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

H-Horn: Some Recent Publications (April 2016)

H-Horn: Some Recent Publications (April 2016)


Galia Sabar and Adam Rotbard, “Eritrean Asylum Seekers’ Lament Ceremonies in Israel as Contested Sites of Identity Formation,” African Diaspora 8 (2) 2015: 147-173.



Call for Panel Participants, "Muslim Migrant Communities in the American Midwest," for Midwest World History Association 2016 Conference

CALL FOR CONFERENCE PANELISTS: Seeking Advance Graduate or Faculty Panelists to Submit Papers on the Topic of "Muslim Migrant Communities in the 20th Century American Midwest" for Midwest World History Association (MWWHA) 2016 Conference to be held September 23 and 24 at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Book Reviews on H-Horn

Dear Colleagues,


This past week H-Horn issued its first book review:


This is a milestone for our list: since H-Horn’s inception in 2011, we have mostly posted announcements and, thanks to the dedication of Jonathan Miran, we have been issuing a monthly publications update. Issuing book reviews has been long in the works, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank our book review editor, Shimelis Gulema, for making it happen.

H-Horn: Some Recent Publications (February 2016)

H-Horn: Some Recent Publications (February 2016)


Omar H. Ali, Malik Ambar: Power and Slavery across the Indian Ocean (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).

(Malik Ambar [1548-1626] was an Ethiopian slave who rose to become a famous ruler and military leader in the Indian Deccan region. JM).