The Annual Interdisciplinary Madagascar Workshop will be held at Rutgers University, in New Jersey on 10/11/18-10/13/18. Papers, presentations, and other form of participation are welcome from those who work in any areas about Madagascar. Below is the call for for paper.


Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce a new venue for this year’s annual interdisciplinary Madagascar Workshop. This year, the workshop will be hosted by Rutgers University, Newark, in Newark, New Jersey, USA, October 11-13, 2018. Rutgers-Newark is conveniently located near the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), as well as the Newark Pennsylvania Station with regular trains into New York City (about a 30-minute ride).

The Madagascar workshop aims to bring together anthropologists, historians and other scholars who share an interest in Madagascar and its diaspora, and to provide a forum for participants to share current research and ideas. The meeting will include formal presentations and informal discussion centered around thematic sessions. Workshop sessions will take place Friday, October 12- Saturday, October 13th. (Special events to be announced soon.)

The workshop organizers invite participants to present research on any topic related to the study of Malagasy society, language, and people. The submission of formats other than talks will also be considered. Potential participants should indicate their interest and submit a provisional title and short abstract to Genese Sodikoff (at by June 30, 2018.

There will be a registration fee of $60 and participants will be expected to cover their own travel costs. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Robert Treat hotel in Newark at a reduced conference rate.

Kindly circulate this notice to any other parties, including students, who might be interested in participating. We look forward to the workshop and hope to see you in the fall!


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