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Precarious Sovereignty in the Caribbean and its Diasporas

Precarious Sovereignty in the Caribbean and its Diasporas
MLA 2018 CLCS Caribbean Forum

CFP Deadline: 15 March 2017

Title of session: Precarious Sovereignty in the Caribbean and its Diasporas
Topics such as migration, maritime and land-based border controls, geonarcotics, environmental disaster, (para)militarism, economic and electoral volatility. Literatures from different languages welcome. Email 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2017 to smnair@umich.edu

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Maroons and the African Diaspora

Maroons and the African Diaspora: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future
Conference
22-25 June 2017
Asafu Yard, Charles Town
Portland, Jamaica

CFP deadline: 1 March 2017

The Charles Town International Maroon Conference seeks papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in examining Maroon traditions in a contemporary global context. This year’s conference theme explores connections between Maroons or marronage and the African Diaspora around the world, emphasizing the productivity and persistence of indigenous knowledge, its origin, transformation, and its potential to sustain future generations. Presentations from all fields and genres are welcome, including history, anthropology, ethnomusicology, geography, education, literature, film, and the arts. Participants will work closely with each other and the Maroons of Charles Town to explore the relevance of indigenous knowledge to contemporary life.   Continue reading