Call for Papers
Trade in Animals and Animal Products in the Indian Ocean World from early times to c.1900
Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University, Montreal
Recently, much public attention has focused on the lucrative yet often illegal trade in the Indian Ocean World of animal parts, including elephant tusks, rhinoceros horns, and tiger skins. However, this trade is not a modern phenomenon. Its roots can be traced back centuries and is reflected in the traditions, folklore, medicinal practices and religious beliefs of many different societies across this region. By exploring the long-distance trade in animals and animal products, this conference will seek to interrogate the concept of the Indian Ocean as a "world." Papers should be in English or French. Deadline: May 1, 2014.
Web announcement: indianoceanworldcentre.com/