Conference to examine Islam and Hinduism in the Indian Ocean World.
The conference will explore changing notions and actual practices of Islam and Hinduism in the Indian Ocean World (IOW) a culturally complex crucible that links southern and eastern Africa with the islands and lands along the rim of the Indian Ocean, to South Asia and beyond. Trade, migration, diaspora-formation, and globalization are among the social forces that have affected all Muslim and Hindu communities for well over a millennium, and that are accelerating in today's world; but exactly how have and do such forces influence the IOW? We anticipate that by bringing together international scholars whose research in a variety of academic fields examines such issues in different times and places within the IOW, we shall identify commonalities and differences between Islam and Hinduism as they have been and are lived "on the ground" and across the waters.
This conference is funded by the UCLA International Institute and the Burkle Center for International Relations through a Global Impact Research Initiative grant.
Date: Friday, April 15, 2005
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall (10th floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 3 for $7.
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Burkle Center for International Relations, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA International Institute