Northeast African Studies (NEAS) - Call for Special Issues Proposals

Bellingham, WA
Jonathan MIRAN, African and Islamic History, Dept. of Global Humanities and Religions, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA
Jonathan Miran

Northeast African Studies (NEAS) is a biannual interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research in the social sciences and the humanities on northeastern Africa and the broader Red Sea
region. We welcome submissions from a range of academic disciplines including history, anthropology, political science, sociology, religion, environmental studies, literature and the arts. (SEE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE JOURNAL HERE:

At this time we are calling for proposals for special issues to appear in 2021 and 2022. A special issue can
include anywhere between four and ten single articles focusing on a specific theme.

- Women, gender, history, and politics in Northeast Africa
- Biographical trajectories between microhistory and global history in the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden
- Connected histories of Northeast Africa and South Asia
- Pilgrimage and Northeast Africa/Red Sea area: local, regional, global (Mecca, Jerusalem, local sites)
- Jews in Northeast Africa and the Red Sea region (travelers, traders, entrepreneurs)
- The Ottoman Empire and Northeast Africa/the Red Sea area
- Imperial trajectories in/and Northeast Africa in the early modern and modern eras
- West Africa – Northeast Africa Trans-Saharan connections (trade, pilgrims, Sufi networks)
- Islamic education and the transmission of Islamic knowledge in Northeast Africa
- New sources for the study of Islam and Muslims in the Horn of Africa
- Commodity chains and translocal histories (coffee, textiles, marine products)
- The Red Sea region as a source of ‘religious commodities’: frankincense, mother-of-pearl, coffee
- Histories of Red Sea marine products and industries (pearls, mother-of-pearl, trochus, sea cucumbers, salt)
- New visual cultures in Northeast Africa
- Intellectual networks, scholarly traditions, knowledge production and transmission
- Cartographic Northeast Africa: maps, spaces, histories, politics
- Harari history, religion, culture
- Slavery and the slave trades in Northeast Africa/the Red Sea area
- Representations of the Horn of Africa in literature and film
- Diasporic communities in Northeast Africa (South Asians, Arabs, Armenians, Greeks)
- Entangled histories of Northeast Africa and Yemen
- Piracy, smuggling, contraband and other illicit mobilities/circulations


Jonathan MIRAN
Professor, African and Islamic History
Dept. of Global Humanities and Religions
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9064

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