Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 7th “Toronto/McGill Madagascar Workshop”, which will be held at the University of Toronto, March 30-31, 2012. This workshop aims to bring together anthropologists, historians and other scholars who share an interest in Madagascar and its diaspora, and to provide a forum for participants to share current research and ideas.

The meeting will take place Friday, March 30 to Saturday, March 31 and will include formal presentations and informal discussion centered around thematic sessions as well as a keynote address by Dr. Karen Middleton (D. Phil, Oxford). There will be a workshop dinner on Friday evening.

There are no registration fees. Participants will be expected to cover their own travel costs, however, limited funds may be available to help with lodging for speakers.

The workshop organizers invite participants to present research on any topic related to the study of Malagasy society, language, and people. (Presentations are generally allotted 30 min. plus 15 min. discussion, and may be in either English or French.)

Potential participants should indicate their interest to Sarah Gould no later than January 6 and submit a provisional title and short abstract by January 31.

For further information and assistance, please contact Sarah Gould at sarah.gould [at] utoronto [dot] ca

Kindly circulate this notice to any other parties, including students, who might be interested in participating.

We look forward to the workshop and hope to see you in Toronto!

Organizers: Sarah Gould, Sarah Fee and Michael Lambek

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