Category Archives: CFPs

‘Imagining Kingston’: A Conference on the Regeneration of a City

9-12 November 2017
Organized by University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in collaboration with the Institute of Jamaica

CFP deadlines: 250-word abstracts and short bio due 1 August 2017; presentation papers due 1 October 2017 imaginekingston2017@gmail.com

The restoration of old, historic, depressed or derelict quarters of cities is a common feature of social, economic, aesthetic and environmental development strategies around the world.

Restoration and regeneration are often used as the basis to catalyse and to chart pathways for economic growth and renewal, to pioneer new sectors of social and economic endeavours, and to cultivate pride and civic feeling in a people’s existential journey. The scholarship and expertise in this area are growing globally and providing governments/policy makers, investors/entrepreneurs, citizens and various publics with knowledge, advice, training/agential capacity, building facilities and skills for urban renewal, regeneration and a multiplicity of possibilities, including imagining and realizing new exciting urban spatial creations alongside the iconising of spaces. Continue reading

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