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About the BIEA library/archive

AO: This artifact presents the information as displayed on the BIEA website (as of July 19, 2019) as relates to the BIEA library. The library hours on Saturday have been extended to 2 PM.Read more

Elaborations, Methods, Reflections

AO: This exhibit focuses attention on sites and institutions which have been tasked to care for primary ethnographic materials, what I call elsewhere qualitative research data. Given the limited scope and time available, in this iteration of the exhibit, we were not able to follow the people who...Read more

Isaacman, Allen F., Premesh Lalu, and Thomas I. Nygren. 2005. “Digitization, History, and the Making of a Postcolonial Archive of Southern African Liberation Struggles: The Aluka Project.” Africa Today 52 (2): 55–77.

AO: While not explicitly on BIEA or Kenya, this article is important to better understand the context out of which Aluka was created. Aluka is the digital library which houses the (partially) digitized collections of BIEA. Founded in 2003, in June 2008, the Ithaka...Read more

Kariuki, Collins. 2019. “National Archives: From Bank to a Haven of Knowledge.” Daily Nation, May 31, 2019.

AO: This brief Daily Nation article from May 31, 2019 outlines the history of the building and describes how: "[b]y offering internships, attachments and volunteer opportunities to youth, the Archives continues to play a critical role in the lives of Kenyans." I included the article to...Read more

Githethwa, Njuki. 2018. “Feeling Mwalimu Nyerere Intellectual Festival.” Pambazuka News, July 6, 2018.

AO: This article reports back on the author's experience of the 2018 Mwalimu Nyerere Intellectual Festival and includes mention of the Ukombozi Library.Read more

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