The African Economic History Network, no rx founded in 2011, just published its 10th Bimonthly Newsletter – summarizing new research and opportunities in African Economic History. The first African Economic History Working paper sets out the aims and objectives of the network, and there are now 10 papers available. The latest paper is co-authored by Ewout Frankema and me, and is called “Writing History Backwards or Sideways: Towards a Consensus on African Population, 1850-present“. It is an attempt of improving the data set on population 1850-present, you can download the data set here.
And here is Johan Fourie on what he calls the The renaissance of African economic history. This are exciting times to work on African economic history, contact the network if you want to become a member.