Journal History

Kervan is an interdisciplinary journal, promoted and realized by scholars active at the Department of Humanities of the University of Turin, who focus on Asia and Africa, in the context of an international web of collaborators. The journal was originally created by the researchers and teachers of Asian and African languages and literatures of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Turin, later tranferred to the “Kore” Free University in Enna. The founder, Michele Vallaro, launched the journal in 2005 and was the scientific director until 2014. Since January  2005 (issues 1-17, 2005 to 2013), it has been published online, and in 2014 (issue 18-) it was re-founded as an OpenAccess academic journal.
All issues are collected in the Open Access platform of the University of Turin.