What is the Madagascar Workshop?
2017 marks the 12th anniversary of a long-standing collaboration on “Madagascar Workshops” held in alternating years at McGill University and the University of Toronto. This multidisciplinary meeting brings together top scholars and students from different fields, including Anthropology, History, Geography, Linguistics, and Archaeology, to present and discuss their current research on Malagasy society, history and culture. The central purpose of the meeting is to exchange and build knowledge on Madagascar and its surrounding islands and to spark dialogue on various aspects of Malagasy society, history and culture
About the 2017 Madagascar Workshop
This year’s conference will take place at the University of Toronto, October 12-14, 2017.
The meeting will include formal presentations and informal discussion centered around thematic sessions as well as a conference dinner. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be documentary filmmaker Marie-Clémence Paes. The workshop will include a screening of her film, Passé sous silence (Madagascar 1947) at the Alliance Française on Thursday evening, October 12th. Workshop sessions will take place on Friday October 13th (and possibly Saturday October 14th, depending on the final number of participants).
The workshop organizers invite participants to present research on any topic related to the study of Malagasy society, language, and people. Poster presentations or related modes of visual display are also invited for consideration. Potential participants should indicate their interest and submit a provisional title and short abstract by June 30, 2017.