Gale Review Team
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- Re-imagining Assignments in the DH Classroom: StoryMaps - September 19, 2023
- The First Module in Gale’s Environmental History Series – Conservation and Public Policy in America, 1870-1980 - September 12, 2023
- Decolonisation in the British Empire in Asia: The Malayan Emergency and Singapore - August 29, 2023
- Understanding Recent Enhancements to Sentiment Analysis in Gale Digital Scholar Lab - August 22, 2023
- Exploring the Mail on Sunday Historical Archive, 1982-2011 - August 15, 2023
| By the Gale Review team |
The global movement to ‘decolonise the curriculum’ focuses on creating a more accurate and holistic read of history – and our understanding of people and the world – by questioning the canonical primacy given to some perspectives over others. Access to primary sources can play a key role in this understanding. Librarians at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, have turned to Gale for support. “In 2018 the University of Johannesburg adopted collections focused on slavery and gender,” explains Gale Field Sales Executive Dan Solomon. “Now they have deepened their commitment by purchasing a wide array of Gale archives.”
This acquisition is helping to highlight the importance of investing in Library resources available to students and researchers, particularly positioning the library as the number one library to support humanities research and teaching in South Africa.
The University of Johannesburg Library acquisition of Gale Primary Sources collections includes: Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Making of the Modern World Part II, Making of the Modern Law (various modules), The Telegraph Historical Archive, and Chatham House Online Archive.
Read the full press release here.