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H-Africa encourages discussion of Africa's history, culture, and African studies generally. Africanists of all disciplines are encouraged to subscribe.

Recent Discussion Posts

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Africa: 26 August - 2 September

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 26 August 2019 to  2 September 2019.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Africa.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.

Pennsylvania State University - Postdoctoral Scholar, Africana Research Center

Query: Seeking Credible Publishing Outlets

The Lagos Studies Association needs your help. One of the discussions at the pre-conference of LSA 2019 was that graduate students and junior scholars complain about lack of information on credible outlets for publishing their work. We promised to make available a list of reputable and non-predatory journals, and also to collect data about the publications of LSA members. The results of this survey will be available to all LSA members and survey participants.

CFP: Social categorization in Early Modern Colonial Cities (European Association of Urban History Conference, Antwerp 2-5 September 2020)

Expanding European early modern empires ruled over populations that were culturally, religiously and ethnically diverse. While boundaries between categories remained porous, colonial institutions enacted legislation to control and categorize this diverse population based on their origin, occupation, gender and legal status among other factors. The formation and maintenance of these social categories are often described as a regulatory strategy employed by colonial authorities to facilitate efficient labor and taxation regimes, and cement European dominance in a divide et impera fashion.

ANN: Workshop - Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies


This annual exploratory and informal workshop offers the opportunity to reflect on methodologies, research agendas, and case studies for investigating history writing in Arabic in the Middle East and North Africa in any period from the seventh century to the present

Papers will elucidate the following sorts of questions: