Trade in Animals and Animal Products in the Indian Ocean World from early times to c.1900

Call for Papers

Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC)
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

23-24 October 2014

Organiser: Omri Bassewitch Frenkel (IOWC, McGill University)

An interdisciplinary conference on “Trade in Animals and Animal Products in the Indian Ocean World from early times to c.1900″ will be held at the Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, from 23-24 October 2014. Continue reading “Trade in Animals and Animal Products in the Indian Ocean World from early times to c.1900”

International Conference, “Zheng He’s Maritime Voyages (1405-1433) and China’s Relations with the Indian Ocean World from Antiquity”

August 22-24, 2014, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Call for Papers  Eighty-seven years before Christopher Columbus’ first transatlantic voyage, another of the world’s greatest navigators, the Chinese admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho), launched the first of the seven voyages he would lead across the Indian Ocean between 1405 and 1433. This international conference focuses both on Zheng He’s epic voyages in the early fifteenth … Continue reading International Conference, “Zheng He’s Maritime Voyages (1405-1433) and China’s Relations with the Indian Ocean World from Antiquity”