The XVIth World Economic
History Congress


The Economic History Society of Southern Africa and The Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University invite you to The XVIth World Economic History Congress in Stellenbosch, South Africa, taking place from 9-13 July 2012.


Hosted by Stellenbosch University and taking place on their campus 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 will offer attendees a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of all that the Cape Winelands, Cape Town and South Africa have to offer.

WEHC 2012 session proposals
now open


The International Economic History Association (IEHA) has opened the first round for the submission of session proposals for the World Economic History Congress 2012. The deadline is 1 September 2010. A Second Call for Session Proposals will be issued in October 2010. The conference organisers welcome session proposals on all topics in economic history. Given the congress theme of "The Roots of Development", the organisers hope to attract quality sessions investigating the economic history of developing regions.


Submit a Session Proposal electronically here.

November 2010 pre-conference coincides with IEHA Council visit


As part of the preparations for 2012, the IEHA Council will meet in Stellenbosch from 22-23 November 2010. The Economic History Society of Southern Africa (EHSSA), in collaboration with Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) and Future Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) are planning a three-day conference to coincide with the Council meeting. A call for papers for this event is now available. The host institution will sponsor all meals and accommodation, while participants are responsible for a small registration fee and their own travel expenses. Please visit for more information.

Economic History of Developing Regions now published by Taylor & Francis


EHSSA is proud to announce a publishing partnership with Taylor & Francis for its journal, Economic History of Developing Regions. Most of economic history has focused on the industrialised North. Economic History of Developing Regions promotes the study of economic change in the developing South, including Africa, Asia and Latin America. The journal will accept papers from both quantitative and qualitative methodological traditions, or any combination of the two. We seek submissions with an economic history focus from disciplines such as general history, cliometrics, business history, labour history, financial history, development studies and others. For more information, please visit the Journal’s website at:

WEHC 2012 Congress Secretariat

African Agenda
Tel: +27 (0)21 683 2934
Fax: +27 (0)21 683 0816


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First Call for Session Proposals click here


Congress Opening
9 July 2012