mardi 10 mai 2016, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret
How can different disciplines and methodological approaches contribute to understanding long-term African economic development ? Traditionally, the historiography of Africa’s social and economic past has been shaped and enriched by a cross-fertilization of disciplines. Due to the lack of written records and the paucity of reliable quantitative evidence for a considerable part of the continent’s history, African economic historians engage in productive dialogue with historians, anthropologists, sociologists and economists. The conference will devote particular emphasis to papers and contributions that bring issues of methodology and interdisciplinarity to the fore.
Keynote speaker : Professor Paul Lovejoy (York University, Toronto, Canada).
Call for papers
The organising committee of the VI Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network (AEHN) launches a call for papers presenting frontier research in the field of African Economic History, with particular attention to innovative methods for evaluating Africa’s social and economic development in historical and comparative perspectives, both at the micro and macro level. The committee also specifically encourages scholars from Africa to present their work.
Local organising committee : Alexander Moradi, Felix Meier zu Selhausen, Gerardo Serra