The Society pays tribute to the late Dr. Bridget Jones who died of cancer on April 4, 2000. As a long-standing member of the Caribbean research community and a valued member and friend of the Society, Bridget is greatly missed. The main activity of the Society is its annual conference and 2005 will mark the 29th year of Society conferences, held annually at a venue in the UK. The conference takes place in the first week of July. Details of the 2005 conference are posted with the 'Calls for Papers' in October 2004 on the web site.
THE BRIDGET JONES TRAVEL BURSARY FOR CARIBBEAN STUDIES
For the 2005 conference, we are able to continue the travel bursary of a maximum of £600, plus full conference fees, to enable an arts practitioner/researcher from any region of the Caribbean to present their work at the Society's annual conference. We believe that Bridget would have approved of our shceme to facilitate greater participation in our conference by people from the Caribbean. In keeping with Bridget's broad-ranging interests we are encouraging visual artists, performers and creative writers to submit proposals in addition to the more usual scholarly research papers.
If you are an arts practitioner or researcher (postgraduate, postdoctoral or professional) working in any region of the anglophone, hispanic, francophone or Dutch speaking Caribbean, you may apply for the Bursary. The successful recipient will receive £600 towards travel expenses and, in addition, a full bursary to cover conference fees and accommodation. Applications are especially welcome from individuals with no institutional affiliations.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for the bursary you must submit either:
a one page abstract of a research paper which you intend to present to the Society's conference on any subject related to cultural production or the arts
a proposals for a presentation of your work, in the areas of film, visual or performing arts
a proposal of a reading of original creative work
You should apply IN WRITING, INCLUDING A COVERING LETTER, FULL CURRICULUM VITAE/RESUME AND STATEMENTS FROM TWO REFEREES WHO ARE ABLE TO COMMENT ON YOUR WORK. All items should be sent by post or email to Dr. Lynne Macedo, Acting Chair of the Bridget Jones Travel Bursary Sub-Committee, and must be received by DECEMBER 15th, 2004. A decision will be made by the committee in late January 2005.
Dr Lynne Macedo
Centre for Caribbean Studies
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
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