Savings, credit and debt in South African history
Professor JPB (Joost) Jonkers (Unviersity of Amsterdam)
The emergence of financial markets has been the subject of extensive investigation over an extended period of time, but the early development of savings, credit extension and debt as instruments of the foundation of the financial system in Africa remains under-researched and under-explored.
Number of participants: The number of participants will be limited to 15 delegates.
Funding: Travel expenses in South Africa will be covered and accommodation for the duration of the workshop will be provided by the ERSA Economic History Working Group.
Domestic Flights: To Johannesburg (OR Tambo or Lanseria)
Requirements: This is an open call for submissions to scholars in the broad research area of savings, credit and debt since the seventeenth century ‘South African’ colonies and indigenous societies, to present the result of research – which could be research in progress, completed research, research in related areas or research in the conceptualisation phase. Scholars will be invited to present their work and engage in the ensuing discourse.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, 5 December 2014. Send all abstracts to: workshops [at] econrsa.org with the subject title: Economic History/Macroeconomic workshop – January 2015.