African Indigenous Science and Knowledge Systems

Dr. Gloria T. Emeagwali,

Prof. of History and African Studies,

Central Connecticut State University.


Abridged CV of Gloria T. Emeagwali





Multimedia (Video) Resources on Africa and the African Diaspora

vimeo.com/user5946750/videos




Gloria Emeagwali's Video Productions on Africa and the African Diaspora



AFRICA UPDATE, A Quarterly Publication on African Studies, CCSU

By 2012, over 200 articles- by more than 150 scholars.Peer reviewed.

Nominated by EBSCO for inclusion in its Academic Search Complete Research

Database- one of the most prestigious, multidisciplinary collections in the academic world.




Gloria Emeagwali's Multimedia Resources and Conference Archives (photos)

AFRICAN TIMELINE


TIMELINE OF ANCIENT NORTHEAST AFRICA


ABRIDGED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON AFRICA


LEGACY OF AFRICA

'Africa' (Gloria Emeagwali) in 'History of Science Society'

African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the Curriculum( Gloria Emeagwali)



INDIGOKAFE: The Portal for African Literatures,Writers and Film

An exceptionally useful site- with interviews of some of Africa's leading film producers and writers.


INDILINGA, African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems


HORACE CAMPBELL.NET

An incisive,scholarly commentary on current Africa- related events


THE ZELEZA POST: Informed News and Commentary on the Pan-African World

Africa World Film Festival The Africa World Documentary Film Festival is sponsored by the

E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African- American Studies,

University of Missouri, Saint Louis.



PROJECT CULTURAL DACOSTA - BRAZIL


The Nigerian Historian, Professor Toyin Falola, is one of the world's most prolific historians.

By 2009 he had authored and edited over one hundred scholarly books.

The Monumental Work of Distinguished Professor Toyin Falola,

Holder of the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.


THE TOYIN FALOLA ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, IBADAN UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA, JULY 2011



CENTER FOR THE STUDY AND RESEARCH OF

AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA(Director: Beti Ellerson)





In 'africahistory.net' we present various perspectives on African Indigenous Knowledge Systems(AIK)

from a wide range of scholars. We publish brief extracts from scholarly works

on the subject and focus on several areas. We are proud to say that this site has been listed by the

United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as one of the

top 50 of African websites.






1.PARTICIPANTS AT THE CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI, NIGERIA



2. ABSTRACTS FROM THE CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

OCTOBER 2006, NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI, NIGERIA.





3. AFRICANA CONFERENCE ARCHIVES

Table of Contents(non-clickable)

A. Indigenous African Science and Technology

B. African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the African Diaspora

C. Relevant Indigenous Knowledge Organizations

D. Africa-Related Outstanding Books

E. AIDS/Health Related Readings

F. African and African-American Scientists and Inventors

G. Africana Journals and Newspapers

H.African Regional Sites

I.General and Archival Sources Related to Africa

J.Africa Related Institutions

K. Specialized Aspects of African Studies

L. African Cinema

M. Black Scholarly and Popular Sites

N. African Universities

O. Publishers/Multi Media Resources

P. Africa Radio and Television Programs


History Courses Taught by Dr. Gloria Emeagwali at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain

A

Indigenous African Science and Technology

1. History of Africa (Gloria Emeagwali)

2.African Food Processing Techniques (Richard Okagbue)

3. African Textile Techniques (Phillip Shea)

4. African Metallurgy (Olayemi Akinwumi)

5.Colonialism and Africa's Technology (Gloria Emeagwali)

6. Mathematics in pre-colonial Hausaland, West Africa (Ahmad Kani)

7. Psychology: African Dimensions (Bruce Bynum)

8. Ancient Egyptian Astronomy(Theophile Obenga)

9. Eurocentrism and the History of Science (Gloria Emeagwali)

10. African Fractals-Modern Computing and Indigenous Design(Ron Eglash)

Video presentation: Courtesy Ron Eglash & www.TED.com

11. Geometry from Africa(Paulus Gerdes)

12. African Investigations into Space and Time ( Astronomy) (Charles Finch)

13. Critique of Braudel

14.Ancient Egyptian Mathematics (Beatrice Lumpkin)

15. Constraints on Africa's Growth:The IMF and AFRICA -Structural Adjustment (Gloria Emeagwali)

16.African Indigenous Knowledge Systems/Curriculum (Gloria Emeagwali)

17. San/Pfizer Benefit Sharing Agreement on Dietary Drug, South Africa

18. Adire Textiles (Duncan)

19.India scores bio-piracy victory (Sreeram Chaulie)

Note reference to India's TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE DIGITAL LIBRARY(TKDL) of 200,000 Natural Medicinal Prescriptions.


B

African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the African Diaspora
1.African Rice Technologies in the Carolinas,USA

2.African American Quilts

3.African Metallurgy in the Caribbean

4.African Ironmaking Culture among African American Ironworkers


C.

RELEVANT INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATIONS

SRISTI- An Organization Concerned With Third World Indigenous Knowledge( Gupta - India)


D.

NEW PUBLICATIONS/OUTSTANDING BOOKS

E.

AIDS/HEALTH - RELATED READINGS

Leonard Horowitz, Emerging Viruses, AIDS And Ebola: Nature, Accident OR Intentional?

Tetrahedron, Idaho, 2000. Publisher Contact:298-265-2775 (Fax)

Edward Hooper/ Bill Hamilton,THE RIVER- A Journey To The Source OF HIV AND AIDS

An Illuminating and scholarly text on polio vaccines, designer viruses and the AIDS Holocaust.

Note that the IMF continues to insist on the removal of subsidies on health

in African countries with callous disregard for the unfolding AIDS pandemic.

Water privatization may be good business for International Water Limited (IWL), a subsidiary of BECHTEL

but may be a death sentence for the sick and ailing.

See the archives of CCSU's"Africa Update" for three issues on the AIDS pandemic in Africa.


For an illuminating insight into Bio- Terrorism in Apartheid South Africa, see:

Chandre Gould and Peter Folb The South African Chemical and Biological Warfare Program: An Overview,

The Nonproliferation Review. Fall-Winter 2000.

Web site address- http://cns.miis.edu/pubs/npr/vol07/73/73gould.pdf

In the Public Hearings of South Africa's " Truth and Reconciliation Commission" 1996-1999,

some AIDS- related confessions were made by former supporters of the apartheid regime.

Scholars are reflecting on the full implications of these confessions for understanding

the AIDS pandemic in South Africa and the former frontline states.


On Contaminated Polio and Meningitis Vaccines, note the following:

Dr Haruna Kaita of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ahmadu Bello University,

Nigeria commented on the contaminants identified in the WHO sponsored Oral Polio Vaccines of February 2004

in the Weekly Trust, Kaduna, Nigeria.


For an interview of Dr. Tijjani Namiye, the Advisor to the Governor of Kano State, Nigeria, on this incident,see Africa Update vol. 1.4.2004

Pfizer to pay ?50m after deaths of Nigerian children in drug trial experiment Out of court settlement in the case that inspired 'The Constant Gardener'

By Daniel Howden, Africa Correspondent

Monday, 6 April 2009, The Independent [UK]

........... In 1996, the company needed a human trial for what it hoped would be a pharmaceutical "blockbuster",

a broad spectrum antibiotic that could be taken in tablet form. The US-based company sent a

team of its doctors into the Nigerian slum city of Kano in the midst of an appaling meningitis epidemic

to perform what it calls a "humanitarian mission". However the accusers claim it was an unlicensed medical trial on critically-ill children.

A team of Pfizer doctors reached the Nigerian camp just as the outbreak, which killed at least 11,000 people,

was peaking. They set themselves up within metres of a medical station run by the aid group

M?decins Sans Fronti?res, which was dispensing proven treatments to ease the epidemic.

From the crowd that had gathered at the Kano Infectious Diseases Hospital, 200 sick children were picked.

Half were given doses of the experimental Pfizer drug called Trovan and the others were treated with

a proven antibiotic from a rival company. Eleven of the children died and many more,

it is alleged, later suffered serious side-effects ranging from organ failure to brain damage. But with meningitis,

cholera and measles still raging and crowds still queueing at the fence of the camp, the Pfizer

team packed up after two weeks and left. That would probably have been an end to the

story if it weren't for Pfizer employee, Juan Walterspiel. About 18 months after the medical trial

he wrote a letter to the then chief executive of the company, William Steere, saying that

the trial had "violated ethical rules". Mr Walterspiel was fired a day later for reasons "unrelated" to

the letter, insists Pfizer......... "The strategy of big companies when they are dealing with smaller

opponents is to stretch the process, to overwhelm us until we are ready to accept whatever

they want to offer." Trovan never became the blockbuster that Pfizer had hoped for and

it is no longer in production. The EU has banned the drug and it has been withdrawn

from sale in the US....... It appears that Pfizer has finally ended the public relations nightmare

with Friday's settlement. I'm glad we remained the constant gardener and could see this come to fruition........."

In November 2002, Nigerian scientist Professor Emitan Abisogun Bababunmi, Professor of Biochemistry secured a US patent for an AIDS- related drug.

His drug arrests skeletal muscle degeneration and 'slim disease'at a relatively cheap cost. (Pan African News Agency)

F.

African - African American Scientists/Inventors

a.History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA)

b. Mathematicians of the African Diaspora/Ancient and Contemporary Africana Mathematicians (Williams)

c.African American Registry

d.Black History Inventors

e. Lewis Latimer, the African American Inventor and Associate of Graham Bell and Thomas Edison

f.Mark Dean, Computer Scientist

'............Mark Dean is an African-American electrical engineer

and computer scientist who holds more than 20 US patents,

including three of IBM's original nine personal computer patents.

One of the technical and innovative driving forces behind the

personal computer, Dean was recently inducted into the National

Inventors Hall of Fame, one of only a handful of African-

Americans who have been selected for that honor.Today's desktop

computers exist in part because of Dean's research. One of his

earliest inventions was the Industry Standard Architecture 'bus,' a

user interface that permitted devices such as the keyboard, disk

drives, and printers to be connected to the motherboard. He

developed a method for displaying color on monitors, helped

design several PS/2 subsystems, and tested the first gigahertz

CMOS microprocessor. Dean was also instrumental in developing

the unique cellular structure of IBM's signature Blue Gene supercomputer. '

Extract from ScienceDaily.com. July 1,2007.

g.African American Inventors

h.The Inventive Spirit of African Americans (Patricia Carter Sluby)

i.African American Inventors


G.

Africana Journals and Newspapers

a.Pambazuka News

b. West Africa Review:The Wonders of the African World Debate etc

c. Comprehensive Links to Africa- related Electronic Journals and Newsletters- Columbia University

d.Integrated Regional Information Networks

e.Africa Action

f.Caribbean Newspapers

g.Haiti Action Committee

h. Radio France Internationale

1.All Africa

j.Africalog

k.NewsWatch Nigeria

l.JENDA: Journal of Culture and African Women Studies

m.Africa Intelligence (France)

n. Africa Online

o. The East African (Kenya)

p. West Africa Review (Binghamton University)

q.Africa Studies Quarterly (University of Florida)

r. Africa Update(Central Connecticut State University)

s.History Journals Guide -African Journals etc


H.

African Regional Sites

Northeast/East Africa

a. Libyan Resistance to Italian Occupation

b.Northeast Africa: Somali Web Sites (Jama)

c. Queen Hatshepsut's Expedition to the Land of Punt,Somalia(Sayed El-Sayed)

d. Ancient Egypt (Tour Egypt.net/village)

e. Various sites on Ancient Nubia and Egypt (Columbia University- Caruso)

f.Egyptology.com

g.Freeman's Images from Egypt

h. Ancient Nubia/Sudanese Archeology

i.Nubia(Abubakr Sidahmed)

j. ARKAMANI-Sudan Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology

k. Nubian Queens

l.Ancient Horn of Africa

m.Ta-Seti Discussion Group


West Africa /Central Africa

n. Ancient Nigeria

o. Korpela's Nigerian Links

p. West Africa: Cape Verde

q. West Africa: Cote d'Ivoire/Ivory Coast (Abidjan Net)

r.IOWA's AFRICAN ART and LIFE PROJECT(Christopher Roy)


Southern Africa

s. Southern Africa: South Africa (ANC)

t.Safundi, The Journal of South African Comparative Studies

u.South African Apartheid, Reparations and Human Rights (Africa Update. Fall Issue. 2002)


I.

General/Archival Sources Related to Africa

a.Brown's World History Archives ( Africa Related) See his excellent resource on Haiti.

b. Internet African History Sourcebook (Peter Halsall - Fordham)

c. African Primary Sources (Green/Tschabrun- Calif State Univ)

d.Explaining Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade(Gloria Emeagwali/West Africa Review)

e. Cora Agatucci's Links on African Music/Film ( Central Oregon)


J.

Africa Related Institutions/Organizations/Programs

a.Namibia Resource Centre and Southern Africa Library

b. African Studies - Stanford University (Karen Fung)

c. US Foreign Policy and Africa (APIC)

d. African Studies at UPenn

e. African Studies Association (ASA)

f. Racism and the Black World Response Symposium Website

g.Linguistics Association of SADC African Countries

h. US-Africa


i.International Directory of African Studies Scholars (Columbia)

j. Congress of African Historians (Mali)

k.Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

l.PANAFSTRAG


K.

Specialized Aspects of African Studies

a. African Literature of French Expression

b. African Philosophy (Janz)

c. Sudanic Africa

d.Feminism in Africa

e. Assoc. of African Women Scholars (Nnaemeka)

f.African Women's Rights (APIC)

g.Interview of Dr. Molara Ogundipe- A Leading Nigerian Feminist Theorist

h. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza. 'The Significance of Johnson-Sirleaf's Victory.'

JENDA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies: Issue 9, 2006.

www.jendajournal.com

i. Women Leaders of Africa

www.jendajournal,com. Issue 9, 2006


L.

African Cinema

a. INDIGOKAFE: The Portal for African Literature,Writers and Film

An exceptionally useful site, with interviews of some of Africa's leading film producers and writers.

b.TUNDE KELANI's MAINFRAME MOVIES

c.Zanzibar International Film Festival

d.African Film Festival (ARTMATTAN Production, New York)

e.Durban International Film Festival

f.FESPACO African Film Festival

g.New York African Film Festival

g.The Nigerian Film Industry(Africa Update. vol. x1.2.2004)

h.African Cinema:Gloria Emeagwali Interviews Souleymane Cisse (Harvard University)

i.California Newsreel

j.Nollywood Videos (Commercial Site)

k.Samba Gadjigo: "Ousmane Sembene: The Life of a Revolutionary Artist (California Newsreel)

l.African Film Festival ( New York)

m. Film Studies For Free.




M.

SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS

KickOffNigeria

Technology Times

Newswatch

Daily Trust

African Herald

Economic Confidential

Leadership Newspaper

Businessday

Financial Standard

Ph Telegraph

Tell Magazine

This Day Online

Champion

National Daily

Desert Herald




N.

Black Scholarly/Popular/Commercial Sites -in random order

a. Jonathan Cambry: Classical Pianist par excellence

b. Afrocentric Voices in Classical Music

c. Black History Month: Black Firsts >

d. The AfroCuba Website

e. The Black Engineer

f. Black History.Com

g.Black Authors and Published Writers Directory

h. Black Commentator

i. Black Enterprise

j. Vibe

k. Black Collegian

l. Resources on Malcolmn X

m. Black Facts Online

n. Mosaic Books

o. The Global African Presence

p. Jeune Afrique

q. Black Voices

r. ALPHA BLONDY(Seydou Kone, Cote d'Ivoire)-

One of Africa's leading reggae exponents of over 30 years

s.Bob Marley, THE KING

t. California Newsreel(African/African-American)

u. Black Madonnas

v. Black Electorate.com

w. Afropop/ African Music




O.

SELECTED AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES

a.Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

b.National Association of Nigerian Students

c.Medical University of South Africa

d.Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal

e.Dar Es Salaam University, Tanzania

f.Makerere University, Uganda

g.University of Cape Town, South Africa

h.Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

i.Zimbabwe University,Zimbabwe

j.Botswana University,Botswana

k.University of Swaziland

l.Lesotho University, Lesotho



P.

Africa Related Multimedia Resources

a. African- Centered Museum Tours

b.History Notes Digest


c. Abridged Bibliography of Africa


d. The Monumental Work of Toyin Falola

e.BBC STORY OF AFRICA

f. Africa related TV Programs.

g.Mali

h.Abidjan Net

j.Africa related job openings



*Dr Gloria T. Emeagwali, Prof of History/African Studies

History Dept,Central Connecticut State University

Chief Editor, Africa Update, An On-line Newsletter of African Studies, CCSU

*Cited in Marquis Who's Who in America; Marquis Who's Who in the World , Marquis Who's Who in the East, Marquis Who's Who of American Women.


*Member of the Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of the History of Science,Technology and Medicine in non-Western Cultures

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands,1997- a text edited by HELAINE SELIN, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Have a look at related books by Researchers on African Science


Inaugural date of this website: December 20, 1997

Last update: June 2012

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