Call for Papers In September 2022, the Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) of McGill University founded the first global network dedicated to researching the intersections… Read More
The Indian Ocean World Centre (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
The IOWC 10th Anniversary Report
To celebrate 10 years of the IOWC’s existence, we have produced a report that looks back on its past activities and successes and looks forward to the future. Download the report here.
The IOWC’s history in three points:
The Indian Ocean Project (IOP) was 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 officially becomes the Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) based at McGill University in 2011.
Our most recent podcast:
”Shaping Landscapes: Environmental History, Plantation Management and Colonial Legacies in Mauritius” – The Indian Ocean World Podcast
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