Following the success of the IOWC’s conference, ‘Adaptation and Resilience to Climatic and Environmental Changes in the Indian Ocean World, past to present,’ in May… 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.
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The IOWC successfully hosted an online international conference entitled, “Adaptation and resilience to climatic and environmental changes in the Indian Ocean World, past to present” from… Read More
On May 24th 2022, Dr. Julie Babin (IOWC), Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC) and Dr. M. Christopher Low (Utah) successfully led the Second Annual Appraising Risk… Read More
The IOWC 10th Anniversary Report
To celebrate 10 years of the IOWC’s existence, we have published 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.