RMCA publications

Online publications

These on-line publications can be accessed and downloaded free of charge.

Currently four series are available online (digital series):

  1. Monographs of the DR Congo Provinces
    This collection of 26 monographs is part of an ongoing project on the new provinces of the DR Congo.
  2. Documents on Social Sciences and Humanities
    Work of researchers, inventories and doctoral theses in Humanities or publications that were originally part of the "Annals of Human Sciences" collection and are currently out of print.
  3. Digital publications on Geology
    Works that in the past were available only as books in the RMCA series "Tervuren African Geosciences Collection" of the RMCA but out of stock.
  4. Zoological Documentation Online Series
    Since 2010, this series proposes work of researchers, inventories and doctoral theses in Zoology. Also works that in the past were available as RMCA’s books but out of stock.   

 

Readers will also find RMCA  annual reports in PDF format.

If you wish to obtain a printed and bound copy (in-house print-on-demand) of these books, please contact dirk.de.croes@africamuseum.be for a price quotation or to place an order.

More information : Isabelle Gerard

Monographs of the DR Congo Provinces

This collection of 26 monographs is part of an ongoing project on the new provinces of the DR Congo.
Initially published in book format with the publishers Éditions Le Cri, then Samsa, this series will continue henceforth as a free online publication.


The previous monographs (1 to 4) remain on sale in select bookstores and at the RMCA. You can also consult them here in open access thanks to the support of Belgian Development Cooperation for this project. 
If you wish to acquire a printed copy, please contact publications@africamuseum.be
 
Two volumes on decentralisation in the DR Congo, written as part of the same research project, are also on sale. (see "How to order?")

 

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Vol. 1
Maniema. Espace et vies
(pdf - 13 MB)

by Jean Omasombo Tshonda (ed.)

   
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Vol. 2
Haut-Uele. Trésor touristique
(pdf - 6,8 MB)

by Jean Omasombo Tshonda (ed.)

   
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Vol. 3
Kwango. Les pays des Bana Lunda
(pdf - 12,4 MB)

by Jean Omasombo Tshonda (ed.)

   
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Sud-Ubangi. Bassins d'eau et espace agricole
(pdf - 59 MB)

by Jean Omasombo Tshonda (ed.)
   
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Vol. 5
Kasaï - Oriental: Un noeud gordien dans l'espace congolais
(pdf - 22 MB)

by Jean Omasombo Tshonda (ed.)     

   
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Vol. 6
Bas-Uele. Pouvoirs locaux et économie agricole :
héritages d’un passé brouillé

(pdf - 19 MB)

by Jean Omasombo Tshonda  (ed.)     

   
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Vol. 7
Tanganyika. Espace fécondé par le lac et le rail
(pdf - 12 MB)

by Jean Omasombo Tshonda (ed.)

 
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Vol. 8
Mongala. Jonction des territoires et bastion d'une identité supra-ethnique.
(pdf - 20 MB)

by Jean Omasombo Tshonda (ed.)

   
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Vol. 9
Équateur. Au coeur de la cuvette congolaise
(pdf - 20,5 MB)

by Jean Omasombo Tshonda (ed.)

   
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Vol. 10
Kasaï. Des entités singulières dans un espace politico-administratif
(pdf - 16,6 MB)

by Jean Omasombo Tshonda (ed.)

Documents on Human and Social Sciences


Research works, inventories and doctoral dissertations are offered in open access because of the wide appeal of their content. However, they have not been subjected to peer review. The online series also offers books that were part of the "Annals of Human Sciences" collection but are now out of print.
 

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Field Manual for African Archaeology

 

Edited by:
Alexandre Livingstone Smith
Els Cornelissen
Olivier P. Gosselain
Scott MacEachern

   
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Original autobiography in Kikongo by Joseph Vuadi, unpublished typescript.
(pdf 9 MB)
Or read the retranscription (pdf 840 KB)

For more information on this text, please consult the following publication :
MABILA MANTUBA-NGOMA, Pamphile and ZANA ETAMBALA, Mathieu. 2016. La Société congolaise face à la modernité (1700-2010). Mélanges eurafricains offerts à Jean-Luc Vellut, series ‘Cahiers africains », no. 89, pp. 179-207.

   
 cover_onlinepub_senoufo.jpg Aspects de la métallurgie des Sénoufo et des Guéré de Côte d’Ivoire
(pdf 4,9 MB / in French)
by Daniel Arnoldussen (ed.) & Soro Tenena
   
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Techniques, rituels et organisation sociale des forgerons Shi
Sud-Kivu, République démocratique du Congo

(pdf - 1,8 MB / in French)
by Daniel Arnoldussen (2015)

   
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Annual Meeting of the International Committee of Musical Instrument Museum and Collections
CIMCIM2011 - Tervuren : Reports
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by Ignace De Keyser, former head of the Ethnomusicology Section

Articles by/par Susanne Fürniss, Jean-Gilbert Kouloufoua, Aka Konin, Victorine Mayemba Buyuku,
Saskia Willaert, Madeleine Leclair, Marie-Anne Loeper-Attia, Anne Houssay, Wolfgang Früh, Rémy Jadinon
(pdf 4,3 MB)

   
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Fouilles archéologiques dans la vallée du Haut-Lualaba, Zaire
III Kamilamba, Kikulu et Malemba-Nkulu, 1975

par Pierre de Maret, 1992
(former 'Annals of Human Sciences' vol. 131 - in French only)

I Textes (pdf 4,2 MB)
II Planches (pdf 2,8 MB)
 

   
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Dictionnaire kinande - français
 
with index français-kinande
(pdf - 3,5 MB)

by Kambale Kavutirwaki and Ngessimo M. Mutaka
Preface by prof. Claire Grégoire


 

   
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Aspects de l'art musical des Tchaman de Côte d'Ivoire
(pdf 1.5 MB/ in French)
by Aka Konin

 

   

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La vie musicale chez les Agni-n'dénéan
(pdf  2,3MB / in French)
by Aka Konin
   
 cover_online_niaboualti.jpg L'Art musical chez les Niaboua, un peuple krou du centre-ouest de la Côte d'Ivoire: Niaboua
(pdf 1,6 MB/in French)
by Aka Konin (2012)
   
 cover-online-ngain.jpg L'Art musical d'un peuple mandé-sud de la Côte d'Ivoire: Cas des N'gain
De la sous-préfecture de Bonguéra

(pdf 1,7 MB/in French)
by Aka Konin (2013)
   
 cover_onlinepub_gban.jpg Les instruments de musique - Gban
(pdf 2MB / in French)
by Aka Konin and Gustave Guiraud
   
 cover_onlinepub_koulango.jpg Les instruments de musique - Koulango
(pdf 1MB / in French)
by Aka Konin
   
 cover_onlinepub_nafana.jpg Traditions musicales chez deux peuples Gour du Nord-Est de la Côte d'Ivoire:
cas des Nafana et des Dégha de la région de Bondoukou

(pdf 1,24 MB/in French)
by Aka Konin
   
 cover-onlinepub_Lagunaires.jpg Traditions musicales chez les Akan Lagunaires de Côte d'Ivoire
(pdf 1.8 MB / in French)
by Aka Konin
   
 cover_onlinepub_poterie.jpg Chaîne opératoire de la poterie. Références ethnographiques, analyses et reconstitutions
(pdf 11 MB / in French)
by Alexandre Livingstone Smith
   
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Tense and Aspect in Niger-Congo
(pdf 7,5 MB)

By Derek Nurse, Sarah Rose and John Hewson

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Les génies de l'eau et leur culte au Congo-Brazzaville.
Recueil de chants punu

(pdf - 800 KB / in French)
by Carine Plancke (2014)



 

   
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Les musées d'ethnographie contemporains sous le prisme des études postcoloniales


(pdf - 10 MB / in French)
by Anna Seiderer (2014)
   
 famineRuzagayura.jpg La famine Ruzagayura (Rwanda, 1943 - 1944) causes, conséquences et réactions des autorités
(pdf  2,9 MB / in French)
by Dantes Singiza
   
 cover_onlinepub_hema.jpg Une introduction à l'ethnohistoire des Hema du Nord (Congo du Nord-Est)
(pdf  5 MB)
by Edmond Thiry 
   
 

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 Cesse de pleurer, mon enfant. Berceuses du Sud-Est du Katanga
(pdf 637 KB / in French)
by Léon Verbeek
   
 cover_onlinepub_pileuses.jpg Chansons du pilon et de la meule. Pileuses du Sud-Est du Katanga
(pdf 502 kb / in French)
by Léon Verbeek
   
 cover_onlinepub_chasse.jpg Le chasseur africain et son monde. Chansons de chasse du Sud-Est du Katanga
(pdf 2 MB / in French)
by Léon Verbeek
   
 cover_onlinepub_jumeaux.jpg Les jumeaux africains et leur culte. Chansons des jumeaux du Sud-Est du Katanga
(pdf 502 KB / in French)
by Léon Verbeek
   
 cover_onlinepub_pleur.jpg Pleureuses du Luapula-Moëro. Mélopées funèbres du Sud-Est Katanga
(pdf 18MB/ in French)
by Léon Verbeek
   
 cover_onlinepub_peche.jpg Univers des pêcheurs et piroguiers africains. Chansons de la pêche et de la pirogue au sud-est du Katanga
(pdf  1,4 MB / in French)
by Léon Verbeek
   

 


Digital publications in Geology

The available works in this category were previously published in book form in the RMCA series "Tervuren African Geosciences Collection".
These are currently out of print but with the author’s permission, they are still accessible in PDF format free of charge.

cover_onlinepub_geosahara.jpg Géologie du Sahara occidental et central (pdf 44 MB / in French) 
by Jean Fabre

 


Zoological Documentation Online Series

The collection of books entitled "Zoological Documentation", which was a subseries of our "Zoological Sciences Annals", was discontinued in 2002 after issue no. 27.
Today the RMCA offers a digital version of this long-time series: "Zoological Documentation Online Series".

Research works, inventories and doctoral dissertations, and also out of stock books published by the RMCA, available only online can be accessed and downloaded free of charge (open access).
 

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Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on African Fish and Fisheries,
Addid Ababa, Ethiopia, 2-23 September 2008 (PAFFA)

by Jos Snoeks & Abebe Getahun (eds), 2013
(39 p.)

 

   
 Types-Birds Type Specimens of Birds (334 p.)
in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren
   
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by R. Jocqué & A.S. Dippenaar-Schoeman

 

 

 

Annual reports
 

cover_onlinepub_report2016.jpg Annual report 2016 (pdf 15 MB) Full and detailed reports of all our activities:
- Biology department (pdf 2.5 MB)
- Earth Sciences department (pdf 1.3 MB)
- Cultural Anthropology and History department (pdf 2.8 MB)

 
cover_onlinepub_report2015.jpg Annual report 2015 (pdf 15 MB) Full and detailed reports of all our activities:
- Biology department (pdf 1.7 MB)
- Earth Sciences department (pdf 1.3 MB)
- Cultural Anthropology and History department (pdf 1.6 MB)
     
cover_onlinepub_report2014.jpg Annual report 2014 (pdf 19 MB) Full and detailed reports of all our activities:
- Biology department (pdf 1.2 MB)
- Earth Sciences department (pdf 1 MB)
- Cultural Anthropology and History department (pdf 1 MB)
- Support and Public services (pdf 1 MB)
     
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Annual report 2011-2012 (pdf 18 MB)  

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Annual report 2011 (pdf 16 MB)  

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Annual report 2010 (pdf 39 MB)  

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Annual report 2009 (FR) (pdf 9 MB)  
     
cover_onlinepub_07-08 Annual report 2007-2008 (pdf 24 MB)  
     
 cover_onlinepub_0506.jpg Annual report 2005-2006  (pdf 8,1 MB)  
     

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Annual report 2003-2004 (pdf  4 MB)  

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Annual report 2002 (pdf 2,75 MB)  

 

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