2023 biennial Indian Ocean Studies Conference - 17 & 18 November

Organised by the Indian Ocean Research Centre of Sheridan Institute of Higher Education

Pathways and Passages: Faith and Migration in the Indian Ocean Region

The Indian Ocean Research Centre of Sheridan Institute of Higher Education wishes to announce the third biennial Indian Ocean Studies Conference, Pathways and Passages: Faith and Migration in the Indian Ocean Region, to be held in Perth, Western Australia at the WA Maritime Museum on Friday, 17 November 2023 and Saturday, 18 November 2023.

Previous conferences

November 2021 biennial Indian Ocean Studies Conference
Sheridan Institute of Higher Education, the WA Maritime Museum and the Australian Association for Maritime History
2021 conference presentations available here


November 2019 biennial Indian Ocean Studies Conference
Sheridan Institute of Higher Education and the Australian Association for Maritime History
2019 conference presentations available here


About the Conference

The biennial Indian Ocean Studies Conference provides an important venue for researchers, scholars, policy-makers, students and the general public to meet and share their thoughts and ideas on this significant region. The conferences have facilitated presentations and discussions focussing on the sub-themes: maritime history and trade, education and communities, faith and culture, disease and disease control, environmental studies and defence and strategic studies. Scholars with a research interest in these topics presented at the conference,  and the recent edited book (2022) published by Lexington Books was developed from the findings of the 2021 conference.

These biennial conferences have been organised collaboratively by staff in the School of Humanities and Social Science at Sheridan Institute of Higher Education and scholars from the WA Maritime Museum and the Australian Association for Maritime History.

The next conference will be in Perth, Western Australian in 2023. We welcome scholars who are engaged in the field of Indian Ocean Studies - broadly defined - to express their interest (details forthcoming).

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