a Photo Library of Zimbabwean Wildlife and Scenery."