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Indian Ocean World Archaeology Conference (IOW-Arch)

Following on from the successful inaugural IOW-Arch conference held on Friday 10th - Saturday 11th January 2020, the second IOW-Arch is a hybrid event planned for Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th December 2022.

Event details

This is being held at the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, who are generously providing financial support. The driving force behind the Indian Ocean World Archaeology Conference is the major growth in relevant studies over the years and the promotion of a forum where this research can be discussed and developed to promote the success of the future of Indian Ocean studies. The aim of this conference is to facilitate this and allow fellow researchers to meet, get to know each other and talk about and share their work on an international, informal platform. There will be a conference dinner (at participants expense) after the closing remarks and discussion on Monday 19th December and a drinks reception after the closing remarks on Tuesday 20th December.


The program for the conference is available at The link for registration is as follows:


All details about the conference can be found at our website: and if you need any more information or have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at


IAIS Building