The latest issue of the newly redesigned The Journal of African History (JAH) includes the first special Forum on Health and Illness in African History. The Forum is a new feature designed to spark wide-ranging discussion and debate within the journal, and to encourage deeper reflection on significant trends and cutting-edge developments in various subfields of African history.

Each Forum will consist of two or more essays on a topic of broad interest within African history and beyond. When inviting contributions, JAH editors ask authors to discuss the proposed topic from their own unique perspectives while providing some assessment of existing scholarship–both historical and interdisciplinary – as well as some suggestions about where future studies might or should be heading.

For this first JAH Forum on Health and Illness, the editors asked a number of influential authors to consider the question of how the AIDS epidemic and the recent emergence of global health as the site of expansive institutional activity have shaped the development of this subfield of African history. JAH is proud to publish their responses in the journal and to launch this new feature.

We are pleased to offer complimentary access to the JAH Forum: Health and Illness in African History and a number of related articles from the archive until the 31st July.

What do you think of the new JAH Forum? The Editors of the journal welcome your responses by emailing jah@cambridge.org or by commenting on this post.

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