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The Indian Ocean World Podcast seeks to educate and inform its listeners on topics concerning the relationship between humans and the environment throughout the history of the Indian Ocean World — a macro-region affected by the seasonal monsoon weather system, from China to Southeast and South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Based out of the Indian Ocean World Centre, a research centre affiliated with McGill University’s Department of History and Classical Studies, under the direction of Prof. Gwyn Campbell, the Indian Ocean World Podcast is part of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded Appraising Risk Partnership, an international collaboration of researchers dedicated to exploring the critical role of climatic crises in the past and future of the Indian Ocean World.

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The Indian Ocean World Podcast seeks to educate and inform its listeners on topics concerning the relationship between humans and the environment throughout the history of the Indian Ocean World — a macro-region affected by the seasonal monsoon weather system, from China to Southeast and South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Based out of the Indian Ocean World Centre, a research centre affiliated with McGill University’s Department of History and Classical Studies, under the direction of Prof. Gwyn Campbell, the Indian Ocean World Podcast is part of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded Appraising Risk Partnership, an international collaboration of researchers dedicated to exploring the critical role of climatic crises in the past and future of the Indian Ocean World.

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English


Episodes
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Tasha Rijke-Epstein - "Children of the Soil: The Power of Built Form in Urban Madagascar"

4/17/2024
Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) is joined by Prof. Tasha Rijke-Epstein (Vanderbilt) to discuss her wonderful new book, Children of the Soil: The Power of Built Form in Urban Madagascar. Their conversation takes us to Mahajanga, a port city in northwestern Madagascar, considering the city's contested built environment, as well as the human and more-than-human interactions and complex (and sometimes fraught) migration histories that play out against this backdrop. Prof. Rijke-Epstein is Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. She holds a PhD in History and Anthropology from the University of Michigan and an MPhil from the University of Cape Town. Children of the Soil is her first monograph. Links: University Profile: https://as.vanderbilt.edu/history/bio/tasha-rijke-epstein/ Book: https://www.dukeupress.edu/children-of-the-soil The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present."

Duration:00:46:43

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Nienke Boer - "The Briny South"

3/13/2024
This week, Dr. Nienke Boer (Sydney) joins our producer, Sam Gleave Riemann, to discuss her 2023 book, The Briny South: Displacement and Sentiment in the Indian Ocean World (Duke UP). They discuss the connections between post-colonial and ocean studies, feelings and their representations, and South Africa and the broader Indian Ocean World. Dr. Boer has been Lecturer in World Literatures at the University of Sydney since early 2023. She was previously Assistant Professor of Humanities (Literature) at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. The Briny South is her first monograph. Links: University Profile: https://www.sydney.edu.au/arts/about/our-people/academic-staff/nienke-boer.html/ The Briny South: https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-briny-south The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present." Music: "Nam Nhi-tu" by M. Nguyen Van Minh-Con

Duration:00:28:46

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John Lee - "Sylvan Anxieties and the Making of Landscapes in Early Modern Korea" & "A State of Ranches and Forests"

2/28/2024
In this episode, Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) is joined by Dr. John Lee (Durham) to discuss two recent article-length publications, his 2022 paper, “Sylvan Anxieties and the Making of Landscapes in Early Modern Korea,” and his chapter, “A State of Ranches and Forests: The Environmental Legacy of the Mongol Empire in Korea,” from the 2023 volume, Forces of Nature: New Perspectives on Korean Environments. As these titles suggest, their discussion considers forests and forest management in Korean history, as well as the field of environmental history as a whole. Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor of East Asian History in the Department of History at the University of Durham, serving since 2019. He completed his PhD in 2017 at Harvard University and is currently finishing his first monograph. Links: University Profile: https://www.durham.ac.uk/staff/john-s-lee/ "Sylvan Anxieties": https://doi.org/10.3197/096734022X16551974226081 "A State of Ranches and Forests": https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctv310vm12.9 The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present." Music: "Nam Nhi-tu" by M. Nguyen Van Minh-Con

Duration:00:48:01

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Krishnendu Ray - "Culinary Cultures on the Move" & "Food in the Indian Ocean World"

2/7/2024
Prof. Krishnendu Ray (NYU) joins Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) to discuss a recent special volume of Verge: Studies in Global Asias, entitled "Culinary Cultures on the Move," which Prof. Ray co-edited, as well as his contribution to that volume, entitled "Food in the Indian Ocean World: Mobility, Materiality, and Cultural Exchange," which he coauthored with Dr. Kathleen Burke (NYU Shanghai) and Stephanie Jolly. This wide-ranging conversation covers the dynamics of academic collaboration across disciplines, competing geographic heuristics between Asia(s) and the broad IOW, and the possibilities of multi-sensory scholarship. Trained as a sociologist, Prof. Ray teaches in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU and previously at the Culinary Institute of America. He is the author of two monographs, The Migrant's Table (Temple UP, 2004) and The Ethnic Restaurateur (Bloomsbury, 2016), and serves on the Editorial Collective of the journal Gastronomica. Links: University Profile: https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/people/krishnendu-ray Verge, "Culinary Cultures on the Move": https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/50261 The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced and edited by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present." Music: "Nam Nhi-tu" by M. Nguyen Van Minh-Con

Duration:00:46:23

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Arunima Datta - "Race, Anxiety and Shopping in the Australian Outback: Indian Hawkers and Victoria's 1884 Smallpox Outbreak"

1/24/2024
For the first episode of our new season, Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) welcomes Prof. Arunima Datta (University of North Texas) to discuss her article, "Race, Anxiety and Shopping in the Australian Outback: Indian Hawkers and Victoria's 1884 Smallpox Outbreak," as well as her newly-published second monograph, Waiting on Empire: A History of Indian Travelling Ayahs in Britain (Oxford UP, 2023). Their conversation covers many of the themes that animate Prof. Datta's research: South Asian migration under the British Empire, labour history from a subaltern perspective, and the intersections of gender and race. Prof. Datta is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UNT, Associate Editor for both Gender & History and Britain and the World, and Associate Review Editor for the American Historical Review. Her first monograph, Fleeting Agencies: A Social History of Indian Coolie Women in British Malaya, was published in 2021. Links: University Profile: https://history.unt.edu/people/arunima-datta "Race, Anxiety and Shopping": https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781003152149-27/race-anxiety-shopping-australian-outback-arunima-datta Waiting on Empire: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/waiting-on-empire-9780192848239?cc=ca&lang=en& The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced and edited by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present." Music: "Nam Nhi-tu" by M. Nguyen Van Minh-Con

Duration:00:33:08

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Chris Gratien - ”The Unsettled Plain”

12/13/2023
This week, Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) interviews Prof. Chris Gratien (UVA) about his highly-awarded new book, The Unsettled Plain: An Environmental History of the Late Ottoman Frontier (Stanford UP, 2022). They talk about trends and methods in environmental history, the specific histories of Çukurova that the book explores, and the late Ottoman frontier as a frontier in turn of the vast Indian Ocean World. Prof. Gratien is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of History. The Unsettled Plain is his first monograph, building from his 2015 PhD Georgetown University doctoral thesis. He also co-founded the Ottoman History Podcast in 2011, where he remains a producer. Links: University Profile: https://history.virginia.edu/people/profile/crg8w Book: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=32948 Ottoman History Podcast: https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/p/about-us.html The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present."

Duration:00:41:51

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Jeremy Prestholdt - Monsoon: Journal of the Indian Ocean Rim

11/30/2023
Prof. Jeremy Prestholdt (UC San Diego) joins Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) to go behind-the-scenes on the new journal of Indian Ocean Studies, Monsoon, of which Prof. Prestholdt is founding co-editor. They also discuss some of Prof. Prestholdt's recent and upcoming research on the connections of the Western Indian Ocean and Indian Ocean Africa with global economic and cultural systems. Prof. Prestholdt completed his PhD at Northwestern University in 2003 and is now Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of two books, Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac and Bin Laden (2023) and Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization (2008). Links: University Profile: https://history.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/prestholdt.html Monsoon: Journal of the Indian Ocean Rim: https://www.dukeupress.edu/monsoon The Africa Institute: https://www.theafricainstitute.org/ "Locating the Indian Ocean" (2015): https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2015.1091639 "Global Currents and the Transformation of Space in Indian Ocean Africa" (2015): https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-10615622 The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present."

Duration:00:51:37

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Julien Greschner - ”Solutions to Poverty According to Those Who Live It: Case Study in Manyatta B Informal Settlement, Kisumu, Kenya”

11/15/2023
Our producer, Sam Gleave Riemann (IOWC, McGill), is joined by Julien Greschner to discuss his 2023 Masters thesis, "Solutions to Poverty According to Those Who Live It: Case Study in Manyatta B Informal Settlement, Kisumu, Kenya," covering definitions of poverty, community perceptions, and research processes in the global South under pandemic conditions. Julien Greschner recently completed his MA in Geography at McGill University under the supervision of Prof. Jon Unruh. The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present."

Duration:00:40:27

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James Parker - ”Ecologies of Development: Ecophilosophies and Indigenous Action on the Tana River”

10/24/2023
Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) is joined by Dr. James Parker (Arizona State University) to discuss his 2022 paper, "Ecologies of Development: Ecophilosophies and Indigenous Action on the Tana River," published in History in Africa. The conversation covers colonial capitalism and its post-colonial hangovers along the river, the complex Indigenous responses to these forces, and the agency of the Tana itself in shaping these stories. Dr. Parker completed his PhD at Northeastern University in 2020 and, before joining ASU, he held posts at the Carter G. Woodson Center at the University of Virginia and at Texas Women's University. Links: University Profile: https://search.asu.edu/profile/4878911 Paper: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/history-in-africa/article/ecologies-of-development-ecophilosophies-and-indigenous-action-on-the-tana-river/195C0B517750990AFC2F1C6010690310?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=bookmark The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present."

Duration:00:41:38

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James Beattie - ”Migrant Ecologies” & International Review of Environmental History

10/4/2023
Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) welcomes Dr. James Beattie (Victoria University of Wellington) for a wide-ranging discussion of Dr. Beattie's work: the 2022 multi-author volume Migrant Ecologies: Environmental History of the Pacific World, which he co-edited with Ryan Tucker Jones and Edward Dallam Melillo; his chapter in that book, "Chinese Resource Frontiers, Environmental Change, and Entrepreneurship in the South Pacific, 1790s–1920s"; and the International Review of Environmental History, a dynamic, refereed, open-access journal of which he is founding editor. Dr. Beattie completed his PhD at the University of Otago in 2005 and since then has has published widely on Chinese and environmental history in the Pacific World. Links: University Profile: https://people.wgtn.ac.nz/james.beattie/about IREH: https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/journals/international-review-environmental-history Migrant Ecologies: https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/title/migrant-ecologies-environmental-histories-of-the-pacific-world/ The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present."

Duration:00:34:26

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Sophie Chao - ”The Beetle or the Bug” & ”The Multispecies World of Oil Palm”

9/20/2023
Producer Sam Gleave Riemann (IOWC, McGill) is joined by Dr. Sophie Chao (Sydney) to discuss the complex ecologies of West Papuan oil palm plantations. They consider multispecies kinships, capitalist aggression, and the various critters who assist and oppose the oil palm's presence in Papua. Dr. Chao completed her PhD at the Macquarie University in 2019 and is now a DECRA Fellow and Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sydney. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, she worked for the Indigenous rights organization Forest Peoples Programme in Indonesia and the UK. She is the author of In the Shadow of the Palms: More-than-human Becomings in West Papua, which was published in 2022 with Duke University Press. Links: "The Beetle or the Bug": https://doi.org/10.1111/aman.13592 "The Multispecies World of Oil Palm": https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-08537-6_12 University Profile: https://www.sydney.edu.au/arts/about/our-people/academic-staff/sophie-chao.html The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”

Duration:00:31:01

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Tamara Fernando - ”Mapping Oysters and Making Oceans in the Northern Indian Ocean, 1880–1906”

9/6/2023
In the first episode of our fall season, Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) is in conversation with Prof. Tamara Fernando (Stony Brook). Taking Prof. Fernando's 2023 paper, "Mapping Oysters and Making Oceans in the Northern Indian Ocean, 1880–1906," as their starting point, they discuss her research into the 19th-century pearl trade around the Indian Ocean World, which spans several historical subfields—animal and labour histories; the histories of science and empire—and calls us to reexamine the role of non-human actors and indeed of the ocean itself in Indian Ocean World studies. Prof. Fernando completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2022 and has recently joined Stony Brook University in New York as Associate Professor in the Department of History. Links: Article: https://doi.org/10.1017/S001041752200038X Website: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/history/people/_faculty/fernando The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”

Duration:00:39:49

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The IOWC Research Assistants - Summer 2023 Research Roundup

7/3/2023
On this special episode between seasons, Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) checks in with four of the IOWC undergraduate Research Assistants. Join us as we honour their hard work and learn more about the ongoing research projects at the Indian Ocean World Centre. Wukai Jiang majors in Geography and minors in History at McGill University. Nadia Fekih has just completed her second year at McGill, majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in History. Alex Springer graduated from McGill this spring with Honours in International Development and a minor in History; he will continue his studies at Imperial College, London in the fall. Lilia Scudamore is going into her third year at McGill, majoring in History and minoring in both Political Science and Economics. Link: https://niche-canada.org/2023/03/15/a-gis-approach-to-a-history-of-epidemics-in-19th-century-india/ The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”

Duration:00:48:31

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Philip Gooding - “On the Frontiers of the Indian Ocean World: A History of Lake Tanganyika, c.1830-1890”

4/5/2023
Our usual host, Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill), is our interviewee this week, answering a few questions about his first monograph, On the Frontiers of the Indian Ocean World: A History of Lake Tanganyika, c.1830-1890 (Cambridge UP, 2022) with our producer, Sam Gleave Riemann. As well as introducing the book to listeners who haven't had a chance to read it yet, they answer a handful of questions that Philip didn't have time to address at his book launch, considering the role of Christian missionaries and Muslim merchants, narratives of continuity and change, and his varied methodologies. Philip earned a PhD in History from SOAS London in 2017. He joined the Indian Ocean World Centre as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2018 and since then has published a number of articles on East African and Indian Ocean history, co-edited two multi-author volumes, and served as associate editor of the Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies. Links: Book: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009122023 Website: https://www.philipgooding.com/ The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”

Duration:00:37:15

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Alice Nyawira Karuri - “Adaptation of Small-Scale Tea and Coffee Farmers in Kenya to Climate Change”

3/22/2023
This week, our host Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) joins in conversation with Dr. Alice Nyawira Karuri (Strathmore) to discuss her recent chapter "Adaptation of Small-Scale Tea and Coffee Farmers in Kenya to Climate Change," published in the African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation (Springer, 2021). Their conversation covers Dr. Karuri's economic research into the challenges facing Kenyan tea and coffee farmers in our current climate crisis, the work that the farmers and their partners are doing—or not—to face those challenges, and the economic, political, and historical forces that shape stakeholder decision-making. Dr. Karuri is a lecturer in Development Studies at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. She completed her PhD in Development Studies at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in 2019 and is currently contributing to the HESTIA Farm Sustainability Toolkit Project at Oxford University. Links: Article: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45106-6_70 Website: https://www.shss.strathmore.edu/dr-alice-karuri/ The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”

Duration:00:33:48

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Justin Raycraft - “Islamic Discourses of Environmental Change on the Swahili Coast of Southern Tanzania”

3/8/2023
Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) is joined this week by Prof. Justin Raycraft (Lethbridge) to discuss his 2021 paper, “Islamic Discourses of Environmental Change on the Swahili Coast of Southern Tanzania.” Their conversation covers not just Prof. Raycraft's fascinating analysis of Islam's role in his respondents' interpretation of a changing environment, but covers in depth the ethnographic process by which he collected his data and the broader economic, environmental, and ethnographic contexts of coastal Tanzania. Prof. Raycraft completed his PhD in Anthropology at McGill in 2022 and, after a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Program on Science, Technology, and Society, Harvard University, he has been Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Lethbridge since late in the same year. His research in coastal Tanzania has led to a number of published articles. Links: Article: https://doi.org/10.17730/1938-3525-80.1.49 Website: https://directory.uleth.ca/users/justin.raycraft The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”

Duration:00:30:03

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Pao K. Wang - The REACHES Database

2/15/2023
This week, Prof. Pao-Kuan Wang (Academia Sinica) joins Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) to discuss the Reconstructed East Asian Climate Historical Encoded Series (REACHES) database, a staggering initiative that, under Prof. Wang’s directorship, standardizes and makes available climate data based on historical records spanning Ming and Qing China. Their conversation covers the long history of Prof. Wang’s research in historical climatology, the creation of the REACHES database, and its value as a research tool for both scientists and humanists. After a long career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he still holds an Emeritus professorship, Prof. Wang was elected a Fellow of Academia Sinica in 2013 and is currently also a Visiting Distinguished Chair in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at National Cheng Kung University. Links: Article: https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2018288 Website: https://academicians.sinica.edu.tw/index.php?r=academician-n%2Fshow&id=713&_lang=en The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”

Duration:00:40:13

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Kasia Paprocki - “Threatening Dystopias: The Global Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh”

2/8/2023
Prof. Kasia Paprocki (LSE) joins Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) to discuss her first monograph, Threatening Dystopias: The Global Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh, which was published by Cornell University Press in 2021. They discuss Prof. Paprocki’s longstanding work with peasant movements in southwest Bangladesh, challenging normative problems in international narratives around climate, development, and sovereignty. Prof. Paprocki is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she is affiliated with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and co-organizes the Social Life of Climate Change seminar series. She completed her PhD from Cornell University in 2017. Links: Book: https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501759161/threatening-dystopias/ Website: https://www.lse.ac.uk/geography-and-environment/people/academic-staff/kasia-paprocki The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”

Duration:00:39:35

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Ruth Mostern - “The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History”

2/1/2023
Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) welcomes Prof. Ruth Mostern (Pittsburgh) to discuss her 2021 book, The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History. They consider the river’s central role in Chinese history, moving water, sediment, people, and goods, along with the research and publication processes of environmental history. Prof. Mostern is Professor in Pitt’s Department of History, where she teaches Chinese and world history and is Director of the World History Center. Her first book, Dividing the Realm in Order to Govern: The Spatial Organization of the Song State (960-1276 CE), was published in 2011. Alongside the research project that lead to The Yellow River, she leads the World Historical Gazetteer project. Links: Book: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300238334/the-yellow-river/ University Website: https://www.history.pitt.edu/people/ruth-mostern Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuthMostern The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”

Duration:00:45:46

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Ruth Morgan - “Health, Hearth and Empire: Climate, Race and Reproduction in British India and Western Australia”

1/25/2023
Prof. Ruth Morgan (Australian National University) joins Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) to discuss her 2021 article “Health, Hearth and Empire: Climate, Race and Reproduction in British India and Western Australia.” Their conversation covers the nuances of 19th-century British imperial policy in the Indian Ocean World, the shortfalls of contemporary climatic theories of race and health, and the value of gender analysis in climate history as a whole. Prof. Morgan is Associate Professor in ANU’s School of History, where she directs the Center for Environmental History. She works on the histories of science and climate in Australia, the British Empire, and the Indo-Pacific, and her monograph, Running Out? Water in Western Australia, was published in 2015 to wide acclaim, winning a 2016 Western Australian Premier's Book Award. Links: Article: https://doi.org/10.3197/096734021X16076828553511 Website: http://www.ruthamorgan.com/ The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership “Appraising Risk, Past and Present.”

Duration:00:44:32