Alemseged Beldados 2Bursaries funded through the Wenner Gren Foundation have been awarded to four scholars to support their participation in the Proto-Globalisation in the Indian Ocean Conference, to be held in Oxford 7-10 November. 2013.

The awards have been made to:

Ritvik G. Balvally of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India

Caesar Bita of the Fort Jesus Museum, Kenya

Alemseged Beldados of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (pictured)

Terence Tan of Chulalongkorn University, Myanmar

The awards were granted on a competitive basis, by a committee of scholars from the UK, India and Africa.  Six other scholars are receiving support from the Wenner Gren Foundation to attend the conference.