Dec 13 2021
Call for Papers: Hormuz 1622: Connected Histories and Transcultural Receptions
The call for papers for 'Hormuz 1622: Connected Histories and Transcultural Receptions' is now open! Organised by Professors Edmund Herzig (ONGC, Oxford) and Ladan Niayesh (LARCA, Université de Paris), this one-day hybrid conference hosted online and in-person at Exeter College, Oxford focuses on the recapture of the island of Hormuz by a coalition of Safavid and British East India forces, and aims to bring together the many transcultural accounts of it. Some proposed topics include how geopolitics and trade intersect, literary and artistic representations, and the role of contact zones and memory sites. The deadline for abstracts (max 300 words) and a biographical statement (max 100 words) is 15 January 2020 and should be sent to Edmund Herzig ( and Ladan Niayesh ( A selection of papers will be published in a special edition of a scholarly journal.    

Full details for the conference, and the topics and deadlines for papers, can be found here.