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 47 (1)

A Respectable Age
vol. 47 (1): 1-15
‘A Bad Lot’: Local Politics and the Survey of Oxkraal and Kamastone, 1853-1923
vol. 47 (1): 16-47
Re-thinking agricultural development in South Africa: Black commercial farmers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
vol. 47 (1): 48-75
Establishing insurance markets in settler economies. a comparison of Australian and South Africa insurance markets, 1820-1910
vol. 47 (1): 76-105
Theophilus Shepstone and the Forging of Natal: African Autonomy and Settler Colonialism in the Making of Traditional Authority
vol. 47 (1): 106-109
A School of Struggle: Durban's Medical School and the Education of Black Doctors in South Africa
vol. 47 (1): 110-113
Mission Station Christianity: Norwegian Missionaries in Colonial Natal and Zululand, Southern Africa 1850-1890
vol. 47 (1): 114-117
The Hidden Thread: Russia and South Africa in the Soviet Era
vol. 47 (1): 118-120
A World of Their Own: A History of South African Women's Education
vol. 47 (1): 121-124
Migrant Women of Johannesburg: Life in an In-between City
vol. 47 (1): 125-127
The Wind of Change. Harold Macmillan and British Decolonization
vol. 47 (1): 128-131
Forged in Battle: The Birth and Growth of 32 Battalion from Former Enemies and Terrorists into Decorated Soldiers
vol. 47 (1): 132-134

Volume 46 (2)

The Independence of Rhodesia in Salazar's Strategy for Southern Africa
vol. 46 (2): 1-24
The Independence of Rhodesia in Salazar's Strategy for Southern Africa
vol. 46 (2): 1-24
‘The Rebellion From Below’ and the Origins of Early Zionist Christianity
vol. 46 (2): 25-47
‘The Rebellion From Below’ and the Origins of Early Zionist Christianity
vol. 46 (2): 25-47
The Stag of the Eastern Cape: Power, Status and Kudu Hunting in the Albany and Fort Beaufort Districts, 1890 to 1905
vol. 46 (2): 48-76
The Stag of the Eastern Cape: Power, Status and Kudu Hunting in the Albany and Fort Beaufort Districts, 1890 to 1905
vol. 46 (2): 48-76
The 2012 acid mine drainage (AMD) crisis in Carolina's municipal water supply
vol. 46 (2): 77-107
The 2012 acid mine drainage (AMD) crisis in Carolina's municipal water supply
vol. 46 (2): 77-107