Journal of African Military History

The Journal of African Military History (JAMH) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes historical scholarship on war and society in Africa. The journal is particularly interested in exploring the issues of conflict, military and society relations, and social histories of the human experience during wartime. JAMH presents a new outlet in the study of military matters in Africa and the connections between military matters in Africa and the diaspora. This journal is an important new forum for historical researchers to connect their work to the broader fields of African History and Military History.

Volume 2, No. 2 (2018) of JAMH is freely available in its entirety to read online.

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Call for papers
JAMH welcomes submissions from all disciplines that situate the study of the African military experience within a historical context. The themes of these submissions may include (but are not limited to):
• The social construction of the military and warfare in Africa and the diaspora
• The historical arc of colonial and post-colonial militaries in Africa
• The military strategies and tactics of African states and societies
• Comparative construction of militaries in pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial Africa
• Conscription and compulsory military service in the African context, including the historicization of child soldiers
• Gender, militarization, and warfare
• The construction of militarized identities and military service within African societies
• Warfare and technology in sub-Saharan Africa
• Political, economic, and ideological causes and effects of warfare in Africa and the diaspora
• Comparative African military service and slavery in the Atlantic, Trans-Saharan, and Indian Ocean contexts
• African military resistance to colonization
• The African experience in global conflicts
• Global, continental, and regional military exchange in the age of African decolonization
• The historicization of militarized humanitarianism as it applies to the African continent
• The psychological effects, memories, legacies, and representations of African conflicts

JAMH also welcomes submissions for thematic special issues.
Roy Doron, Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, USA) ( Send email)
Charles G. Thomas, US Air Command and Staff College (Montgomery, USA) ( Send email)

Reviews Editor
William FitzSimons, Northwestern University (Chicago, USA) ( Send email)

Editorial Board
Alicia Decker, Penn State University (College Station, USA)
Toyin Falola, University of Texas (Austin, USA)
Albert Grundlingh, Stellenbosch University (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Ashley Jackson, King’s College London (London, UK)
David Killingray, Emeritus, Goldsmiths College (London, UK)
John Laband, Emeritus, Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Canada)
Guy Martin, Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, USA)
Oswald Masebo, University of Dar es Salaam (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Eginald Mihanjo, National Defense College of Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Dirk Moses, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, USA)
Michelle Moyd, Indiana University (Bloomington, USA)
Meshack Owino, Cleveland State University (Cleveland, USA)
Akin Ogundiran, University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Charlotte, USA)
Tim Parsons, Washington University-St Louis (St Louis, USA)
Joel Quirk, University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Martin Rupiya, University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa)
Timothy Stapleton, University of Calgary (Calgary, Canada)
John Thornton, Boston University (Boston, USA)
GN Uzoigwe, Emeritus, Mississippi State University (Starkville, USA)
Bruce Vandervort (†), Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, USA)
Ian van der Waag, Stellenbosch University (Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Advisory Board
John Lamphear, Emeritus, University of Texas (Austin, USA)
Richard Reid, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
Gebru Tareke, Hobart and William Smith University (Geneva, USA)