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The EHESS Center for African Studies Library is specialized in the anthropology, history and geography of sub-Saharan Africa and the African diaspora in the West Indies and South America. The collection includes 24,500 monographs and 586 periodical titles. The library holdings are accessible on-line via the SUDOC and BULAC databases.
The library was founded in 1957. It shares a history with the Center for African studies (since 2014 part of the lnstitut des Mondes Africains) and also with the EHESS (Center for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and its precursor, the VIe section de l’école pratique des hautes études, who began teaching African Studies in the 1950's. In 1970, the library came under the aegis of the CARDAN (center for analysis and documentary research on sub-Saharan Africa). In December 2011, the library joined BULAC, the university library for languages and civilizations.
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