Journal of African Military History

Editor: Roy Doron
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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.

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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.

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Editors
Roy Doron, Winston-Salem State University ( Send email)
Charles G. Thomas, US Air Command and Staff College ( Send email)

Reviews Editor
William Fitzsimons, Northwestern University ( Send email)

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

Advisory Board
John Lamphear, Emeritus, University of Texas
Richard Reid, School of Oriental and African Studies
Gebru Tareke, Hobart and William Smith University
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