Resources for Other World Areas
Africa | Latin America | Middle East
AFRICA

African Studies Internet Resources, Columbia University | www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/
Columbia University's collection of African Studies Internet Resources is an ongoing compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on Africa available on the Internet, created under the purview of the African Studies Department of Columbia University Libraries.

African Studies Center, Boston University | www.bu.edu/africa/
The African Studies Center at Boston University, established in 1953, was one of the first graduate programs in the United States to offer a multidisciplinary African Studies curriculum.

Center for African Studies, University of Illinois | www.afrst.illinois.edu
Established in 1970, the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois is one of the leading African studies programs in the United States. As a Title VI National Resource Center, the Center is committed to providing comprehensive and excellent educational opportunities.

K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet, University of Pennsylvania | www.africa.upenn.edu/Home_Page/AFR_GIDE.html
The aim of this guide is to assist K-12 teachers, librarians, and students in locating online resources on Africa that can be used in the classroom, for research, and general study.

Exploring Africa, Michigan State University | exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu
Includes a five-unit curriculum of study, as well as classroom activities, country overviews, and current events reports.

H-AfrTeach, Michigan State University | www.h-net.org/~afrteach/
Part of MSU's H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online) network of listservs. H-AfrTeach's mission is to provide a stimulating forum for considering the possibilities and problems involved with teaching about Africa. H-AfrTeach is intended for a wide audience, encompassing educators, students and others with an interest in teaching about Africa at all educational levels.

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LATIN AMERICA

Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida | www.latam.ufl.edu
The University of Florida (UF) has offered Latin American area and language courses since the 1890s. The first master's degree in Latin American Studies was awarded at UF in 1931. The Center for Latin American Studies was created in 1963 and was among the first institutions in the country to be designated a National Resource Center by the US Department of Education and to receive assistance and fellowships through the USDE's Title VI program. Today, the Center is recognized as one of the top-ranked centers in the world for Latin American studies.

Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) | www.claspprograms.org
A great resource for K-12 resources on Latin America. Click on the K-12 link to access materials.

H-LatAm, Michigan State University | www.h-net.org/~latam/
An international forum for the scholarly discussion of Latin American History, H-LatAm is part of MSU's H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online) network of listservs.

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), University of Texas at Austin | www1.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/k-12/
This powerful "metasite" (a site that collects and organizes Internet links) is perhaps the most comprehensive listing of online resources on Latin America.

Latin American Studies Association (LASA) | lasa.international.pitt.edu
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With more than 5,500 members, thirty percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors.

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MIDDLE EAST

Arab World and Islamic Resources (AWAIR) | www.awaironline.org
The Arab World and Islamic Resources and School Services (AWAIR) aims to increase awareness and understanding of this world region and this world faith through educational outreach at the pre-collegiate level.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley | cmes.berkeley.edu
Middle Eastern studies has been taught at Berkeley since 1894, and UC Berkeley today is one of 13 national resource centers designated by the United States Department of Education for the study of the Middle East. The University has 50 Middle East specialist faculty and academic staff and more than 150 graduate students, with more than 100 courses relating to the Middle East offered in 18 departments and 6 professional schools, accounting for about 4,000 annual enrollments.

Middle East Studies Association (MESA) | mesa.wns.ccit.arizona.edu
MESA is a private non-profit organization of scholars and other persons interested in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world. MESA is dedicated to promoting high standards of scholarship and instruction, to facilitating communication among scholars through annual meetings and publications, and to promoting cooperation among those who study the Middle East.

Middle East Studies Internet Resources | www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/mideast/cuvlm/
Columbia University's collection of Middle East Studies Internet Resources is an ongoing compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on the Middle East and North Africa (in the broadest sense) available on the Internet, created under the purview of the Middle East Studies Department of Columbia University Libraries. Electronic resources from the Middle East are organized by region, country and subject. All materials are arranged to encourage an awareness of authorship, type of information, and subject. The scope of the collection is research-oriented, but it also provides access to other gopher and web sites with different or broader missions.

 

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