The production and circulation of academic knowledge about Africa is characterised by deep-rooted unevenness and asymmetries. To challenge this state of affairs, the workshop aims to promote the development of early career researchers based in Nigerian universities. Early career researchers will receive detailed feedback on their work, and benefit from the close mentoring from distinguished scholars, representing outstanding journals in African history, economic history, and political economy. These disciplines provide powerful tools to make the humanities relevant for development policy. Through expert advice on writing, publishing strategies and career choices, and special sessions on research funding in UK, Europe and USA, the workshop will encourage new partnerships and equal collaborations between scholars based in the Global North and in Nigeria. In doing so, the workshop will support a new generation of Nigerian scholars in claiming their rightful place at the centre of the debate on Africa's economic past.
Workshop Team: Dr Gerardo Serra, University of Manchester; Professor Olutayo Adesina, University of Ibadan