1650 map entitled 'Regna Congo et Angola' by Joannes (Johan) Jansson - Janssonium
Saint Paul of Luanda before 1645

Saint Paul of Luanda from a Joan-Johannes Blaeu
book published in Amsterdam in 1645

European boat engraved by a kongo
craftsman on an ivory tusk,
(probably early XIXth century -
National Museum of African Art)


> African Archaeology Virtual Library - since 2005 the African Archaeology
   web site is also included in the WWW Virtual Library History Central
   Catalogue : Bibliography of Angola - Bibliography of DRC - Bibliography
   of Congo
- Bibliography on the palaeo-environment of Central Africa.

> Africana Linguistica : Africana Linguistica is dedicated to the study of
   African languages with special focus on Bantu. The journal welcomes
   original descriptive, historical and typological papers in phonetics /
   phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology and semantics.

> African Languages and Cultures at Ghent University.

> Afrika-Vereniging van de Universiteit Gent (AVRUG): African Languages
   and Cultures at Ghent University

> Afriterra : Cartographic Library and Archive assembling and preserving
   the original rare maps of Africa. See "continent", "south" and
   "central" for maps relating to the Kongo kingdom.

> Atlas of Mutual Heritage : maps, drawings, prints and paintings of
   locations related to the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-
   Indische Compagnie, VOC) and the West-Indische Compagnie (WIC)

> Belgian Association of Africanists (BVA / ABA). "Depuis 1984 la BVA/ABA
   rassemble les africanistes belges de toutes les disciplines en sciences
   humaines à travers la frontière linguistique et les frontières

> Centre for Studies in African Humanities (CESAH) : a forum of interaction
   to all researchers affiliated with the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Ghent
   University who carry out research in and on Africa.

> Crossroads of Empires blog. We are a team of archaeologists, historians and
   anthropologists studying the Niger Valley where it borders Niger and Bénin
   (West Africa). We are carrying out new excavations and research to shed
   more light on the people that inhabited the area between about 1200
   and 1850 AD.

> Gents Afrika Platform (GAP). The Ghent Africa Platform (GAP) is an umbrella
   organisation of several, sometimes very diverse, ‘actors' belonging to the
   Ghent University Association (AUGent), which focus on the African continent
   (and/or on the African Diaspora).

> Heritage of Portuguese Influence/ Património de Influência Portuguesa.
   This portal is the natural evolution of the project "Portuguese Heritage
   around the World: architecture and urbanism" directed by José Mattoso and
   undertaken by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from 2007 to 2012.

> History, archaeology, and new genetics of the Transatlantic slave trade -
   The EUROTAST network consists of ten partner institutions across
   Europe and involves leading researchers from a wide range of disciplines,
   including history, archaeology, social anthropology and population genetics
   contributing to a better understanding of the history of the transatlantic
   slave trade and its legacies today.

> International Council of African Museums

> John Thornton’s African Texts
   (Cavazzi, “Missione evangelica al Regno de Congo”; Antonio Franco,
   Synopsis Annalium Societatis Jesu in Lusitania ab 1540 usque
   ad annum 1725; Roboredo, Kikongo Sermo)

> KongoLinks : bibliography of first hand accounts about the Kongo
   kingdom between the XVth and the XIXth centuries

> Kwilu Bantu : Documentation of cultural heritage in three endangered Bantu
   languages of the Kwilu (DRC)

> Project KONGOKING: Political centralization, economic integration and language
   evolution in Central Africa: An interdisciplinary approach to the early history
   of the Kongo kingdom

> REFLEX : The Reflex project aims to provide the scientific community with
   a Reference Lexicon for African languages, as well as various tools for
   processing and analyzing this corpus.

> Slavery Images : The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the
   Americas: A Visual Record (very good copies of engravings from the
   XVth century onwards).

> Society for Historical Archaeology - Formed in 1967, the Society for Historical
   Archaeology (SHA) is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology
   of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present). The main focus of the society is the
   era since the beginning of European exploration.

> Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology - The SPMA was founded in 1966
   with the aim of promoting the archaeology of late medieval to industrial
   society in Britain, Europe and those countries influenced by European

> Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAFA) - The Society of Africanist
   Archaeologists is an organization of archaeologists, researchers
   from associated disciplines and others who share an interest in African
   archaeology and African societies

> WEB Bibliography for African Languages and Linguistics ( WEB-BALL)
   Maybe the largest database on African languages on the web.
   Created and curated by the LLACAN team (Langage, Langues et Cultures
   d'Afrique Noire - UMR 8135 du CNRS)

> Web Resources for African Languages - These pages contain links to other
   sites hosting free stuff, be they downloadable files (of any format), web-readable
   texts, searchable databases, or whatever. Particular attention is given to materials
   that contain structural/descriptive data, though not exclusively so.

> Worldmap : WorldMap is being developed by the Center for Geographic
   Analysis at Harvard University (United States).