A Dhow's Voyage: Routes, Histories, Worlds in the Indian Ocean

WHEN February 1, 2022
6-8 PM WHERE Zoom Webinar Part of "The Global Crossroads" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact nyuad.programs@nyu.edu

How does the life of a dhow captain sailing in the 1920s allow us to think about connected histories of the Gulf and Indian Ocean? What kind of reading, writing, and thinking about space do we see in the writings by Gulf nakhodas? Today, Gulf ports continue to be hubs for mechanized dhows from western India. How do dhow crews move across the Gulf and Indian Ocean, becoming intermediaries in global shipping today? What does immobility and mobility look like from the deck of a modern dhow?

  • Fahad Bishara, Associate Professor of Indian Ocean History and Rouhollah Ramazani Associate Professor of Arabian Peninsula and Gulf Studies, University of Virginia
  • Nidhi Mahajan, Fatema Mernissi Postdoctoral Fellow, Africa Institute Sharjah; Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Moderated by
  • Eric Staples, Assistant Professor, Zayed University

In Collaboration with

Dhakira Center for Heritage Studies in the UAE, NYUAD

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