Calls for Papers: Continuity and Change in the Indian Ocean in an Age of Uncertainty

July 2021

12-13 November 2021, Sheridan Institute of Higher Education and the Western Australian Maritime Museum

Sheridan Institute of Higher Education, in partnership with Australian Association for Maritime History and the Western Australian Maritime Museum, will host the second biennial Indian Ocean Studies Conference on 12–13 November 2021. The theme of this year’s conference is Continuity and Change in the Indian Ocean in an Age of Uncertainty, and will be held in Perth, Western Australia at the WA Maritime Museum (on Friday, 12th) and Sheridan Institute (on Saturday, 13th). The biennial Indian Ocean Studies Conference provides an important venue for researchers, scholars, policy-makers, students and the general public to meet and share their thoughts and ideas on this significant region.

The conference will facilitate presentations and discussions focusing on the sub-themes of maritime history and trade, education and communities, faith and culture and defence and political science. Presenters are encouraged to shape their papers and presentations around these themes and to engage with the latest research on the Indian Ocean region. A variety of interactive conference opportunities will be provided so delegates can mix, network and learn from each other in a stimulating and dynamic setting. We welcome scholars with a research interest in any of the above topics to submit abstracts for individual papers and/or panel proposals for the conference. Instructions on abstract submission, participation, and registration can be found on the conference website: https://sheridanicon. For more about the Australian Association for Maritime History: aamh. or contact


Topmasts Newsletters


Topmasts Archive