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iow-aRCH 2022

Indian Ocean World Archaeology Conference

19th-20th December 2022,

University of Exeter

Following on from the very successful inaugural IOW-Arch conference held on 10th-11th January 2020, the second IOW-Arch is planned for Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th December 2022. This is being held at the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, who are generously providing financial support.


Papers are welcome on all aspects of the archaeology, material culture and heritage of the Indian Ocean (defined as from East Africa to Japan, including Australasia) from the first millennium BC to the contemporary era, and may include reports on research in progress. Presentations should be in English and must not exceed 15 minutes, with a further 5 minutes allowed for questions.

The IOW-Arch 2022 conference will be a hybrid event with both in-person and Zoom options. The conference will begin on Monday 19th, with an introduction and presentations, followed by a reception. The conference will resume on Tuesday 20th with presentations followed by closing remarks and discussion. There will then be a conference dinner (at participants own expense).


Registration. Both speakers and non-speaking audience members are welcome to register. Registration costs £30 (£15 for students) for those attending the conference in person at the IAIS in Exeter and includes conference programme, refreshments and drinks reception on the 19th, and refreshments and lunch on the 20th.


For those attending online, please select the appropriate ticket through the online store. We have not set the online tickets at a fixed price, to ensure that the conference is affordable for scholars of the Indian Ocean World regardless of their geographical location. Instead, we request that you make a contribution through the appropriate page below. Suggested amounts are £15 for staff, and £5 - £10 for students and independent scholars, to contribute to the running costs of the event.

Please register here: Indian Ocean World Archaeology Conference 19th-20th December 2022 | Exeter University.


For more information, including registration and abstract submission details, please see the relevant pages of the conference website. To present, a title and 200-word abstract is required by Monday 11th July 2022, see Abstract Submission | IOW-Arch.

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