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Call for Papers

The Global Life of Sponges: Social, cultural, historical, and political

The Global Life of Sponges: Social, cultural, historical, and political
An international conference to be held on the Island of Hydra [Greece]

Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 May 2018

A stand-alone conference of the Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Initiative, School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS, University of London]

Call for Papers
Papers and expressions of interest are invited for an international conference, to be held on the Island of Hydra [Greece] in May 2018.

This is conceived as be an interdisciplinary conference, in line with other cross-disciplinary conferences that we have organised at or from SOAS. Our concern is to present contributions from a variety of thematic, disciplinary, geographical and historical areas. Potential papers could address the following topics:

  • The anthropology of sponge fishing communities
  • Sponge environments – damage, restoration and conservation
  • Economics and potentials of the sponge market, past, present and future
  • Documentation and categorization of sponge species

Papers addressing other themes are also welcome.

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