A two-day international conference on the transformations in the political economy of the Indian Ocean during the formative era of European colonial expansion (1400-1800).

21 and 22 September, 2023

Coach House, Green College

No Registration Required

Green College is the Conference host.

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will explore the impact of economic power, cultural interaction, legal systems, and technological innovation in restructuring maritime exchange and relations among imperial and state powers in Europe, Asia, and Africa

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Generously supported by Green College, the History Department, UBC, the Asian Studies Department, UBC, the Sociology Department, UBC, the Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) at UBC, the Faculty of Arts, UBC, Dutch Studies Endowment, the Faculty of Arts SSHRC Exchange Grant – Visiting Speakers, Canada Research Chair in the History of the Modern Middle East Fund, Canada Research Chair, Colonial Legal Histories


Jessica Hanser, History
Renisa Mawani, Sociology
Sebastian Prange, Asian Studies
Hicham Safieddine, History
Richard Unger, History