Georgetown University in Qatar brought together leading scholars from over 30 leading universities and institutions from around the world February 16-18 to take part in GU-Q’s Annual Faculty Conference. The multidisciplinary gathering of experts spent three days exploring “Oceanic Circularities: The Indian Ocean in the Modern World,” on the diverse cultural, economic, and historical ties between the Gulf region, Asia, and Africa.

Day 2, PM Session
Monday, February 17, 2020

Panel 7: Slavery and Servitude
Chair: Sumayya Ahmed, UCL Qatar

Edward Alpers, University of California, Los Angeles
The Shortest Middle Passage: Mrima Slave Trafficking after 1873

Ananya Chakravarti, Georgetown University
Slavery, Forced Labor and Mobility in the Making of the Konkan Coast

Karine Walther, GU-Q
“To the Slave in Bondage Bleeding”: The Reformed Church of America and the Freed Slave School in Muscat, Oman, 1896-1901

Matthew Hopper, California Polytechnic State University
Liberated Africans in the Indian Ocean World: Liberation, Labor,
and Indenture

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