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Stay updated about upcoming programs and events related to Africa. Please email Stacey Sewall at to sign up for our listserv, and let us know if you're a community member, K-12 educator, faculty member, or student. We're looking forward to your involvement with the programs of the African Studies Center.

Research Links

African Studies Guide
Part of the UNC University Libraries site, the African Studies Guide provides links to a wealth of resources such as films, music, art, books, journals, maps and data for African studies. It also includes information about library support for scholarly communication and digital repository services, as well as funding opportunities. Each of these services and collections has a specialized librarian who is ready to work with faculty and students as a research consultant. The Library encourages all faculty to utilize the Guide as both a research and instructional tool, and to link it to Sakai course pages for instruction. For library research assistance, questions, and consultations please contact Jacqueline Solis at:

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Library
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Library's collection gathers works on the African American experience, Africa, and the African Diaspora, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities. The library has a collection of print periodicals, and provides access to a wide array of electronic journals and databases. The Stone Center Library works closely with the other UNC-Chapel Hill libraries to develop resources in African Studies.

African Studies Collections of the UNC-Libraries
This site compiles links to resources such as electronic newspapers of Sub-Saharan Africa and electronic indexes and databases. Campus library collections about Africa are among the top twenty universities in the country. Library holdings related to African Studies are strong for contemporary politics (particularly democratization), economic development, ethnicity and race, ethnographic studies, folklore, francophone literature, gender/women, history (especially European exploration/colonization), slavery (particularly the Atlantic slave trade), and social movements. Collections for population/demography (including migration) are among the most extensive found anywhere in the world. Campus libraries have in-depth collections for the francophone and lusophone countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Davis Library houses the major collections and services for African Studies, covering all the humanities and social sciences.

UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
The UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID)promotes global health research, teaching, and service activities across campus.

International Expertise Database
The Faculty International Expertise Database enhances and streamlines access to information on the international expertise of faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. It is searchable by several criteria, and can be used to locate a faculty member with expertise in a particular area.

Media and Arts

Stone Center Events Calendar
Cultural programmatic initiatives of the Stone Center help the campus community, and others, to more critically assess and understand that African-American and other African diaspora cultures have a cumulative history of critical discourse that is consistently being examined, constructed and reconstructed.