On ‘Travel, Trade, Tradition
December 4-6, 2018
Business Park, HiLite Mall, Calicut, Kerala, India
Ma'din Academy, Malappuram, Kerala, India (www.madin.edu.in)
About this event
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Hamdard Foundation, New Delhi, Ma’din Academy, Kerala co-organized the 2nd INTERNATIONAL IBNU BATUTA CONFERENCE On ‘‘Travel, Trade, Tradition and Trajectories’’ on 04 - 06 December 2018 in collaboration with Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, International University of Agadir, Morocco and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
Malabar, from earliest times, has been keeping direct contact with trading communities of the world. It was a cross line from ancient times and nurturing land of various traditions and cosmopolitan cultures. Western as well as eastern trades with Malabar ports were continuous and unbroken and monsoon winds played remarkable role in the maritime trade history of Malabar.
The Second Ibn Battuta International conference focused on Malabar and its international connections, which promoted travel and trade for centuries and endorsed cordial traditions and encouraged social trajectories. The conference was held in Calicut, which was the chief port of Malabar with full of merchants from China, Jawa, Ceylon, the Maldives, Yemen and Persia, and traders and travellers from all quarters of the world. The wonderful story of Malabar was unveiled by Ibn Batuta, who introduced Calicut as the safest port town of the world and as famous as that of Alexandria port of the time.
Malabar has been a historical crux of travel, trade, traditions and trajectories. This coastline was playing an important role in Indian Ocean sea trade. The international conference will try to explain how the legacy of past perform a fundamental part in the crafting of present.
The conference also explored the contemporary studies and their contributions on cosmopolitan travel and trade lines of the Indian Ocean world and their political, religious and social traditions and academic trajectories.
Videos of Lectures
“An Archaeological Outline of Calicut through Ibn Battuta’s and Other Historical Accounts”
“World Believers in Dialogue: The Opportunitiesand Risk of Artificial Intelligence”
“Narrating Community: the Qissat Shakarwarti Farmed and Accounts of Origin in Kerala”
“Planning and Structure of Kerala Mosques and their Infulence on the Architecture of South India”
“Transregional Identities Across the Arabian Sea on the Official Title Fādiyar in the Cairo Geniza”
“Dialogue and Fellowship in Religious Experience (FIRE) to Promote Harmony of Religious and Welfare of All”
“Al-Kithab, Kithab and Maktamhab: An Argument for a Longer History of Media in Malabar”
“Trade and Culture: Indian Ocean Interaction on the Coast of Malabar in Medieval Period”
“Trade, Tradition and Silk Route from Zheng He Sailing to West Ocean to Belt and Road Construction”