Nordic Africa Day for Librarians

Helsinki, Tuesday 8th of April 2014

In cooperation with the Helsinki University library, NAI arranged a day on Africa for Nordic Librarians who encounter students and researchers focused on contemporary Africa and for other interested participants.

The venue was the Helsinki University main library. Photo: Kalle Laajala

Program - and presentations for download

09:00 09:20 Registration
09:20 09:30 Introduction / Iina Soiri, Director of the Nordic Africa Institute
09:30 10:15 'Can one actually collect everything'? Concepts and realities of archiving and documenting Namibia in Europe / Dag Henrichsen, Namibian historian and head of the Archives of the Basler Afrika Bibliographien
10:15 10:45 Coffee
10:45 11:30 African fiction and the politics of global publishing, literary awards and creative writing programs / Ashleigh Harris, Senior lecturer Dept. of English, Uppsala University
11:30 13:00 A cultural tour to Africa. Contemporary dance, film, literature, music, pictorial art, theatre / Mai Palmberg writer; Carita Backström, Cultural journalist
"Sources on contemporary culture in Africa" (PDF)
13:00 14:15 Lunch on your own
14:15- Presentations by NAI librarians, based on the chapters in the revised edition of Studying Africa : a guide to the sources.

Literature and databases (PDF) / Marianne Andersson

Official documents (PDF) / Åsa Lund Moberg

Statistical sources (PDF) / Ingela Dahlin

15:15 15:45 Coffee

Periodicals (PDF) / Birgitte Jansen

Africa on the Internet and source evaluation (PDF) / Kalle Laajala

16:30 16:40 Conclusion

Additional information

Reports and more info from previous Africa Days for Librarians:

Published: 2013-12-12
Updated: 2014-06-25