Internatial Conference 'Enslavement, Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World'

28-30 April 2011
Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Call for Papers

The interdisciplinary conference on enslavement, bondage and the environment in the Indian Ocean World (from Africa to the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and the Far East) will consider a wide range of themes, including the following:

The process of enslavement Natural disasters and enslavement
Man-made disasters and enslavement Debt and enslavement
The slave trade Slavery
Forced labour Migration and enslavement
The economy of servitude The sex profile of servitude
Collective enslavement Race and enslavement
Religion and enslavement Agency in servitude

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts (1 paragraph) and application form (see below) is 1 December 2010.
  • Responses will be distributed by 31 December 2010.
  • Deadline for submission of accepted papers in English or French (max. 10,000 words in MS Word) is 15 March 2011.
  • The registration fee is $200 US ($60 US for students), payable by 1 March 2011.The late registration fee (after 1 March 2010) is $240 US ($80 US for students).
  • Participants are required to pay their own travel, lodgings, and conference registration fee. We can provide you with information on travel and lodging in Montreal.
  • The conference will follow the Avignon model. Papers will be distributed in advance. Authors do not read their papers. Sessions will be organised according to theme and will take the form of a discussion led by a discussant.

Indian Ocean World Centre Peterson Hall, McGill University 3460 McTavish Street, Room 100 Montréal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1X9 Tel: 514.398.6204

Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC)