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 3, PM Session
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Panel 10: Imperial Cartographies and Meaning-Making
Chair: Uday Chandra, GU-Q

Stéphane Pradines, Aga Khan University, London
Kua, a Swahili City under Portuguese Rule, 16th-18th Century

Rishad Choudhury, Oberlin College
Messianic Mobilities? The Meccan Pilgrimage and the “Wahhabi
Conspiracy” in Colonial India

Chhaya Goswami, SK Somaiya College
Connecting the Unconnected: Circularities of East African Ivory
and Indian Capital in the Western Indian Ocean

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