International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool
Wednesday 29th June – Friday 1st July 2011
The Society for Caribbean Studies invites submissions of short abstracts of 250 to 400 words for research papers on the Hispanic, Francophone, Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean and their diasporas for this annual international conference. Papers are welcomed from all disciplines and can address the themes outlined below. We also welcome abstracts for papers that fall outside this list of topics, and we particularly welcome proposals for complete panels, which should consist of three papers.
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 7th January 2011
Those selected for the conference will be invited to give a 20-minute presentation and will be offered the opportunity to publish their work as part of the Society’s online series of papers.
Liverpool and the Caribbean
The Fall of the Plantation Complex
Museums and Caribbean Histories
Slavery, Commemoration, and Representation
Ports and Cities
Health, Social Policy, and Disability
Environment and Natural Disasters
The Challenges of Democracy
Childhood and Education
Theatre, Dance, and Performance
Food and Material Culture
Colonial Governance and Decolonisation
The Society will provide a limited number of Postgraduate Bursaries for presenters to assist with registration and accommodation costs. Postgraduate researchers should indicate that they are seeking a bursary when submitting their abstract, but please note that travel costs cannot be funded.
Arts researchers or practitioners living and working in the Caribbean are eligible to apply for the Bridget Jones Award, the deadline for which is also 7th January, 2011. For more information on the Bridget Jones Award, contact Kate Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> , or visit our website: http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk/ <http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk/>
For further queries, or alternative methods of abstract submission, contact Lorna Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at The Department of English Literature, 5 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ.