African Economic History

Seminar or event series

The African Economic History Seminar began in January 2017; as far as we know, the only regular research seminar dedicated to the subject anywhere in the world (we would be delighted to be corrected!). The presenters illustrate the breadth of the field, in both subject and method. Each year we have four or five meetings, solely or mostly in the Lent term (mid-January to mid-March). Papers are often circulated for reading in advance, to people who commit to attending the seminar. The convenors are grateful for the support of the G. M. Trevelyan Fund.

For Lent term 2022, three of the five meetings are in-person, in the Audit Room of King's College. While the Covid pandemic continues, we and our speakers would be grateful if attendees take a lateral flow test beforehand, and wear masks.

The other meeting(s) are online. The link will be sent to the seminar mailing list a few days before the meeting concerned (to subscribe to the list, see under 'At A Glance'; please remember to give your full name and institutional affiliation.

Postponements: please note that the meetings with Kate Ekama and Jelmer Vos have been postponed: Kate will speak to us on 26 April (instead of the original date of 15 February), and Jelmer's paper will be on 8 March (instead of 1 March). 



From Mortgage Holders to Slum Landlords: Compensated Emancipation and the Building of Cape Town, 1830s-1840s

Kate Ekama (Stellenbosch University)
Venue: to be confirmed (Zoom or in-person)
This event is postponed from February to 26 April.
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Banner image by Emiliano Travieso, Addis Ababa, 2019