The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History is part of a major initiative from Oxford University Press to transform its approach to reference publishing in order to better serve the changing needs of university-level digital research.
Through the Oxford Research Encyclopedia (ORE) program, Oxford is building dynamic online encyclopedias in 20+ disciplines that will be continuously updated by the world's leading scholars, scientists, and researchers. With expert editors and peer-review, the ORE project will combine the discoverability of digital with the standards of academic publishing.
The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History is overseen by Thomas Spear of University of Wisconsin-Madison and an editorial board of subject experts, ensuring a comprehensive, encyclopedic map of the field.
Updated monthly, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History will grow with the field over time. Multi-media features embedded in articles, along with cross-referenced links to related content will further expand the scope of the ORE. With in-depth peer-reviewed articles and broad coverage of the field the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History will become an invaluable resource.
The ORE of African History is currently freely available as scholarly articles are gradually added to the site.