A number of scholars at MSU are using the Internet to make accessible important collections about Africa to scholars and the public.
A research project on the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa, with surveys in 18 countries for comparison over time within and across countries. Briefing papers, working papers, and some data sets are available online. Core partners are the MSU Political Science Department, Center for Democratic Development (Ghana), and Institute for Democracy in South Africa (South Africa).
Provides multi-media, multi-lingual resources about West Africa to public and scholarly audiences. Includes several photo galleries and research on representing Pulaar digitally. By MATRIX and the African Studies Center.
http://westafricanislam.matrix.msu.edu/ (http://westafricanislam.matrix.msu.edu/ )
Making available online previously-unavailable oral, photographic, video, and archival materials about Muslim practices in Senegal and Ghana. The first collection is about religious pluralism in St. Louis, Senegal. By MATRIX and researchers at MSU and six other universities.
Eleven Ethiopian visual artists working in different media are featured, with galleries of their work, autobiographical statements, and an explanation of their work in context. Curated by Ray Silverman.
Eleven edited discussion networks about Africa on topics such as teaching about Africa, South Africa, West African history, Hausa, contemporary politics, and film and cinema. Many discussion lists include book reviews. H-Net is an international scholarly network hosted at MATRIX.