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African Economic History

Lent Term 2018

This seminar is a new venture, which will run fortnightly during the Lent Term. We are gratefulfor the support of the G. M. Trevelyan Fund.

Convenors: Gareth Austin and Bronwen Everill

Time: alternate Tuesdays, 5-7 pm

Venues vary: please note below.


30 January, Gonville & Caius College, Old Court, Green Room.

Morten Jerven (Edinburgh),
‘The Wealth and Poverty of African States: Economic growth, living standards and taxation in Africa since the 19th Century’.


13 February, King’s College, Audit Room.

Tinashe Nyamunda (Free State University & CAS Cambridge),
‘The Politics of Development Financing: The Kariba Dam Hydro Electric Complex in Central Africa, 1954 - 1976

27 February, King’s College, Audit Room.

Leigh Gardner (London School of Economics & Stellebosch),
‘Sovereignty in the Age of Empire: Liberia in the World Economy, 1822-1980’.


13 March, Darwin College, 1 Newnham Terrace, Seminar Room. 

Ian Phimister (Free State University)
‘Bears, Bulls and Boers: Market Making and Southern African Mining Finance, 1894-1899’.
Joint meeting with the Financial History Seminar.


Lent Term 2018 programme - print version