‘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

Everyday Archives: Caribbean Edition

The Caribbean Memory Project and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture present “Everyday Archive: Caribbean Edition,” a day devoted to archiving the Caribbean.

1 April 2017
2pm-4pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10037

From event description:

Do you have archival materials related to and/or from the Caribbean in your personal collection? Bring them into the Schomburg for this fun-filled workshop with The Caribbean Memory Project! Dawn Cumberbatch and Kevin A. Browne will be with us for a day filled of storytelling, document scanning, and archival collection organizing!

RSVP via eventbrite here.

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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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