University of Zimbabwe – Summer School on Research methods in African Economic History: Quantitative techniques and qualitative interpretations – Call for participants

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Description: 

The University of Zimbabwe (Department of History, Heritage and Knowledge Systems), together with the Young Scholars Initiative Africa, the African Economic History Network and Lund University (Department of Economic History) organizes a capacity building Summer School on "Research methods in African Economic History: Quantitative techniques and qualitative interpretations" (9-13 January 2023).

It is envisaged that 15 participants from different parts of southern Africa, constituting of early career PhD holders and post-graduate students, will be engaged for 5 days under the tutelage of senior scholars (Gareth Austin, Cambridge University; Erik Green, Lund University; Ushehwedu Kufakurinani, King’s College London; Calumet Links, Stellenbosch University; Karin Pallaver, University of Bologna).

How to participate

Please, send your CV and a statement of purpose demonstrating how you seek to deploy quantitative methodologies in your ongoing research. Submissions should be made to ushehwedu@gmail.com and erik.green@ekh.lu.se no later than 31 October 2022. Applicants will be informed of the decision of the selection committee by 15 November 2022. 

Funding

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizers. There will be limited funds available for covering travel costs for participants residing outside of Zimbabwe.

Partners

YSI Africa, African Economic History Network (AEHN), University of Zimbabwe (Department of History, Heritage and Knowledge Systems) and Lund University (Economic History Department)

Organizers

Ushehwedu Kufakurinani and Erik Green