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Scholars and students who are interested in getting involved with the initiative through research and / or data contributions are warmly invited to contact us!

In order to further develop the database, we continue to collect and curate (new and existing) research data relating to the historic slave trade in the Indian Ocean and maritime Asia region.

We are also especially looking for new, including non-European, sources for structural data extraction.

Research data contributions are handled with utmost care and are sustainably stored in the project Dataverse.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss forms of collaboration or the terms of a data deposit. For these and other questions or suggestions with regard to the project, data, or sources, please drop Merve Tosun a line at

Map of the Indian Ocean Region, 1600 – 1700 (National Archives, CC0)

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