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Annual membership of the British Institute in Eastern Africa is open to all, and runs from January to December each year. Full membership costs just £20.00, and we offer a student membership at £15.00. There is full local membership for 1,500 KES and student local membership for 1,000 KES.

Online access to both BIEA journals – Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa and the Journal of Eastern African Studies.” Members may subscribe to printed copies of our journals Azania or Journal of Eastern African Studies, both published four times a year, at a substantially discounted rate of £25.00 for one journal (£45.00 for both). East African members can subscribe to the journals for KES 3,000/= per journal.

You may pay now using PayPal. Alternatively, you may download and complete a Membership Form and send this to our London office, with a cheque or Direct Debit Form. To be eligible for our discounted membership rate, students will need to download and complete the Student Form. East African members will need to show proof of permanent resident in eastern Africa and pay your subscription to our Nairobi office in KES cash or cheque. Please visit  the membership and Pay-Pal payments or MPesa payments pages to proceed accordingly.

We also have members’ offers and Grey Literature available only to our members.

If you have any membership queries, please contact [email protected]

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