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Forced Migration and Environment in the Indian Ocean World, Past to Present (Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec: 7-8 December 2018 )

Deadline: 1 Jul 2018

Hosted by the Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), McGill University, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow. We invite papers that explore the relationships between unfree and/or forced migration and the environment in the Indian Ocean World (IOW), defined as the macro-region running from Africa through the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, to Australasia, and East Asia, from early times to the present day. Key issues to be addressed will be the historical and contemporary ways in which environmental conditions and climate shifts in the IOW have impacted the forced migration and mobility of peoples, both free and unfree, and how forced migration has impacted upon the environment. Suggested themes include, but are not limited to, long-distance trade, pastoralism and land use, slavery, labour, colonialism, government, and policy. Paper proposals should include:

* Full name and contact information, including institutional affiliation
* Title and brief abstract (max. 250 words) detailing the subject, time period, and disciplinary approach of study
* Short bio (max. 150 words)

Notification of acceptance will be conveyed by early August. Registration for the conference will be $100 CAD ($50 CAD for students). Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. We plan to publish selected conference papers. This conference will take place in conjunction with a one-day graduate workshop on Migration and Environment in the IOW, to be held a day earlier on Thursday, 6 December. Graduate students participating in that workshop are invited to attend this larger two-day conference.

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Filed under: Call for Papers - Conferences

Last updated: 11 Jun 2018



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