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

The 15th Annual Meeting of the AEHN 2020 will take place in October at University of the Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa). Dates to be communicated.

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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

Elite Violence and Elite Numeracy in Africa from 1400 CE to 1950 CE: Evidence from an African Game of Thrones

AEHN Textbook Project

AEHN Working Papers

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