2019 Call: 14th Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network (AEHN), Barcelona

Deadline: May 15, 2019.

The African Economic History Network (AEHN), in association with the Economic History Department at the University of Barcelona, announces a Call for Papers for the 14th Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network. The conference theme is ‘Global Dimensions of African Economic History’.

The conference will be held on October 18th and 19th 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Papers on all aspects of African economic history are welcome, but preference will be given to those that pertain to the conference theme.

The AEHN Meeting is an annual gathering devoted to the discussion of work in progress in the economic history of (mostly Sub-Saharan) Africa. Gareth Austin organized it at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2005-10, and at the Graduate Institute in Geneva in 2011 and 2012. Since then it has moved each year, as shown in the figure below. Erik Green brought the 2013 workshop to Lund University, Leigh Gardner brought it back to the LSE for 2014, and the 2015 Meeting was hosted at Wageningen University by Ewout Frankema. The 2016 meeting was organised by Alexander Moradi, Felix Meier zu Selhausen and Gerardo Serra at the University of Sussex. Johan Fourie and LEAP brought the Meeting to Stellenbosch University in South Africa – taking place for the first time on the African continent. In 2018, the Meeting was then hosted by Karin Pallaver at Bologna University. The format in the first six years was 7-11 short papers, which everyone read in advance, discussed in half a day followed by dinner. Most participants were PhD students and postdocs.



Abstracts of 500 words should be submitted to aehn2019@ub.edu no later than 15 May 2019. Some bursaries will be available for graduate students and faculty from Africa. If applicable, please indicate this need in your submission.




Alfonso Herranz-Loncán
Associate Professor
Economic History Department, University of Barcelona
Diagonal, 690, Barcelona 08034, Spain
(+34) 934 021 932




Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network

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