French and Francophone
6. French resources in Sub-Saharan Africa
6.2 Research Centres
Has a research unit on Social Sciences and Humanities covering subjects from geography, history, sociology, philosophy, psychology to anthropology.
See the research group GRECCAP (Groupement de recherches comparatives en droit constitutionnel, administratif etpolitique) for studies on the theme of African Law and institutional development for the developing countries (Droitsafricains et développement institutionnel des pays en développement).
Laboratoire LLACAN (Langue, Langages et Cultures d’Afrique Noire) (CNRS)
Part of the Institut National des Civilisation Orientales (INALCO), CNRS, Paris. Good source of information on the study of African languages and linguistics, as well as African literatures.
Online access to LLAN articles and publications on languages, language and cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Interdisciplinary thematic network (Réseau Thématique pluridisciplinaire) on African studies.
Interdisciplinary research centre (history, ethnology, anthropology, political sciences) with access to a number of documentary sources on Africa.
Pluridisciplinary research centre on the study of Africa (political sciences, history, sociology, economics). Access to a research library with 30,000 books and 850 periodicals.
The Centre of African Studies (Centre d’études africaines - CEAf) has contributed to the renewal of social sciences research on Africa and its global diaspora. Anthropologists, geographers, historians and sociologists associated with the Centre work in a multi-disciplinary perspective, considering the past in the analysis of the present and space in the analysis of societies. As a place of education and influence of a large part of French anthropology, the CEAF continues to diversify its research themes and to renew its research questions.
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent pan-African research organisation primarily focusing on social sciences research in Africa.
The CODESRIA Documentation and Information Centre (CODICE) offers electronic resources in full text in open access: http://codesria.kohalibrary.com/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl