35th Annual Conference of the Society of Caribbean Studies

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.

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

To submit an abstract online, please visit our website: http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk/ <http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk/> .  Proposals received after the deadline may not be considered.

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 kate.quinn@sas.ac.uk <mailto:kate.quinn@sas.ac.uk> , 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 societyforcaribbeanstudies@gmail.com, or by mail at The Department of English Literature, 5 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ.

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