Indian Ocean World Centre

New Podcast Episode!

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.

New Book Published!

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.

Conference Recording Now Available!

The IOWC held an online international conference on environmental crises in the Indian Ocean World since 1800 on May 28-29, 2021. The conference recordings are available here: