This is a call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference on enslavement, bondage and the environment in the Indian Ocean World (from Africa to the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and the Far East). A wide range of themes will be considered, including the following:
The process of enslavement
Natural disasters and enslavement
Man-made disasters and enslavement
Debt and enslavement
The slave trade
Migration and enslavement
The economy of servitude
The sex profile of servitude
Race and enslavement
Religion and enslavement
Agency in servitude
Deadline for submission of abstracts (1 paragraph) is 30 September 2010. Responses will be distributed by 1 October 2010. Deadline for submission of accepted papers in English or French (max. 10,000 words in MS Word) is 15 February 2011.
The registration fee is $200 US ($60 US for students), payable by 1 March 2011. The late registration fee (after 1 March 2010) is $240 US ($80 US for students).
Participants are required to pay their own travel, lodgings, and conference registration fee. Information on travel and lodging in Montreal can be provided.
The conference will follow the Avignon model. Papers will be distributed in advance. Authors do not read their papers. Sessions will be organised according to theme and will take the form of a discussion led by a discussant.
Kindly include with your abstract:
Full Postal Address
Designation as either an academic or a student registrant
This event is sponsored by the Indian Ocean World Centre and SSHRC.
Peterson Hall, McGill University
3460 McTavish Street, Room 100
Montréal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1X9
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