African History through the lens of Economics
In collaboration with historians, political scientists, and anthropologists, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development at London Business School is launching an open-access, interdisciplinary lecture series to study the impact of Africa’s history on contemporary development.
This course will cover recent contributions in economic history that, using geospatial data from anthropological maps, colonial archives and secondary sources, will explore current economic and development challenges by drawing parallels between the past and present.
Knowing the history of Africa and its legacy is key to inform private sector development research in the continent and the lecture series will bring a unique and holistic perspective on its contemporary development.
10 main lectures + 10 special sessions + 3 plenary sessions covering major aspects of African history every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am ET / 3pm GMT for 10 weeks starting on 1st February.