2. New Approaches to African Economic History


Economic History Working Group 

The Economic History Working Group invites young scholars to submit their research on alternative perspectives and different approaches to the study of African economic history.

The aim of the YSI Africa Convening is to actively celebrate and embrace different perspectives and schools of economic thought to provide fertile ground for the future study of African economic history. To this end, we encourage the submission of papers that span various research frameworks and methodologies.  

Papers inspired by institutional, feminist, and/or Marxian approaches, and/or the “History of Capitalism” school are especially welcome, as are papers from other alternative frameworks. We want to engage a range of scholars from different backgrounds in a discussion of how economic history can be advanced through the lenses of different frameworks, both qualitative and quantitative. In this spirit we also welcome papers on the historiography of African economic history.

Questions regarding this call can be directed to:

Peter Bent (eh@youngscholarsinitiative.org) - Economic History Working Group