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Oxfam archive catalogues arrive online

The first three catalogues resulting from the cataloguing of the Oxfam archive at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, are now available online. 850 boxes of archive material and almost 500 posters are now open to researchers, much of the material relating to Oxfam’s development and humanitarian work in Africa. The catalogues cover the records of Oxfam’s programme policy and management, the records of its campaigning work and the records of its external and internal communications. See http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/savingoxfordmedicine/ for further information and links to the catalogues.

The Oxfam archive, spanning seventy years, is being catalogued in a four and a half year project supported by the Wellcome Trust. The project has been divided into three 18 month phases with a tranche of catalogued material made available to researchers at the end of each phase. See http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/finding-resources/special/projects/saving-oxford-medicine/cataloguing-the-oxfam-archive for further information on the project.

Workshop call for ‘Africa Works! Creating New Partnerships’ Conference

A call has gone out for workshops for the ‘Africa Works! Creating New Partnerships’ International Conference which will take place in Leiden, The Netherlands, on 16 and 17 October 2014. Organised by the African Studies Centre, Leiden, and the Netherlands African Business Council, the conference aims to explore the challenges and opportunities which Africa poses to governments, businesses, NGOs and knowledge centres and will enable new partnerships to be forged. Around 500 participants are expected. See http://www.africaworks.nl/en for further information.

SCOLMA Annual Conference 2014 ‘African Trajectories: Travel and the Archive’

Registration is open for the 2014 SCOLMA annual conference which will be taking place on Wednesday 2 July at the University of Birmingham. The theme is ‘African Trajectories: Travel and the Archive’ and Noo Saro-Wiwa, author of ‘Looking for Transwonderland: travels in Nigeria’ will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers will consider travel writing in the digital age, travel and cartography, the travels of Solomon Plaatje and Mrs J. Theodore Bent and the information on travelling in Africa in the 20th century to be found in the archives of Barclays Bank. The full programme and information on how to register can be seen at http://scolma.org/event/annual-conference-2014-african-trajectories-travel-the-archive/ .


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