Indian Ocean World Centre

The Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) at McGill University 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.


The IOWC as part of its SSHRC sponsored Partnership project Appraising Risk has launched a new podcast series exploring the critical role of climatic crises in the past and future of the Indian Ocean World. More information about the podcasts and access to the recordings can be found online here.

Conference Postponed
The conference “Drought, Floods, and Rainfall Anomalies in the Indian Ocean World,” scheduled for May 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. Details will be announced when it has been rescheduled.

Contact Us

Peterson Hall, Room 100, 3460 rue McTavish
Montréal QC, Canada, H3A0E6