Welcome to Pre-WEHC Young Scholars Workshop!
The YSI Economic History (EH) and YSI Africa Working Groups will lead a young scholar workshop at the occasion of the World Economic History Congress in Paris on 23 July (this Saturday). The World Economic History Congress (WEHC) is the major international event for our international community.
The workshop offers a one-day experience for early-career researchers with mentorship from the YSI EH and Africa community alumni and from senior economic historians, including Africanists.
The central theme of this workshop is the inclusion of rare voices in economic history. While economic history has been biased toward European and American economic history, this workshop is focusing especially on African history, but also South American, Turkish, and Indian economic history.
Each participant will briefly present a pre-circulated paper with a maximum of 20 minutes, followed by questions and comments of a pre-assigned commentator for a maximum of 10 minutes. Different sessions will also be held where it will be discussed and explained how to produce high-quality research, publish in impact journals, and where recommendations and advice will be given by the best professionals in their disciplines on how to build a career for young researchers.
Finally, this pre-WEHC workshop will offer its participants the opportunity to communicate across different economic history topics, and disciplinary barriers. It will do so by offering them the possibility to share their research in a unique international and professional environment.
We welcome you to attend for free in person if you are in Paris on the day, or virtually (link will be sent to registered attendees closer to the event).
We look forward to seeing you in person or virtually in Paris!