The XVIth World Economic History Congress

The XVIth World Economic History Congress was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa 9 – 13 July 2012. Hosted by the Economic History Society of Southern Africa and The Department of Economics, the WEHC 2012 welcomed more than 750 delegates attending from 55 countries.

The congress format followed a traditional plan with five days of plenary and parallel sessions and had a strong emphasis on research and networking. Much of the debate took place in parallel sessions hosted by specialist session hosts and there was ample opportunity for audience participation, as well as time for networking – both vital to the success of the congress.

Social events included Opening and Closing Receptions and a cultural evening for delegates and accompanying persons. Delegates were encouraged to bring their families, and an accompanying person's programme was offered.

Hosted by Stellenbosch University in the heart of the world-renowned Cape Winelands – just a short distance from the beautiful city of Cape Town – the XVIth World Economic History Congress offered participants a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of all that the Cape Winelands, Cape Town and South Africa has to offer.

Some wonderful photos of the congress were taken which you can view at the following links:
WECH2012 Photostream 1
WECH2012 Photostream 2
WECH2012 Photostream 3

Click here to download the WEHC 2012 delegate list.


Congress Opening Session
9 July 2012

Welcome Reception
9 July 2012

Book Launch
10 July 2012

Cultural Evening
11 July 2012


International Economic History Association Economic History Society of South Africa Global Micro Lending Local Alternative Investing Credit Institute Writers Guild of American Economics Microfinance Focus