The IOWC is a research initiative and resource base established to promote the study of the history, economy, and cultures of the lands and peoples of the Indian Ocean world (IOW) – from China to Southeast and South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Latest from the IOWC
In this new episode, join Doctor Archisman Chaudhuri and Professor Jakobina Arch from Whitman College as they discuss research into coastal shipping of Tokugawa Japan (17th century -19th century), and accounts of shipwrecks’ survivors as insights on the religious world of sailors.
Professor Gwyn Campbell’s new book, The Travels of Robert Lyall, 1789–1831: Scottish Surgeon, Naturalist and British Agent to the Court of Madagascar, has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan.
The IOWC’s history in three points:
Indian Ocean Project (IOP) established by Gwyn Campbell in 1993 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The IOP was reborn in 1999 as the Association pour l’étude de l’Afrique et les pays de l’Océan Indian (AAOI) at the University of Avignon, France.
The AAOI becomes the Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) based at McGill University.