African Humanities Association

The African Humanities Association (AHA) was established by the adoption of its constitution at an African Humanities Programme (AHP) Regional Assembly in Abuja in February 2020. After fifteen years of AHP activity the time has come for a new initiative, driven by the circumstances and needs of African scholars and locally designed to extend the transformative impact of the AHP on the continent.


The AHA envisages a future in Africa of confident, self-referring communities of Humanities, Social Science and Arts scholars who enjoy the respect of peers in other disciplines and in wider society through their engagement with multifarious challenges facing the continent.


To revitalise and promote Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts research, publications and mentoring across the continent.

Core Values

Engaged Scholarship

Which takes the context of social problems in Africa very seriously.

Humanistic Approach

Which eschews the quick fix of technicist or formulaic solutions.

Pan African perspective

Which emphasises intra-continental cooperation.