Resources Journal of Southern African Studies

Welcome to the Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS) resource page. This page contains information about prizes, awards and lectures, alongside a short history of the journal. 

A Short History

JSAS – A Short History
William Beinart

JSAS was established in 1974 to cater for the growing volume of academic work on Southern Africa and to provide an interdisciplinary vehicle for academic scholarship. The original statement by James…


Ranger Prize

The Terence Ranger Prize was established in honour of Professor Terence Osborne Ranger (1929-2015) a pioneering African historian and a long-standing member of the the Journal of Southern African Studies Editorial Board. The prize is awarded…


Colin Murray Bursary

Colin Murray Bursary for Postdoctoral Research

The Board welcomes applications annually from postdoctoral researchers for up to £2,500 to support original ‘engaged field research’ on a topic relevant to the diverse interests and work of the…


Annual Lectures

2017 – Petina Gappah – Looking for David Livingstone’s African Companions

This lecture took place in June 2017 at Senate House. 

Petina Gappah is a lawyer and writer who was born in Zambia, in Copperbelt Province, and raised in…


Call for Special Issue Proposals

Call for Special Issue Proposals

JSAS invites proposals for a special issue to be published in 2020 (volume 46).  The deadline for submission is 21 May 2018.  Editors will be notified of the result by 1 July 2018.

We invite proposals which…

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