Africanists can now access a database of African Studies materials on the World-Wide Web, which contains teaching materials for teachers, the business community, and other networked individuals at Penn. The Web also contains information on programs and resources at Penn, in the US, Africa and elsewhere. The African Studies Center is part of a four-school consortium that includes Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges and the University of Pennsylvania. The consortium promotes interdisciplinary instruction and research in African languages and area studies and exchange relationships with African institutions. The Center's outreach program, which maintains the electronic bulletin board, is prepared to extend its resources to the local community, surrounding schools and colleges, and the public at large.
* Almanac & Penn News (Information about the University of Pennsylvania's African Studies Consortium & the surrounding community). * Articles & Papers (Published articles, papers & abstracts of general interest to African Studies). * Audio-Visual Resources for African Studies (videography, filmmaking, audio cassettes). * Bibliography (Africa-related, Islamic, Arabic, or African-American related bibliographies). * Books On-Line (African Studies related monographs) * Computer Networking (e-mail to Africa, networking & Africa, interest & discussion groups, Africa-related software, resources for academic research). * Conferences, Colloquia and Lectures (at Penn, national and international). * Current Events (announcements, new services, upcoming events). * Electronic African News (radio & television broadcasts, on-line computer resources). * GIF Images (GIF archives, Africa-related graphics). * Governmental & Political Documents (Official statements, policy papers). * Grants and Fellowships (undergraduate, pre-doctoral, doctoral, post- doctoral, funding for African and Africanist students in the US and abroad). * Job Opportunities (in Africa, the US, Europe and elsewhere). * K-12 African Studies (K-12 education, outreach materials). * Language, Courses & ASPs (African Studies programs, summer institutes, language study resources, African Studies courses). * Miscellany (African Fine Arts, African recipes, African restaurants). * Newsletters On-Line (African Studies Association, Title VI African Studies Centers). * Organizations, Institutes and Associations (newly formed, research & international organizations and institutes). * Proceedings & Reviews (Conference proceedings and book reviews). * Products & Services (commercial products and services related to Africa). * Publications & Publishers (newsletters, journals, monographs, African publishers and Africa-related publications). * Travel Opportunities (employment, study, vacation, internships, and volunteer positions abroad). * Urgent Action & Commentary (Appeals for intervention, activist events and petitions). * What's New in African Studies!! (recently posted African Studies related information).
Using Mosaic or another hypertext reader: URL: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/AS.html Telnet to the WWW (using Lynx): 1. Telnet to www.upenn.edu; 2. Enter "pennweb" at the login prompt; 3. Scroll down on U. Penn's Home Page and choose "African Studies at Penn," listed alphabetically.
Accessing PennInfo using PennNet: 1. Logon to PennNet using your userid & password; 2. Type "t penninfo" at the annex prompt; 3. Select "Interdisciplinary Programs" at PennInfo's main menu; 4. Then select the "African Studies" folder. Accessing PennInfo from other locations: GOPHER gopher.upenn.edu TELNET penninfo.upenn.edu Directory: PennInfo via the Gopher -> PennInfo Gateway/ PennInfo/Interdisciplinary Programs/African_Studies
Note: In order to view GIF graphics on-line, the connection must be made via ethernet, SLIP, Telix or a similar protocol.
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