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The 60th Tobunken-ASNET seminar Beyond the \"Indian Ocean World\"?: A Suggestion for the Study on the Western Indian Ocean Region in the 19th Century

The 60th Tobunken-ASNET seminar
Beyond the "Indian Ocean World"?: A Suggestion for the Study on the Western Indian Ocean Region in the 19th Century

The 60th Tobunken-ASNET seminar will be held as follows. This seminar is open to public without entry.

Date:15th November (Thu) 2012, 17:00-18:00

Venue:Main Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

Presenter:Shizuo KATAKURA(JSPS Research Fellow)

Title:Beyond the "Indian Ocean World"?: A Suggestion for the Study on the Western Indian Ocean Region in the 19th Century

Language :Japanese

Abstract :
Historical works on the Indian Ocean region to date have assumed the concept of the self-consistent “Indian Ocean World (IOW)”, which consisted of various interdependent parts along the ocean. Should we still consider this concept as the given assumption? Emphasizing the independence or self-consistency of the “world”, the historiography on the “IOW” might alienate other regional “worlds” in the same way national histories once did one another. This presentation tries to suggest a different perspective in order to place the 19th century western Indian Ocean region in the context of the whole world of the period.

Contact to:
Network for Education and Research on Asia (ASNET)
tel :03-5841-5868
e-mail: asnet[at]asnet.u-tokyo.ac.jp