The Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) is building a free interdisciplinary network of scholars working on topics related to slavery, bondage, and the environment, with a focus on the Indian Ocean World (IOW) and its constituent parts (eastern Africa to eastern and southeastern Asia). The Centre intends to build a forum for scholars to connect, exchange ideas, build bibliographies, circulate conference calls, and organise panels/conferences, etc. The IOWC will host an e-mail group and share news of relevant works, events, and opportunities, as well as member information on our website.
All scholars with interests in slavery, bondage, and/or the environment in the IOW, past, present, and future, are encouraged to participate. A publication record on the network’s themes is not a precursor to inclusion. Emerging scholars (including (post-)graduate students/candidates), women, indigenous, and scholars from or based in the IOW are particularly encouraged sign up. We hope to use this network as the starting point for important research into the linkages between environmental conditions and slavery/bondage in the future.
For more information on this network, please visit our website here.
Should you wish to sign up as a member of the network, please fill out this form.