to the African Economic History Network

The African Economic History Network (AEHN) is an initiative intended to foster communication, collaboration and research as well as teaching amongst scholars studying the long-term development of sub-Saharan Africa, from the pre-colonial era to the present-day. The AEHN holds an annual conference, publishes a working papers series in African Economic History and an open-source textbook The History of African Development, as well as a blog and a newsletter. The network was founded in 2011 with financial assistance from the Swedish Riksbanken.

Our Mission

Annual Meeting

16th Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network will take place 5-6 October 2023 at University of Pretoria (South Africa).

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If you or your organisation would like to know more about the activities of the AEHN and how best to support these, please contact us for more information.

The network is currently funded by:

Blog: Frontiers in African Economic History

Leader Selection and Why it Matters: Education and the Endogeneity of Favoritism in 11 African Countries

AEHN Textbook Project

AEHN Working Papers

Contact Us

To get in touch, please send an email to: [email protected]