Previous Conferences


2018 “Pirates, Brigands and Smugglers in the Indian Ocean World,” McGill University, Montreal. (Program Available Here)

2017 “Labour, Working Animals, and Environment in the Indian Ocean World,” McGill University, Montreal. (Program Available Here)

2016 “Disease Dispersion and Impact in the Indian Ocean World,” McGill University, Montreal. (Program Available Here)

2016 Madagascar Workshop – “The Sacred and the Profane: Society, Cosmology and Environment in Madagascar, from Early Times to the Present Day,” Avignon, France.
(Program Available Here)

2015 10th Madagascar Workshop – “Language, Land and Labour,” McGill University, Montreal. (Program Available Here)

2015 “Currencies of Commerce in the Greater Indian Ocean World,” McGill University, Montreal. (Program Available Here)

2014 “Trade in Animals and Animal Products in the Indian Ocean World from early times to c.1900,” McGill University, Montreal. (Program Available Here)

2014 “Forced Labour flow to the Mascarenes, c.1834-43,” CNRS, Paris.

2014 “Zheng He’s Maritime Voyages (1405-1433) and China’s Relations with the Indian Ocean World from Antiquity,” University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

2013 “East Africa and Early Trans-Indian Ocean World Interchange,” McGill University, Montreal.

2013 “The European Impact on the Indian Ocean World,” McGill University, Montreal.

2013 “Histories of Medicine in the Indian Ocean World,” McGill University, Montreal.

2012 “The Dimensions of the Indian Ocean World Past: Sources and Opportunities for interdisciplinary work in Indian Ocean World History, 9th-19th Centuries,” Fremantle, Australia.

2012 “Textile Trades and Consumption in the Indian Ocean World, from Early Times to the Present,” McGill University, Montreal.

2012 “Crossroads between Empires and Peripheries – Knowledge Transfer, Product Exchange and Human Movement in the Indian Ocean World,” Ghent University, Belgium.

2011 “Enslavement, Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World,” McGill University, Montreal.

2009 “Debt and Slavery: The History of a Process of Enslavement,” McGill University, Montreal.

2008 “Workshop on Madagascar: Humans, Health and Environment in Madagascar,” McGill University, Montreal.

2007 “Sex, Power and Slavery: The Dynamics of Carnal Relations under Enslavement,” McGill University, Montreal.

2006 “Wine in the World: Markets, Tourism and Globalisation,” University of Florence, Italy.

2004 “Children, Unfree Labour and Slavery,” Avignon, France.

2004 “Wine and Economic Development from Early Times to the Present Day,” Avignon, France.

2002 “Women in Slavery – In Honour of Suzanne Miers,” Avignon, France.

2001 “Slavery, Unfree Labour and Revolt in Asia and the Indian Ocean,” Avignon, France.

2000 “The Structure of Slavery and Unfree Labour in Asia and the Indian Ocean during the 19th and 20th Centuries,” Avignon, France.

1999 “North-South Migration,” Avignon, France.

1995 “France, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean,” Johannesburg, South Africa.