We publish two journals in conjunction with Taylor and Francis – Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa and Journal of Eastern African Studies.   Both journals have four issues per year, and print subscriptions can be purchased by members at a discounted rate. Online access to both journals is free for members .

Journal of Eastern African Studies

The Journal of Eastern African Studies is an international publication, which aims to promote fresh scholarly enquiry on the region from within the humanities and the social sciences, and to encourage work that communicates across disciplinary boundaries. It seeks to foster inter-disciplinary analysis, strong comparative perspectives, and research employing the most significant theoretical or methodological approaches for the region.

The region includes Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Editors also welcome submissions on transnational topics that are meaningfully connected to this region.

The Editors welcome submissions from all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, anthropology, cultural studies, development studies, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, international relations, literatures and languages, political economy, politics, social policy and sociology.

View the journal website at

Editorial board:

  • Emma Hunter – University of Edinburgh
  • Jason Mosley – University of Oxford
  • Richard Vokes – University of Western Australia
  • Paul Tiyambe Zeleza – United States International University-Africa

Editorial Advisory Board:


  • David M. Anderson – University of Warwick


  • Lovise Aalen – Chr. Michelsen Institute
  • James Brennan – University of Illinois
  • Florence Brisset-Foucault – Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Neil Carrier – University of Bristol
  • Jennifer Cole – University of Chicago
  • Dereje Feyissa – Addis Ababa University
  • Marie-Aude Fouéré – IFRA, Nairobi
  • Tobias Hagmann – Roskilde University
  • Mai Hassan – University of Michigan
  • Michael Jennings – SOAS, University of London
  • Cherry Leonardi – Durham University
  • Kenda Mutongi – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Felix Ndahinda – University of Rwanda
  • Paul Omach – Makarere University
  • Duncan Omanga – SSRC, New York, Moi University
  • Derek Peterson – University of Michigan
  • Andrea Purdeková – University of Bath
  • Helen Scanlon – University of Cape Town
  • Richard Waller – Independent
  • Justin Willis – Durham University

Director of the BIEA

  • Jane Humphris – British Institute in Eastern Africa

Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa

Azania is a leading archaeological journal, presenting peer-reviewed work of international quality. It has been published annually since 1966. In 2009 Azania was renamed ‘Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa’ and its remit expanded. It now publishes peer-reviewed papers and briefer research reports, as well as book and conference reviews, on all aspects of archaeological research in Africa.

Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa

Azania is produced in conjunction with Taylor & Francis Ltd, and has four issues per year. View the journal website at    //
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  • Professor Kevin MacDonald: Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK
  • Professor Peter Mitchell: University of Oxford, UK
  • Professor Peter Robertshaw: California State University, USA

Associate Editor

  • Professor Anne Haour, University of East Anglia, UK

Editorial Board

Back issues of the journals may be available from the BIEA; please contact [email protected] for availability and prices.

The Institute has also published various studies as BIEA Memoirs and other books in conjunction with James Currey as part of their East Africa series.  We market and sell our publications through Oxbow Books ( and you should contact them directly for prices and availability.

  • Annual Reports 

The BIEA annual reports are obtainable here.

BIEA Annual Reports

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