IOWC Graduate Workshop on Migration and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World

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December 6, 2018
Quebec, Canada
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Graduate Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies

Call for Papers

The IOWC Graduate Workshop on Migration and the Environment

in the Indian Ocean World


Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), McGill University

6 December 2018


The Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), McGill University welcomes submissions for its Graduate workshop on “Migration and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World”. The workshop, to be held on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at the IOWC, McGill University, is part of a larger collaborative conference hosted by academics from McGill University and the University of Glasgow. The larger McGill-Glasgow conference will take place on 7-8 December and graduate students accepted to the workshop will have the opportunity to attend the larger conference and participate in its discussions. More information about the conference can be found here.


The IOWC is a leading research centre dedicated to international collaborative study and inquiry, both maritime and littoral, of the Indian Ocean world (a macro-region running from eastern Africa through the Middle East and South Asia, to China, Japan, and Australia). We welcome papers from graduate students studying any aspect of history related to migration and the environment in the Indian Ocean world, including, but not limited to, slavery and abolition, bonded labour, and themes in economics, human-environment interaction, religion, and culture.


Paper proposals should include:

  • Full name and contact information (including university)
  • Discipline and focus of research
  • Title and brief abstract (max. 250 words) detailing the subject, time period and disciplinary approach of study

The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2018. For inquiries and to submit a proposal for the graduate workshop, please contact Rebekah McCallum or Joseph Howard at Notification of acceptance will be conveyed by the end of July.


The registration fee is $50 CAD. This registration fee enables the graduate student to attend the larger McGill-Glasgow conference (cost of conference dinner separate). Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Accepted conference papers will be considered for publication in the IOWC Graduate Working Paper Series and/or the Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies.

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