Early Islamic History: A Workshop in Honour of Professor G. R. Hawting

Gerald Hawting came to SOAS in 1963 to study for an undergraduate degree in History, “with special reference to the Near and Middle East”.…


Celebrating Iraq’s Cultural Heritage

Eleanor Robson, Voluntary Chair of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq’s governing Council and Professor of Ancient Middle Eastern History at University College London, discusses Iraq’s cultural heritage.…


Debate: The ANC in Exile

Several recent publications have explored the ANC’s external links during South Africa’s apartheid years. Four review texts published as a Debate in the February 2015 issue of Africa offer an insight into attempts to understand this aspect of the ANC’s struggle.…


The politics of exclusion and inclusion in Africa

Adapted from the introductory article to the latest issue of Africa, a special issue themed around xenophobia, guest editors Laurent Fourchard and Aurelia Segatti expand on the theme of the special issue and articles.…


The Uncertainty of Help

What role do local institutions of mutual security play in managing the growing economic and political uncertainties in African communities today?…


Cambridge Archive Editions Online

Cambridge Archive Editions is a unique collection of collated diplomatic papers copied from the international archives at Kew in London. We are delighted to announce, it is now available as an online collection.


Africa and the Indian Ocean

‘Performing Citizenship and Enacting Exclusion On Africa’s Indian Ocean Littoral’ is the latest special feature from The Journal of African History.…


Mapping the Changing Role of China’s People’s Congress: Pork-Barrel Politics in China?

In this blog from The China Quarterly Editorial Team, we preview a new article from political scientist Melanie Manion, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which challenges the current conventional wisdom that China’s people’s congresses are largely honorific bodies with little policy impact.…


The China Quarterly Announces Winner of the 2013 Gordon White Prize

The China Quarterly is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Gordon White Prize is Wen-Hsuan Tsai and Peng-Hsiang Kao’s article on ‘Secret Codes of Political Propaganda: The Unknown System of Writing Teams’, published in the June 2013 issue.…


A Spaghetti Southern: Landscapes of Fear in Django Unchained

Recorded at this year’s British Association of American Studies Conference, the latest Journal of American Studies podcast offers the opportunity to hear Professor Rob Kroes deliver his lecture on the interaction of the “Western” and the “Southern” in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.…


News from the neolithic site of Çatalhöyük

Stephen Mitchell is Honorary Secretary of the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA). He brings us the latest from the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük.


What is the Most Influential History Journal?

What is the most influential historical journal published in English? The answer, according to Google Scholar, is The Journal of Economic History.