Gwyn Campbell

Gwyn Campbell

Gwyn Campbell is founding Director of the Indian Ocean World Centre, General Editor of the Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies (JIOWS). Born in Madagascar, and raised in Wales, he holds degrees in economic history from the universities of Birmingham and Wales and has taught in India (Voluntary Service Overseas) as well as at universities in Madagascar, Britain, South Africa, Belgium and France. He served as an academic consultant for the South African Government in a series of inter-governmental meetings that led to the formation of an Indian Ocean regional association in 1997. He held a Canada Research Chair in Indian Ocean World History from 2005-19, and a Humboldt Award from 2017-19 for his research and teaching in Indian Ocean world studies. He is currently director of a major international research project entitled “Appraising Risk, Past and Present: Interrogating Historical Data to Enhance Understanding of Environmental Crises in the Indian Ocean World.” His publications include Africa and the Indian Ocean World from early times to 1900 (Cambridge, 2019), David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” (Brill, 2012), An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar, 1750-1895 (Cambridge, 2005) and, as editor, Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and Africa and the Early Indian Ocean World Trade to circa 1300 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).


Published Books

Gwyn Campbell, Africa and the Indian Ocean World from early times to 1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019

Gwyn Campbell and Alessandro Stanziani (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Bondage and Human Rights in Africa and Asia. London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019

Gwyn Campbell and Steven Serels (eds.), Currencies of the Indian Ocean World. London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019

Gwyn Campbell (ed.) Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World. Basingstoke, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

Gwyn Campbell, Pedro Machado, and Sarah Fee (eds.), Textile Trades, Consumer Cultures, and the Material Worlds of the Indian Ocean: An Ocean of Cloth. Basingstoke, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

Gwyn Campbell (ed.), Africa and the Early Indian Ocean World Exchange to circa 1300. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Gwyn Campbell and Elizabeth Elbourne (eds.), Sex, Power, and Slavery. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2014.

Sandra Evers, Gwyn Campbell, and Michael Lambek (eds.), Contest for Land in Madagascar. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Gwyn Campbell and Alessandro Stanziani (eds.), Bonded Labour and Debt in the Indian Ocean World. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.

Gwyn Campbell and Alessandro Stanziani (eds.), Debt and Slavery in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.

Gwyn Campbell, David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar.” Studies in Christian Mission, vol. 41. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers, and Joseph Miller (eds.), Child Slaves in the Modern World. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2011.

Gwyn Campbell, An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar, 1750-1895: The Rise and Fall of an Island Empire. African Studies Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. (Paperback edition)

Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers and Joseph Miller (eds.), Children in Slavery through the Ages. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2009.

Edward A. Alpers, Gwyn Campbell, and Michael Salman (eds.), Resisting Bondage in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia. London: Routledge, 2009. (Paperback edition)

Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers and Joseph Miller (eds.), Women in Slavery. Vol.2: The Modern Atlantic. Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures Series, 2 vols. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2008.

Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers and Joseph Miller (eds.), Women in Slavery. Vol.1: Africa, the Indian Ocean World, and the Medieval North Atlantic. Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures Series, 2 vols. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2007.

Gwyn Campbell and Nathalie Guibert (eds.), Wine, Society and Globalization. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Wine Industry. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Gwyn Campbell, Edward A. Alpers and Michael Salman (eds.), Resisting Bondage in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia. London: Routledge, 2006.

Gwyn Campbell, An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar, 1750-1895: The Rise and Fall of an Island Empire. African Studies Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Gwyn Campbell (ed.), Abolition and Its Aftermath in the Indian Ocean Africa and Asia. Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures Series. London: Routledge, 2005.

Edward Alpers, Gwyn Campbell, and Michael Salman (Eds.), Slavery and Resistance in Africa and Asia. London: Routledge, 2005.

Gwyn Campbell (ed.), The Structure of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia. Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures Series. London: Routledge, 2003.

Gwyn Campbell (ed.), Southern Africa and Regional Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region. Curzon-IIAS Asian Studies Series. London and New York: Routledge Curzon, 2003.

Gwyn Campbell, (ed.), Directory of Scholars and Academic/Research Institutions with Interests in the Indian Ocean Rim. Johannesburg: Africa and Indian Ocean Project, 1997.

Gwyn Campbell and Pascale Belot (eds.), Me – Children’s Poetry in the New South Africa. Johannesburg: Taliesin Editions, 1995.

Gwyn Campbell, (ed.), 1995 Directory of Scholars and Academic/Research Institutions with Interests in the Indian Ocean Rim. Johannesburg: Africa and Indian Ocean Project, 1995.

Gwyn Campbell, (ed.). Eileen Baker, “Yan Boogie”: The autobiography of a Swansea Valley Girl. Johannesburg: Sigma Press, 1992.