2: ACADEMIC SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Columbia University African Studies Internet Resources
"Columbia University's collection of African Studies
Internet Resources is an on-going compilation of electronic
bibliographic resources and research materials on Africa available
on the global internet, created under the purview of the African
Studies Department of Columbia University Libraries".
Sudanese material is categorised under four headings: "General
Resources, Economic Development and the Internet", "History,
Culture and Education", "Online News" and "Politics,
Human Rights and Military and Foreign Policy"
Durham University Library Sudan Archive
"700 boxes of paper, 46,000 photographs, 136 cinefilms,
700 maps, museum
objects and a large amount of related printed materia... The
Archive was founded in 1957, the year after Sudanese independence,
to collect and preserve the papers of administrators from
the Sudan Political Service, missionaries, soldiers, businessmen,
doctors, agriculturalists, teachers and others who had served
or lived in the Sudan during the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium".
Summary Guide to the Sudan Archive
European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab
"[A] non-profit association under Belgium law which was
created in July 1995... The main goal of the MEDEA Institute
is to make a substantial contribution to cooperation, development
and stability in the Mediterranean Basin as well as in the
Euro-Arab relations as a whole, by... The exchange of information
and ideas among politicians, academics, journalists and concerned
NGOS from both sides... Promoting independent and objective
analysis... Communicating research findings to opinion and
political decision makers, in particular members of the European
Use the "Country Index" to locate material on Sudan.
International Directory of Middle East Scholars
Sudan News and Views
"[A]n independent electronic Newsletter working to advocate
rights and humanitarian aid for the Sudan". Ceased publication
in September/October 1997, but all back issues are available
at this site.
Sudan Studies Association
"[A]n 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".
Sudan Studies Society of the United Kingdom
"[E]stablished in 1987 to encourage and promote Sudanese
studies in the United Kingdom and abroad in all disciplines
and levels... Anyone with an interest in Sudan, however general
or specialised, is welcome to join. SSSUK's aim is to promote
the study of Sudan in all its aspects, provide a forum of
discussion and debate and encourage co-operation among all
those interested in Sudan".
Sudanese Alternative Discourses (SAD)
"SAD is an independent electronic newsletter of critical
and progressive thinking on political, cultural, social and
economic life in Sudan and Africa. Critical and progressive
thinking means that which tends to contribute to the advancement
of knowledge and understanding of alternative visions for
a better future... SAD aims to assist activists in their efforts
to attain a better future. SAD will feature on a
regular basis one or more texts by Sudanese and non-Sudanese
writers that the Editor [Ali B. Ali-Dinar] believes it would
contribute to the development of critical culture in Sudan
University of Pennsylvania Sudan Page
Brief list of on-line resources and links.
World of Islam Directory