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GLOBAL COMMODITIES & AFRICA IN THE LONG 19th CENTURY (1770s-1930s)

Friday 19 May. Venue: Ramphal Building, R0.3/4

9.30 am Workshop Registration, coffee, and introduction

10.00 am Panel 1 GLOBAL COMMODITIES IN EAST AFRICA
Chair: Michael Bollig (University of Cologne)

Plantation eco-culture in the Western Indian Ocean: a transformational history
 Christopher Conte (Utah State University)

  Ivory and African life: Elephants, elephant products and the functioning of the 19th century East African ivory trade
 Philip Gooding (SOAS London)


11.30 am Coffee

12.00 pm Panel 2 COMMERCIAL TRANSITIONS IN WEST AFRICA
Chair: George Roberts (University of Warwick)

 An economic rationale for the West African scramble? The commercial transition and commodity price boom of 1835-1885
 Ewout Frankema (Wageningen University)

 Commodities, Prices and Risk: The changing markets for non-slave products in pre-abolition West Africa
 Angus Dalrymple-Smith (Wageningen University)

1.30 pm Lunch

2.30 pm Panel 3 COMMERCIALISATION AND EXPORT PRICES
Chair: David M. Anderson (University of Warwick)

 Weather Shocks and Agricultural Commercialization in Colonial Tropical Africa: Did Cash Crops Alleviate Social Distress?
 Kostadis J. Papaioannou (London School of Economics)

 Measuring Extractive Institutions: Colonial Trade and Price Gaps in French Africa
  Federico Tadei (Bocconi University, Milan)

4.00 pm Closing comments, coffee, and workshop end.

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