October 27, 2013

AMESA: New Online Directory of African Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or South Asian Studies Scholars

From http://amesa.cul.columbia.edu/pages/about

AMESA is a free online international directory containing records of individuals who have identified themselves as being involved in any aspect of scholarship in the fields of African Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or South Asian Studies.

Since the mid-1990s, Columbia University Libraries sponsored three online International Directories of African Studies, Middle East Studies, and South Asian Studies Scholars, otherwise known as IDASS, IDMES, and IDSAS. AMESA is meant to replace these separate directories.

This directory is indexed, allowing readers to do a full text search (in English or in French) by name or keyword (e.g. subject of interest, city or country, university or organizational affiliation, etc.) within one region of the world or across regions. Each directory entry includes background and contact information, lists of publications, brief descriptions of research and teaching activities, and relevant web links.

The new AMESA site is designed to allow scholars to submit online their own entries and view and edit existing entries. All submitted entries and edits are checked for typographical errors and then made publicly accessible in a timely fashion by the staff of the Global Studies Division of Columbia University Libraries.

AMESA is available at http://amesa.cul.columbia.edu

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