CFP - Fall 2017 Graduate Conference

IOWC 2017 Graduate Conference on Indian Ocean World History

Call for Papers

McGill University's Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) welcomes submissions for its 2017 Graduate Conference on Indian Ocean World History on 20 October 2017. The IOWC is a McGill 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 east towards China, Japan and Australia.

We welcome papers from graduate students studying any aspect of history related to the Indian Ocean world, including, but not limited to slavery and abolition, bonded labour, and themes in economic history, 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. 400 words) detailing the subject, time period and disciplinary approach of study

The deadline for submissions is 10 June 2017. For inquiries and to submit a proposal, please contact Rebekah McCallum or Joseph Howard at iowc@mcgill.ca. Notification of acceptance will be conveyed by the end of June.

The registration fee, to be collected at the conference, is $25. 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.