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Digital Workshop: "The Economic History of Poverty in Africa"

2021-07-08 12:00 to 18:00
Online

Introductory digital Workshop of the DAAD Guest Professorship "African Economic History" at Bayreuth University


Programme


12:00

"The rise of African Economic History and the Bayreuth initiative. An introduction."
Jan-Otmar Hesse (Bayreuth)

12:30

Panel discussion: "New developments in African Economic History – a field on the rise?"
Interventions:
Gareth Austin (Cambridge/UK), Joel Glasman (Bayreuth), as well as the DAAD Guest Professors: Grietjie Verhoef (Johannesburg/South Africa); George Bob- Milliar (Kumasi/Ghana); Morten Jerven (NMBU/Norway); and Ayodeji Olukoju (Lagos/Nigeria)

14:00

Lunch-Break

15:00            

"A History of the Construction of the Poverty Trap in Northern Ghana"
Lecture by George Bob-Milliar (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi/Ghana; 1st Guest Professor at Bayreuth University)
Discussion

16:00

"Migration and the Production of Informal Economies in the Gold Coast"
Lecture by Mariama Marciana Kuusaana (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi/Ghana)
Discussion

18:00

Virtual Biergarten

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