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INDOWS International Symposium “Discovering the Indian Ocean World:“Gyres”, Indian Ocean and beyond”

Date and Time:January 21 (Sat), 22nd (Sun), 23rd (Mon)

Venue:Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology (2nd floor) + Zoom online

[Senri Expo Park 10-1, Suita City, Osaka 565-8511, Japan]

Language:English (simultaneous interpretation will be provided)

Registration: ・Attend on site at National Museum of Ethnology: Entry form

・Attend online via Zoom: Entry form

        Registration deadline: January 11th, 2023

*Zoom URL will be sent before January 20th, 2023, to all who registered.

*On site attendance is limited up to the first 40 registrant.

Contact:Center for Indian Ocean World Studies, National Museum of Ethnology

Tel: +81-(0)6-7661-8501

January 21st(Sat): Symposium Day 1

10:00-11:00 Opening remarks

  • Koji Miyazaki (Executive Director, National Institute for the Humanities)

  • Kenji Yoshida (Director-General, National Museum of Ethnology)

  • Minoru Mio (Convener, NIHU Indian Ocean World Studies Program)

11:00-13:30 Session 1: Materials

  • “Mocha Coffee” in Three Ways: Plant, Brand and Blend Hideaki Suzuki (National Museum of Ethnology)

  • From the Edge of the Indian Ocean: Qat and the people who trade and consume it Reiko Otsubo (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

  • A World made from Scrap: Scrap Circulation in and beyond Ahmedabad, India Ayako Iwatani (Kyoto University)

  • A blank canvas for fashion: merikani cotton cloth in the 19th century Sarah Fee (Royal Ontario Museum)

14:30-17:00 Session 2: Cultural Phenomena

  • Creolising swirls, transoceanic gyres: Creolisation theory and transcultural phenomena in the Indian Ocean world Ananya Jahanara Kabir (King’s College London)

  • Indians in Swahili Literature: Comparing Vuta N’kuvute and Propaganda Literature Fuko Onoda (Osaka University)

  • Spatial Organization of Port Cities in the Indian Ocean World: From the Perspective of the Distribution of Communities Shu Yamane (Kwansei Gakuin University)

  • Two Currents in Ramayana: Ramayana Productions from Singapore and its Gyre to the Global Indian World Yoshiaki Takemura (National Institutes for the Humanities)

January 22nd (Sun): Symposium Day 2

10:00-12:30 Session3: People

  • Ecological factors behind the circulation of Indian traders in the Indian Ocean Claude Markovits (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)

  • Intersecting land and maritime trade networks in Southwest Asia: the Afghan arms trade in cooperation with various trade networks at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries Ichiro Ozawa (Ritsumeikan University)

  • Indian Social Networks and the Role of Intermediaries in Indian Ocean Labour Migration in the Colonial Era. Crispin Bates (Sunway University)

  • Different Migration Patterns of the Hadrami sada from a Comparison of the al-‘Aydarus and the al-Habshi families Kazuhiro Arai (Keio University)

13:30-16:00 Session 4: Ideas and Faiths

  • The Haddadian paradigm in the Indian Ocean. Tracing movements retold Anne Bang (University of Bergen)

  • Introspection of Religious Identity across the Indian Ocean: Reading ʿAlī b. Muḥammad b. ʿAlī al-Mundhirī’s Works Yohei Kondo (Fukuoka Women’s University)

  • A new aspect of Hinduism in the diaspora and its significance: Tamil ritual worship at a Hindu temple in Jakarta, Indonesia Hiroshi Yamashita (Tohoku University)

  • Shirdi Sai Baba’s Oceanic Transmigrations Smirti Srinivas (University of California, Davis)

16:30-17:30 Roundup discussion

January 23rd (Mon): Interdisciplinary Conference on the Indian Ocean for Young Scholars

13:00-17:00 Time table: TBA


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