Fontes Historiae Africanae (Sources of African History)
- Project status
- Academy Research Projects
Chair: Dr Toby Green
Fontes Historiae Africanae is an international project, initiated in 1962 to produce editions of sources for the history of Africa, under the general auspices of the Union Académique Internationale. In 1973 the British Academy established a British committee to publish volumes in the series; by 1995, ten volumes had been prepared and published via this committee and the Academy. A list of the volumes published by the British Academy in the original Fontes Historiae Africanae series (1980-1995) is available here.
In 1997, the British committee established a new series, in which all its volumes are published. Non-English sources are published in English translation. The original language texts are occasionally published in addition. The majority of the volumes are published by Oxford University Press and are available in the 'Fontes Historiae Africanae' collection, while some are no longer in print.