Forthcoming Articles

Explore ORE of African History articles in progress, organized by subfield (note that articles may appear under more than one category). Projected publication dates are provided for articles in production. When available, linked titles will take you to an advance summary of the article.

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African Diaspora

The Indian Ocean and Africa (Edward A. Alpers), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Slave Trades and Diaspora in the Middle East, 700 to 1900 CE (George La Rue), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
André do Couto Godinho (Lucilene Reginaldo), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Liberated Africans (Richard Anderson), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Music in Cabo Verde (Glaúcia Nogueira), forthcoming Apr–Jun 2021

Afrocentrism

African Women in Music, Theater, and Performance (Adedayo L. Abah), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021

Archaeology

The Archaeology of Nyanga, Eastern Zimbabwe (Plan Shenjere-Nyabezi), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
African Maritime Archaeology (Edward Pollard), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021

Central Africa

Spirits and Healing in West and Central Africa: A New Synthesis (Wyatt MacGaffey), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
André do Couto Godinho (Lucilene Reginaldo), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Women in Gabon (Claire H. Griffiths), forthcoming Apr–Jun 2021
Women in Central African Republic (Juan Fandos-Rius), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021

Colonial Conquest and Rule

History of Sport in Lusophone Africa (Andrea Marzano, Marcelo Bittencourt, Victor Melo), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Land Resettlement and Restitution in Zimbabwe (Joseph Mujere), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Christianity and Abolition in Africa (Paul Kollman), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The History of Sierra Leone (Gibril R. Cole), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021

Cultural History

Spirits and Healing in West and Central Africa: A New Synthesis (Wyatt MacGaffey), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
African Women in Music, Theater, and Performance (Adedayo L. Abah), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
History of Sport in Lusophone Africa (Andrea Marzano, Marcelo Bittencourt, Victor Melo), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
History, Politics, and Culture in the Highlands of Northeastern Tanzania (N. Thomas Håkansson), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The Politics of Archives in Uganda (Derek R. Peterson), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021

Early States and State Formation in Africa

Commissioning in progress

East Africa and Indian Ocean

Maathai, Wangari (Kabiru Kinyanjui), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The Indian Ocean and Africa (Edward A. Alpers), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
African Maritime Archaeology (Edward Pollard), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Lady Irene Namaganda (Nakanyike B. Musisi), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
History, Politics, and Culture in the Highlands of Northeastern Tanzania (N. Thomas Håkansson), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Liberated Africans (Richard Anderson), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The Politics of Archives in Uganda (Derek R. Peterson), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The Indian Diaspora in Tanzania (Ned Bertz), forthcoming Apr–Jun 2021

Economic History

Commissioning in progress

Historical Linguistics

Commissioning in progress

Historical Preservation and Cultural Heritage

Land Resettlement and Restitution in Zimbabwe (Joseph Mujere), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
History of Photography in Apartheid South Africa (Kylie Thomas), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The Politics of Archives in Uganda (Derek R. Peterson), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021

Historiography and Methods

The Politics of Archives in Uganda (Derek R. Peterson), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The Preservation of African Websites as Historical Sources (Marion Frank-Wilson), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021

Image of Africa

Commissioning in progress

Intellectual History

Uthman (Osman) dan Fodio (1754-1817): Life and Religious Philosophy (Seyni Moumouni), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021

Invention of Tradition

Commissioning in progress

Language and History

Commissioning in progress

Legal History

Commissioning in progress

Medical History

Commissioning in progress

Military History

Commissioning in progress

North Africa and the Gulf

Slave Trades and Diaspora in the Middle East, 700 to 1900 CE (George La Rue), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The Islamic State in the Maghreb (Zacharias P. Pieri), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
African Maritime Archaeology (Edward Pollard), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021

Northeastern Africa

The Indian Ocean and Africa (Edward A. Alpers), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Al-Shabaab (Oscar Gakuo Mwangi), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Slave Trades and Diaspora in the Middle East, 700 to 1900 CE (George La Rue), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The Islamic State in the Maghreb (Zacharias P. Pieri), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Women’s Organizing and Activism in Sudan Between the Mid-20th and Early 21st Centuries (Nada Mustafa Ali), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021

Oral Traditions

Commissioning in progress

Political History

Uthman (Osman) dan Fodio (1754-1817): Life and Religious Philosophy (Seyni Moumouni), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Women in Gabon (Claire H. Griffiths), forthcoming Apr–Jun 2021
Women in Central African Republic (Juan Fandos-Rius), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021

Religious History

Spirits and Healing in West and Central Africa: A New Synthesis (Wyatt MacGaffey), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The Indian Ocean and Africa (Edward A. Alpers), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Uthman (Osman) dan Fodio (1754-1817): Life and Religious Philosophy (Seyni Moumouni), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Christianity and Abolition in Africa (Paul Kollman), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The History of the Soga Family, Race, and Identity in South Africa in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (Natasha Erlank), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021

Slavery and Slave Trade

The Indian Ocean and Africa (Edward A. Alpers), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Slave Trades and Diaspora in the Middle East, 700 to 1900 CE (George La Rue), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Sokoto Caliphate (Murray Last), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
André do Couto Godinho (Lucilene Reginaldo), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Christianity and Abolition in Africa (Paul Kollman), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Liberated Africans (Richard Anderson), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The History of Sierra Leone (Gibril R. Cole), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021

Social History

Childhood and Youth in African History (S. E. Duff), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
History of Sport in Lusophone Africa (Andrea Marzano, Marcelo Bittencourt, Victor Melo), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Land Resettlement and Restitution in Zimbabwe (Joseph Mujere), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The History of the Soga Family, Race, and Identity in South Africa in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (Natasha Erlank), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Women in Gabon (Claire H. Griffiths), forthcoming Apr–Jun 2021

Southern Africa

The Archaeology of Nyanga, Eastern Zimbabwe (Plan Shenjere-Nyabezi), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Land Resettlement and Restitution in Zimbabwe (Joseph Mujere), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The Wiriyamu Massacre (Mustafah Dhada), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
History of Photography in Apartheid South Africa (Kylie Thomas), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
African Maritime Archaeology (Edward Pollard), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
The History of the Soga Family, Race, and Identity in South Africa in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (Natasha Erlank), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Multicultural Lives, Defiance and Liberation Politics in Namibia: The Getzen-Kerina Family History (Dag Henrichsen), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021

West Africa

Spirits and Healing in West and Central Africa: A New Synthesis (Wyatt MacGaffey), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Asante Queen Mothers in Ghana (Beverly J. Stoeltje), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Uthman (Osman) dan Fodio (1754-1817): Life and Religious Philosophy (Seyni Moumouni), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Archives and History in The Gambia (Bala Saho), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
African Maritime Archaeology (Edward Pollard), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Liberated Africans (Richard Anderson), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Music in Cabo Verde (Glaúcia Nogueira), forthcoming Apr–Jun 2021
The History of Sierra Leone (Gibril R. Cole), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021
Women in Niger (Ousseina D. Alidou, Halimatou Hima), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021

Women’s History

Asante Queen Mothers in Ghana (Beverly J. Stoeltje), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Maathai, Wangari (Kabiru Kinyanjui), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Lady Irene Namaganda (Nakanyike B. Musisi), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2021
Women in Gabon (Claire H. Griffiths), forthcoming Apr–Jun 2021
Women in Central African Republic (Juan Fandos-Rius), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021
Women in Niger (Ousseina D. Alidou, Halimatou Hima), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021
Women’s Organizing and Activism in Sudan Between the Mid-20th and Early 21st Centuries (Nada Mustafa Ali), forthcoming Jan-Mar 2021