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  • LISWire: Brill Launches New Journal: Journal of African Military History

    September 19th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 19 September 2017

    International publisher Brill launches a new journal, the Journal of African Military History, in collaboration with Professor Roy Doron, Winston-Salem State University, and Professor Charles G. Thomas, US Air Command and Staff College.

    Brill adds the peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio in Military History and in African Studies. The Journal of African Military History will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue has been published in July:

    Advisory Board member Professor Richard Reid (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) said: “The arrival of this journal marks, at last, the coming of age of one of the most vibrant and exciting themes in African historical studies: the exploration of the culture and practice of warfare. The Editorial Board is a 'who's who' of the leading scholars in the field, and they will ensure that the journal showcases the very finest work on war and military culture, from the precolonial past through to more recent history. The journal has been a long time coming, and will be welcomed by students and historians of war in Africa and indeed beyond.”

    “This new journal is an excellent addition to Brill, strengthening both our Military History program and our African Studies program,” adds Dr Kate Hammond, Acquisitions Editor at Brill and responsible for the new journal. “It is a key part of the important academic movement to bring these two fields together, and to re-instate military history in Africa’s past. Much research remains to be done in the field, and we hope that the journal will offer a focused and high-caliber forum for the presentation and dissemination of this work for years to come, as well as stimulating the further development of this burgeoning area of research.”

    The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts from all disciplines that situate the study of African military experience within a historical context, and also welcomes submissions for themed special issues.

    For general information about this journal, please contact Dr Kate Hammond, Acquisitions Editor at Brill:, or visit

    For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals:; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit

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