Forthcoming Articles

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

African Diasporas: History and Historiography (Mohammed Bashir Salau), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Migration History and Historiography (Benedetta Rossi), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Atlantic Slavery and the Slave Trade: History and Historiography (Daniel B. Domingues da Silva, Philip Misevich), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Digital Approaches to the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade (Daryle Williams), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Ozurumba Mbanaso or King Jaja of Opobo (Joseph Davey), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Afrocentrism

Socialist Politics in Lusophone Africa (Michael G. Panzer), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018

Archaeology

The Archaeology of Political Complexity in West Africa Through AD 1450 (Stephen Dueppen), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Igbo-Ukwu (Raphael Chijioke Njoku), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Saharan Peoples and Societies (E. Ann McDougall), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Technological Origins: Primate Perspectives and Early Hominin Tool Use in Africa (Susana Carvalho, Megan Beardmore-Herd), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Pottery chaînes opératoires as Historical Documents (Olivier P. Gosselain), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
An Introduction to the Lower Niger Bronzes of Southern Nigeria (Philip M. Peek), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Scientific Dating Methods in African Archaeology (Vincent J. Hare, Emma Loftus), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Introduction to Archaeological Methods and Sources (Peter Mitchell), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Empire of Mali (Sirio Canós-Donnay), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Archaeobotany: Methods (Louis Champion, Dorian Q. Fuller), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Community-based Approaches to African History (Peter R. Schmidt, Kathryn Weedman Arthur), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Rock Art Research Methods (Jeremy Hollmann), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Stone Tools: Their Relevance for Historians and the Study of Historical Processes (Justin Pargeter), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Early African Pasts: Sources, Interpretations, and Meaning (David Schoenbrun), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Central Africa

Women in Central African History (Gertrude Mianda), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Digital Sources in Europe for African History (Marion Wallace), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Uwilingiyimana, Agathe (Jennie Burnet), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Early African Pasts: Sources, Interpretations, and Meaning (David Schoenbrun), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Colonial Conquest and Rule

Saharan Peoples and Societies (E. Ann McDougall), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Environmental History (Emmanuel Kreike), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The History of Sierra Leone (Gibril R. Cole), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Gambia (Bala Saho), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Colonial History and Historiography (Marie-Albane de Suremain), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Witchcraft in Africa: Political Power and Spiritual Insecurity from the Precolonial Era to the Present (Sean Redding), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
History of Mozambique (Eugénia Rodriques), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Nationalism and Decolonization in Cameroon (Joseph Takougang), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018
Ozurumba Mbanaso or King Jaja of Opobo (Joseph Davey), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Cultural History

Sport History and Historiography (Michelle Sikes), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Internet and Social Media as Sources (Aubrey Bloomfield, Sean Jacobs), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Exploring Present Pasts: Popular Arts as Historical Sources (Bogumil Jewsiewicki, Allen F. Roberts), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Rock Art Research Methods (Jeremy Hollmann), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Stone Tools: Their Relevance for Historians and the Study of Historical Processes (Justin Pargeter), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Colonial History and Historiography (Marie-Albane de Suremain), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Witchcraft in Africa: Political Power and Spiritual Insecurity from the Precolonial Era to the Present (Sean Redding), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Early African Pasts: Sources, Interpretations, and Meaning (David Schoenbrun), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018
The Dakar School of African History (Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Early States and State Formation in Africa

The Archaeology of Political Complexity in West Africa Through AD 1450 (Stephen Dueppen), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Saharan Peoples and Societies (E. Ann McDougall), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Gambia (Bala Saho), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Empire of Mali (Sirio Canós-Donnay), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Nationalism and Decolonization in Cameroon (Joseph Takougang), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

East Africa and Indian Ocean

Julius Nyerere: Tanzanian President, Statesman, and Intellectual (Leander Schneider), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Africans in World Wars I and II (Joe Lunn), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Digital Sources in Europe for African History (Marion Wallace), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
History of Mozambique (Eugénia Rodriques), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Uwilingiyimana, Agathe (Jennie Burnet), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Early African Pasts: Sources, Interpretations, and Meaning (David Schoenbrun), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Economic History

Saharan Peoples and Societies (E. Ann McDougall), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Quantitative Methods and Economic Statistical Sources for African History (Morten Jerven), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018

Historical Linguistics

The Wisconsin School of African History (Joseph C. Miller), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Historical Linguistics: Words and Things (Rhonda M. Gonzales), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Historical Linguistics: Classification (Constanze Weise), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Early African Pasts: Sources, Interpretations, and Meaning (David Schoenbrun), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Historical Preservation and Cultural Heritage

Igbo-Ukwu (Raphael Chijioke Njoku), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Environmental History (Emmanuel Kreike), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Reading the Archives as Sources (David M. Gordon), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018

Historiography and Methods

Africa in the World: History and Historiography (Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Igbo-Ukwu (Raphael Chijioke Njoku), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Wisconsin School of African History (Joseph C. Miller), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
African Diasporas: History and Historiography (Mohammed Bashir Salau), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
African Military History and Historiography (Timothy Parsons), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Intellectual History and Historiography (Jonathon L. Earle), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Pottery chaînes opératoires as Historical Documents (Olivier P. Gosselain), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
African Urban History and Historiography (Eric Ross), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Migration History and Historiography (Benedetta Rossi), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Documentary Sources and Methods for Precolonial African History (Christina Mobley), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Oral History and Life History as Sources (Mary Dillard), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Sport History and Historiography (Michelle Sikes), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Introduction to Archaeological Methods and Sources (Peter Mitchell), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Legal History and Historiography in Colonial Sub-Saharan Africa (Richard Waller), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Reading the Archives as Sources (David M. Gordon), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
African Philosophies of History and Historiography (Toyin Falola, Abikal Borah), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Atlantic Slavery and the Slave Trade: History and Historiography (Daniel B. Domingues da Silva, Philip Misevich), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Digital Approaches to the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade (Daryle Williams), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Internet and Social Media as Sources (Aubrey Bloomfield, Sean Jacobs), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Anthropology and the Study of Africa (Jessica Johnson), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Archaeobotany: Methods (Louis Champion, Dorian Q. Fuller), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Community-based Approaches to African History (Peter R. Schmidt, Kathryn Weedman Arthur), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Exploring Present Pasts: Popular Arts as Historical Sources (Bogumil Jewsiewicki, Allen F. Roberts), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Quantitative Methods and Economic Statistical Sources for African History (Morten Jerven), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Rock Art Research Methods (Jeremy Hollmann), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Historical Linguistics: Words and Things (Rhonda M. Gonzales), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Historical Linguistics: Classification (Constanze Weise), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Dar es Salaam School of African History (Gregory H. Maddox), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Colonial History and Historiography (Marie-Albane de Suremain), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
History and Historiography of Science (Helen Tilley), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Digital Sources in Europe for African History (Marion Wallace), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Early African Pasts: Sources, Interpretations, and Meaning (David Schoenbrun), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018
South African Historical Writing to the End of the Apartheid Era (Chris Saunders), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018
The Dakar School of African History (Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Image of Africa

Africa in the World: History and Historiography (Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
African Philosophies of History and Historiography (Toyin Falola, Abikal Borah), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018

Intellectual History

Intellectual History and Historiography (Jonathon L. Earle), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Documentary Sources and Methods for Precolonial African History (Christina Mobley), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Oral History and Life History as Sources (Mary Dillard), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Reading the Archives as Sources (David M. Gordon), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
African Philosophies of History and Historiography (Toyin Falola, Abikal Borah), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Colonial History and Historiography (Marie-Albane de Suremain), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
History and Historiography of Science (Helen Tilley), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
South African Historical Writing to the End of the Apartheid Era (Chris Saunders), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018
The Dakar School of African History (Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Invention of Tradition

Commissioning in progress

Language and History

The Wisconsin School of African History (Joseph C. Miller), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018

Legal History

Legal History and Historiography in Colonial Sub-Saharan Africa (Richard Waller), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018

Medical History

Commissioning in progress

Military History

African Military History and Historiography (Timothy Parsons), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Africans in World Wars I and II (Joe Lunn), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Legacies of South Africa's Apartheid Wars (Gary Baines), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019

North Africa and the Gulf

Commissioning in progress

Northeastern Africa

Stone Tools: Their Relevance for Historians and the Study of Historical Processes (Justin Pargeter), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Africans in World Wars I and II (Joe Lunn), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019

Oral Traditions

The Wisconsin School of African History (Joseph C. Miller), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Empire of Mali (Sirio Canós-Donnay), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Ozurumba Mbanaso or King Jaja of Opobo (Joseph Davey), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Political History

Julius Nyerere: Tanzanian President, Statesman, and Intellectual (Leander Schneider), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Archaeology of Political Complexity in West Africa Through AD 1450 (Stephen Dueppen), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Socialist Politics in Lusophone Africa (Michael G. Panzer), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
African Military History and Historiography (Timothy Parsons), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Empire of Mali (Sirio Canós-Donnay), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Witchcraft in Africa: Political Power and Spiritual Insecurity from the Precolonial Era to the Present (Sean Redding), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Legacies of South Africa's Apartheid Wars (Gary Baines), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Uwilingiyimana, Agathe (Jennie Burnet), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Ozurumba Mbanaso or King Jaja of Opobo (Joseph Davey), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Religious History

Saharan Peoples and Societies (E. Ann McDougall), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018

Slavery and Slave Trade

Women in the Gambia (Catherine Cymone Fourshey), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Wisconsin School of African History (Joseph C. Miller), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Saharan Peoples and Societies (E. Ann McDougall), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
African Diasporas: History and Historiography (Mohammed Bashir Salau), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Migration History and Historiography (Benedetta Rossi), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The History of Sierra Leone (Gibril R. Cole), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Atlantic Slavery and the Slave Trade: History and Historiography (Daniel B. Domingues da Silva, Philip Misevich), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Digital Approaches to the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade (Daryle Williams), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Slaving in Bantu-Speaking Regions (Joseph C. Miller), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Ozurumba Mbanaso or King Jaja of Opobo (Joseph Davey), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Social History

African Urban History and Historiography (Eric Ross), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Environmental History (Emmanuel Kreike), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Migration History and Historiography (Benedetta Rossi), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Witchcraft in Africa: Political Power and Spiritual Insecurity from the Precolonial Era to the Present (Sean Redding), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019

Southern Africa

Stone Tools: Their Relevance for Historians and the Study of Historical Processes (Justin Pargeter), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Digital Sources in Europe for African History (Marion Wallace), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
History of Mozambique (Eugénia Rodriques), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Legacies of South Africa's Apartheid Wars (Gary Baines), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Slaving in Bantu-Speaking Regions (Joseph C. Miller), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
South African Historical Writing to the End of the Apartheid Era (Chris Saunders), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

West Africa

The Archaeology of Political Complexity in West Africa Through AD 1450 (Stephen Dueppen), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Women in the Gambia (Catherine Cymone Fourshey), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Igbo-Ukwu (Raphael Chijioke Njoku), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Socialist Politics in Lusophone Africa (Michael G. Panzer), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
An Introduction to the Lower Niger Bronzes of Southern Nigeria (Philip M. Peek), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The History of Sierra Leone (Gibril R. Cole), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Gambia (Bala Saho), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
The Empire of Mali (Sirio Canós-Donnay), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Stone Tools: Their Relevance for Historians and the Study of Historical Processes (Justin Pargeter), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Africans in World Wars I and II (Joe Lunn), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Digital Sources in Europe for African History (Marion Wallace), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019
Nationalism and Decolonization in Cameroon (Joseph Takougang), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018
Ozurumba Mbanaso or King Jaja of Opobo (Joseph Davey), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018
The Dakar School of African History (Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch), forthcoming Oct-Dec 2018

Women’s History

Women in the Gambia (Catherine Cymone Fourshey), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Women in Central African History (Gertrude Mianda), forthcoming Oct–Dec 2018
Uwilingiyimana, Agathe (Jennie Burnet), forthcoming Jan–Mar 2019