Content Plan

Broad Framing of Thematic Areas and Subareas

The ORE of African History seeks to map the entire field through the content plan outlined below. These areas form the basis of plans for individual articles, which will be commissioned and added continuously over the life of the project. This list will expand as the field evolves.

Visit the Editorial Board page for more information on the experts who have contributed to this plan, and contact us with feedback and article suggestions.

  • African Diaspora

  • Afrocentrism

  • Archaeology

  • Central Africa

  • Colonial Conquest and Rule

  • Cultural History

  • Early States and State Formation in Africa

  • East Africa and Indian Ocean

  • Economic History

  • Historical Linguistics

  • Historical Preservation and Cultural Heritage

  • Historiography and Image of Africa

  • Intellectual History

  • Invention of Tradition

  • Language and History

  • Legal History

  • Medical History

  • Military History

  • North Africa and the Gulf

  • Northeastern Africa

  • Oral Traditions

  • Political History

  • Religious History

  • Slavery and Slave Trade

  • Social History

  • Southern Africa

  • West Africa

  • Women’s History

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