The programme contains two keynotes and over twenty parallel sessions devoted to the most recent studies on African Economic History from different perspectives. In addition to that, the programme also includes a cocktail event, a book launch and the annual Jay-Jay Okocha soccer trophy will form a key activity of this academic event!
Local Organising Committee
Carolyn Chisadza (University of Pretoria)
Tinashe Nyamunde (University of Pretoria)
Christie Swanepoel (University of the Western Cape)
Prof Alois Mlambo
Alois S. Mlambo is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Historical Studies of the University of Pretoria and a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. During his working career, he taught at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria (1980), University of Zimbabwe (1980-2004), and the University of Pretoria (2004-2017). He was also a visiting lecturer/professor at Duke University, University of North Carolina at Raleigh, University of Minnesota, and the Coastguard Academy, New London, Connecticut. His current research interest is the interface of identities, migration, xenophobia and violence in southern Africa in the colonial and post-colonial periods, with a specific focus on the settler states of Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and South Africa, as well as Botswana, for a long time a generous host to refugees from both countries. Part of the ongoing research is also tracing the history of forced migrations in southern Africa during the region’s thirty years of liberation wars/armed struggles from 1960 to 1990.
Prof John Turner
John Turner has been a Professor of Finance and Financial History at Queen’s University Belfast since 2005. His research is focussed on the long-run evolution and development of banking, banking crises, bubbles, and financial markets. He is the author of Banking in Crisis, published by Cambridge University Press. Banking in Crisis won the 2015 Wadsworth Prize. His most recent book, Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles, was on a Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year and has been covered in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Guardian, Irish Times, Belfast Telegraph and City AM. He is currently an editor of the Economic History Review. John has held several distinguished visiting positions – he was the Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England in 2003 and the Alfred D. Chandler Fellow at the Harvard Business School in 2010. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2018.