A trove for historians of Africa

TitleA trove for historians of Africa
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsG. Bishi, V. Gwande, K. Manamere, D.J. Money, A. Stevenson, R. Swartz, and S.-J. Walton
Secondary TitleHistory Australia
Date Published2021
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1833-4881
KeywordsAfrica, Australia, digital resources, history, Trove

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.

IR handle/ Full text URLhttps://hdl.handle.net/1887/3307813
Citation Key11425