The Indian Ocean World Podcast seeks to educate and inform its listeners on topics concerning the relationship between humans and the environment throughout the history of the Indian Ocean World.

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”Shaping Landscapes: Environmental History, Plantation Management and Colonial Legacies in Mauritius” The Indian Ocean World Podcast

Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) is joined by Dr. Julia Jong Haines (Cornell) to discuss her archeological research at Bras D’Eau National Park in Mauritius, a former sugar plantation. Their conversation covers trees as archeological artifacts, Mauritian environmental degradation beyond the dodo, and the palimpsestic legacies of slavery and indenture on the Mauritian landscape. Dr. Haines completed her PhD at the University of Virginia in 2019, and currently holds Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University. Her research focuses on Mauritius between the 18th and mid-20th centuries, working with local partners to consider questions of environmental, social, and scientific history. Links: Article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10761-021-00629-0 University Profile: https://anthropology.cornell.edu/julia-jong-haines   The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding and Dr. Julie Babin, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”
  1. ”Shaping Landscapes: Environmental History, Plantation Management and Colonial Legacies in Mauritius”
  2. “From New Spain to Mughal India: Rethinking Early Modern Animal Studies with a Turkey, ca. 1612”
  3. “Kuishi Ughaibuni” & “To Everyone Who Told Zanzis That They Are Not Omani”
  4. “Atmospheric Archives: Gender and Climate Knowledge in Colonial Tasmania”
  5. ”Cholera, British Seamen and Maritime Anxieties in Calcutta, c.1830s–1890s.”
  6. Introducing the Gwillim Project
  7. Micro-Financing Rural Cambodia: Loans, Debt, and Climate Change
  8. Never Again was there a City like Diu: Architecture, History, and Culture in Colonial Gujarat
  9. The Indus Delta Between Past and Future
  10. William Tolly and His Canal: 18th Century Calcutta and the Complexities of Industrialization