H-Horn aims to facilitate scholarly collaboration and exchanges between professionals interested in the history and culture of the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea region. One of the primary objectives of H-Horn is to reach beyond national, sub-national, religious and ethnic lines and offer all scholars of the Horn a forum in which to address major issues and controversies that have defined, and continue to define, the history of the Horn of Africa, particularly in recent decades.

Recent Content

ANNC: Islamic Codicology Intensive Short Course, 3–7 October '16, Cambridge, UK

Dear Colleagues,

The Islamic Manuscript Association, together with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, Cambridge University Library, and the University of Cambridge’s HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, announces its Tenth Annual Intensive Introduction to Islamic Codicology Course, which will be held from 3-7 October 2016 at the Cambridge University Library.

ANNC: Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture – Registration Open/Programme Published


13–15 September 2016, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK

Organised by The Islamic Manuscript Association


Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce the opening of registration for The Islamic Manuscript Association’s upcoming conference on Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture, which will be held from 13 to 15 September at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

H-Horn: Some Recent Publications (July 2016)

H-Horn: Some Recent Publications (July 2016)


Matteo Salvadore, The African Prester John and the Birth of Ethiopian-European Relations, 1402-1555 (New York: Routledge, 2016).



New issue of Northeast African Studies 16 (1) 2016.

H-Horn: Some Recent Publications (June 2016)

H-Horn: Some Recent Publications (June 2016)


Estelle Sohier, “Hybrid Images: From Photography to Church Painting: Iconographic Narratives at the Court of Ethiopian King of Kings, Menelik II (1880s-1913),” African Arts 49 (1) 2016: 26-39.



Ulrich Braukämper, “Hadiyya,” Encyclopaedia of Islam THREE (Brill, 2016)