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.