LEAP members attend World Economic History Congress in Kyoto

Posted by Johan Fourie on 2015-08-11

Several staff, students and research associates from the Department's Laboratory for the Economics of Africa's Past (LEAP) attended the trienniel World Economic History Congress in Kyoto, Japan from 3 to 7 August. Three Stellenbosch students, Jeanne Cilliers, Christie Swanepoel and Bokang Mpeta, presented their research. Johan Fourie, who completed his PhD at Utrecht University in 2012, was a finalist in the dissertation session on early-modern history. He was announced the winner of this category on Friday night at the closing ceremony.

At the conference venue in Kyoto: Martine Mariotti (research associate), Dieter von Fintel, Bokang Mpeta, Sophia du Plessis, Christie Swanepoel, Jeanne Cilliers, Abel Gwaindepi and Johan Fourie

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