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April 2016

The Indian Ocean World Symposium 2016

April 25, 2016
Georgetown SFS Qatar, Qatar Foundation
Doha, Qatar
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COMMERCE WITH THE UNIVERSE” HISTORIES, CONNECTIVITIES, IMAGININGS the indian ocean world is a symposium on the remapping of the indian ocean world as seen through the lens of mobility, maritime history, slavery, aesthetic and cultural exchanges and diasporic circularities.  8.30 a.m.   Registration and Breakfast 9.00  a.m. Welcome and Introduction - Amira Sonbol, Faculty Chair, Georgetown University in Qatar 9.15 a.m. PANEL 1 COMMERCE WITH THE UNIVERSE: A DISCUSSION WITH GAURAV DESAI PANEL CHAIR: Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf, Georgetown University in Qatar, School…

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April 2017

Indian Ocean Symposium 2017

April 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Georgetown SFS Qatar, Qatar Foundation
Doha, Qatar
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Towards a Re-mapping of Diasporic Circularities in the Indian Ocean World Although the Indian Ocean World has a history of interconnectivity and exchange spanning millennia, it has only recently started to attract scholarly attention. As a consequence, studies on this world lag behind those of movement and connectivity in the relatively more recent Atlantic World. These connections linked the Red Sea, large swathes of the African continent, the Middle East, the Asian sub-continent and the Far East. Over millennia, plants,…

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