Part of the CEPR Economic History programme. With support from the ESRC New Investigator Grant, “Measuring the Great Divergence: A study of global standards of living, 1500-1950”, and the Arthur Lewis Lab for Comparative Development, University of Manchester.
Conference title: Quantifying the Long Run History of Africa
Opening address: Leigh Gardner (London School of Economics)
Keynote speakers: Jutta Bolt (University of Groningen), Marlous van Waijenburg (Harvard University), Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University), Jacob Weisdorf (University of Rome, Sapienza)
Closing address: Gareth Austin (University of Cambridge)
Roundtable: Has History condemned Africa to be poor?
Social visit: On the morning of the day after the conference, there will be an optional visit to the Whitworth Art Gallery followed by an informal lunch at the Curry Mile.
About University of Manchester
Through their unique combination of disciplines and specialist expertise, they are positioned to influence the grand challenges of this century, notably poverty eradication, securing social justice, environmental change and sustainable urbanism. The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester. The main campus is south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road. The university owns and operates major cultural assets s.
Aim and Benefits of University Of Manchester Quantifying The Long Run History Of Africa
There will be no conference fee. We have secured ESRC funding which will cover catering costs and dinner, as well as travel and accommodation costs for graduate students who do not have funds from their own institutions. We expect presenters to be a mix of junior and senior scholars. Pending on other ongoing funding applications, we may be able to fund additional benefits for those who need this in order to attend. However, it is unlikely that we will be able to fund full travel and accommodation costs for all participants. Tenured faculty, in particular, will be expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs.
Accommodation: We suggest Hyatt Regency as the accommodation in-campus. For those looking for budget accommodation, we suggest Luther King House.
Requirements for University Of Manchester Quantifying The Long Run History Of Africa Qualification
We plan to accept papers that cover all periods of African economic history, but with a focus on the period prior to 1950.
Interview date, Process and Venue for University Of Manchester Quantifying The Long Run History Of Africa
- 11th September 2023 – deadline to send us a paper proposal
- 25th September 2023 – we will communicate the accepted proposals (and possibly a waiting list)
- 16th October 2023 – final program will be posted
September 11, 2022
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to University of Manchester on sites.google.com to apply
For applications, please email a paper proposal to Nuno Palma. You can apply with only a title and abstract, but complete manuscripts have a higher chance to get accepted into the program. A poster session may also take place. Applications by PhD students are encouraged.
For more detail, visit ECH website