Because of an increasing awareness in South Africa that “the past is never dead; it is not even past”, economic history is gaining popularity across the country. Yet there are still very few graduate courses in either Economics or History departments dedicated to the study of economic history. For this reason, ERSA is organising a training workshop for graduate students at the end of the November exams. We have space for about 15 students. The idea is to recruit students in economics and history (although other fields are welcome too) that have an interest in economic history and are considering graduate dissertations on the topic. More info is available here: Training workshop for Graduate Students: South African Economic History. The training workshop is free and we will cover flights to and accommodation in Grahamstown for all successful applicants.
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