IOSARN is pleased to announce,
Eastern Indian Ocean circulations: people, politics, cultures, representations, trade – and tensions, a full day workshop at UTS on Friday, May 24.
About the workshop:
This workshop focuses on circulations and communication around the eastern Indian Ocean from the mid 20th century to the present. Much of the ‘Indian Ocean’ literature actually concentrates on the western areas – Africa and Western Peninsula India – rather than considering the Oceans eastern shores which cover many different countries. Yet in those eastern areas, it is usually regions which are studied alone: South Asia or Southeast Asia or Melanesia – while Australia is not considered at all, or lumped into the Pacific arena.
In this workshop we are instead asking participants to consider the connections between the various places around the eastern rim of the Indian Ocean – whether those connections be through the movement of people, of ideas including the representations of peoples or genders or histories, of trade goods, of living environments and of politics – but also through conflicts and tensions. In all cases, the connections have flowed in many directions which changed over time. Participants will be discussing the links – backwards and forwards – between India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore and the Straits, Thailand, Indonesia, Timor L’este, Australia and Papua New Guinea.
When: Friday May 24 2013
Where: Room 201, Level 14, Building 10 (235 Jones Street), University of Technology, Sydney
Download the workshop flyer here.