New Models in Research, Publishing Among Topics Explored During African Studies Meeting
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
" It’s easy for scholars in the United States and many European nations to take for granted all of the rich academic resources at their disposal. Often, with a few simple keystrokes on a computer, they can access wellsprings of information to enhance their body of work. Not so on the African continent, where ethical and government lapses, as well as technological disadvantages, prevent scholars and others from accessing and building equitable research materials. During one session hosted at the African Studies Association’s 54th annual meeting, which was held in Washington, D.C., this past weekend, experts discussed the challenges and promises related to creating useful archives of work and models of research and publishing in African studies...."