Welcome to the 2018 Madagascar Workshop!

What is the Madagascar Workshop?

The “Madagascar Workshop” convenes faculty and graduate students to discuss their projects on Madagascar. The disciplines represented have included anthropology, history, geography, linguistics, archaeology and filmmaking. The workshop is a place to exchange ideas, receive feedback, learn about each other’s fields, and meet the growing community of scholars interested in Madagascar.

2018 marks the 13th meeting of the Madagascar Workshop. Historically, these meetings began in Canada, organized by several scholars of Madagascar. They have generously hosted the workshops for the past twelve years, alternating between McGill University and the University of Toronto (with one year in Avignon, France).  For a first time in 2018, the workshop will be hosted in New Jersey, USA at Rutgers University, Newark.

The 2018 Madagascar Workshop

This year’s conference will take place at Rutgers University, Newark, October 11-13, 2018.

The campus is conveniently located a short distance from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and a short train ride from Manhattan. The panel presentations will take place throughout the days of of Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th.

On Thursday evening, there will be a performance by Razia Said and her band at Clement’s Place Jazz Club in Newark.

Join us!

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 by July 15th, 2018 to Genese Sodikoff (sodikoff@rutgers.edu).

*Please note the deadline for abstracts has been extended to July 15th


Workshop Participants, please register online using our online registration via Eventbrite.
To view the details for the concert on October 11th by Razia Said and her band, please click here.