African Historical Review

The African Historical Review is the successor to Kleio: A Journal of Historical Studies from Africa, which was published by the Department of History at the University of South Africa (Unisa) for more than thirty-five years. It therefore has a long and distinguished history. Originally conceived as a research and teaching forum for histories taught in the Department and to promote the work of students and staff, the journal has more recently been transformed into a publication in which high quality articles on a wide variety of historical subjects have appeared. The outstanding level of professional research and writing displayed in the journal has been recognised internationally, and from 2004 it became an accredited academic journal in South Africa, earning subsidy from the Department of Education. It is being relaunched as the African Historical Review in order to attract both a broader readership and contributor base and to showcase scholarship beyond southern Africa thus emphasising its intention to articulate southern African studies with continental African scholarship.

The African Historical Review is distinguished from other southern African historical journals in being independent of any professional society or association, thus encouraging a wider range of content and diversity of opinion, topic and authorship. Its mission, as befits its base in Africa and its new name, is to be transdisciplinary, responsive to theoretical developments in research relating to the the continent of Africa and within fields closely linked to historical and heritage studies (including teaching) more generally. We welcome contributions from both established and younger scholars on themes from or in Africa, and would like to encourage innovative writing and research on a variety of topics and with an array of theoretical frameworks.

Biannual.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
17532523
ISSN (online): 
17532531

Latest articles

Volume 49 (1)

Europe’s First Settler Colonial Incursion into Africa: The Genocide of aboriginal Canary Islanders
vol. 49 (1): 1-26
Narratives in Anecdotes, Memory and Interlocutors: An Early Engagement with Neville Alexander’s Story
vol. 49 (1): 27-45
“By Whatever Means Necessary!”: Surviving in Post-2000 Zimbabwe
vol. 49 (1): 91-103
Solidarity Road: The Story of a Trade Union in the Ending of Apartheid
vol. 49 (1): 104-105
The Road to Soweto: Resistance and the Uprising of 16 June 1976
vol. 49 (1): 106-110
Poverty in South Africa, Past and Present: A Jacana Pocket History
vol. 49 (1): 111-113
Manners Make a Nation: Racial Etiquette in Southern Rhodesia, 1910–1963
vol. 49 (1): 114-117
Colonial Cinema in Africa: Origins, Images, Audiences
vol. 49 (1): 118-119
Trophies, Relics and Curios? Missionary Heritage from Africa and the Pacific
vol. 49 (1): 120-123
Die Herero-Opstand, 1904–1907
vol. 49 (1): 124-124
Verwoerd: Só Onthou Ons Hom
vol. 49 (1): 125-125

Volume 48 (2)

From Peru to Ichaboe: The dynamics of a shifting guano frontier, 1840–5
vol. 48 (2): 1-23
From Peru to Ichaboe: The dynamics of a shifting guano frontier, 1840–5
vol. 48 (2): 1-23
Reverend James Macdonald Auld and the disintegration of traditional leadership in Xhosaland
vol. 48 (2): 24-42
Reverend James Macdonald Auld and the disintegration of traditional leadership in Xhosaland
vol. 48 (2): 24-42
A history of conservation of built heritage sites of the Swahili Coast in Tanzania
vol. 48 (2): 43-67
A history of conservation of built heritage sites of the Swahili Coast in Tanzania
vol. 48 (2): 43-67
Sun hats, sundowners, and tropical hygiene: Managing settler bodies and minds in British East and South-Central Africa, 1890–1939
vol. 48 (2): 68-91
Sun hats, sundowners, and tropical hygiene: Managing settler bodies and minds in British East and South-Central Africa, 1890–1939
vol. 48 (2): 68-91
South Africa’s ‘Border War’: contested narratives and conflicting memories
vol. 48 (2): 92-94