A trove for historians of Africa: reflections from the International Studies Group and research associates

Bishi, George, Gwande, Victor, Manamere, Kundai, Money, Duncan, Stevenson, Ana, Swartz, Rebecca, and Walton, Sarah Jane (2021) A trove for historians of Africa: reflections from the International Studies Group and research associates. History Australia, 18 (4). pp. 858-863.

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Abstract

Trove opens possibilities for collaborative, transnational and comparative research from scholars in the Global South, who often work with limited financial resources. Indeed, Trove has been indispensable for the South African-based historians in the International Studies Group, who would otherwise face difficulties accessing Australian primary sources. It also enables Australian perspectives to be incorporated into African histories, fostering the emergence of new historical insights. However, mass digitisation has the potential to create an unevenness in transnational history by privileging certain connections, particularly between British settler colonies. These reflections will offer crucial perspectives from a network of early career historians outside Australia.

Item ID: 72960
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1833-4881
Keywords: Africa, comparative, Digitisation, Global South, history, transnational, Trove
Copyright Information: © 2021 Australian Historical Association.
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 06:35
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430323 Transnational history @ 100%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130701 Understanding Africa’s past @ 100%
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