YSI Africa Convening

Aug 16–18, 2018 Download .ics

Harare, Zimbabwe | University of Zimbabwe


Calls for Papers are now open on the Young Scholars Directory. Submit by May 20, 2018.

Young Scholars based in Africa are invited to convene in Harare, Zimbabwe. The event serves to strengthen the African network of new economic thinkers pursuing a new economic paradigm. Attendees will be able to attend the annual conference of the Zimbabwe Historical Association in the same trip.

Participating Working Groups
Cooperatives & Cooperation
Complexity Economics
Economic Development
Economic History
Financial Stability
Gender and Economics
History of Economic Thought
States and Markets

Partner Event: Zimbabwe Historical Association, 4th Annual Conference
ZHA was established in 2014 with one of its aims being to advance the study and publication of Zimbabwean history. It also seeks to bring together scholars from across the humanities and social sciences that have interest in the historical developments on Zimbabwe. This year’s theme is dubbed “Histories of Turning Points and Turning Points in History”. The wheels of history have been triggered, at some points propelled and at others redirected but have never stopped to turn. Events of cataclysmic levels and processes that at times even escape the ordinary eye because they are not as salient, have either been products of turning points or critical in turning history. It is around this very broad framing that the fourth conference of Zimbabwe Historical Association seeks to once again bring together stakeholders in historical studies to deliberate on various thematic issues that feed into the above conference concept.

Calls for Papers

The YSI Africa Convening has 10 Calls for Papers, covering many research areas. You may submit work for presentation to one or two of them. The deadline for submission is May 20, 2018.

Please review the Calls for Papers:

  1. African Economies in Transition

  2. New Approaches to African Economic History

  3. Revisiting and Confronting the Challenges of African Development

  4. Rethinking Cooperatives and the African Agenda

  5. The Current Challenges of a Complex Reality

  6. A Critical Engagement with Financial Stability in Africa

  7. The Gender Division of Labour; Diversity and Change

  8. Inequality in Africa

  9. Rethinking Political Economy: the State & Pluralist Economics Teaching

  10. Perspectives on the Challenges for Sustainable Development in Africa

The YSI Africa Convening strives to provide an inclusive environment and uphold a balance of gender, nationalities and research interests from across the region. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. We look forward to your submissions and to seeing you in Harare!

Travel support 
Partial or full travel support will be available for selected participants

Submit your work
Submit your abstract(s) here. Note that you must be registered on YSD if you’re not already.