ELIAS 9th annual meeting in Paris

This year's meeting of ELIAS (European Librarians in African Studies) will take place on 7 July in Paris, hosted by BULAC - Bibliothèque universitaire des langues et civilisations. The meeting is open to ELIAS members and other interested librarians, archivists, documentalists or other information workers. Theme of this year’s meeting: Special Collections.

Draft Programme

9.00: Registration

9.15: Welcome address

9.30-10.30: Library tour

- Benjamin Guichard, scientific Director (Presentation of the project, the BULAC and services)

- Alexandre Asanovic, Head of Collections Division (The place of the Africanist collections in the collections of the BULAC)

10.30: Tea and Coffee Break

11.00-12.30: Keynote speakers

- Ninja Steinbach-Huether, Thomas Efer (University of Leipzig): African knowledge in BnF catalogue data. Quantitative graph-based analyses clarifying tracks of 'published and perished'?

- Peter Limb (Michigan State University, East Lansing): Building African Bandes dessinées/comic art collections


13.15: Lunch

14.30: ELIAS Annual Business Meeting

15.00: Thematic contributions on 'Special Collections'

- Pier Luigi Rossi (Institut de recherche pour le développement-IRD): Tropical soil science in open access (The PeTroLAc Project)

- Dag Henrichsen (Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Basel): Shared voices. Audio letters from Namibian townships

- Françoise Gubry (Centre Population & Développement-CEPED, Paris): The IREDA project (Inventory of Population Censuses and Surveys in Africa)

- Meliné Pehlivanian (Orientabteilung, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin): Africana special collections in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

- Sophia Thubauville, Sabine Dinslage, Kim Glück and Moritz Müller (Frobenius-Institut, Frankfurt am Main): Indexing and Digitizing of the Archival Material on Ethiopian Studies of the Frobenius Institute

16.30: Tea and Coffee Break

17.00: Short country presentations

- Peter Limb (Michigan State University, East Lansing): New African digital initiatives: photographic, archival, and newspaper

- Alicia Leon y Barella (SCD Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris): Introducing the future library of the Campus Condorcet

- Fleur de Jaeger (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren): Knowledge Corner: RMCA’s Digital Information Sources

- Hartmut Bergenthum (Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main): The German reform of the DFG-funded 'Special Subject Collections'

- Françoise Blum (Centre d'histoire sociale du XXe siècle, Paris): The BiogrAfrique project: Dictionary of african protest and mobilizations, 'Maitron Africa'

20.00: Conference Dinner

The organizers

Marine Defosse, BULAC (marine.defosse@bulac.fr)

Fabrice Melka, IMAF (fabrice.Melka@univ-paris1.fr)

Michèle Raffutin, IMAF (michele.raffutin@univ-paris1.fr)

More information on the conference.

Date, time and location

07 July 2015
BULAC, 65 Rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris. About BULAC: http://www.bulac.fr/bulac-in-english/who-are-we