The 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies
The Centre for Caribbean Studies
London Metropolitan University, UK
Wednesday 4th July - Friday 6th July, 2007
The Society invites submissions of one-page abstracts and a short CV by 15th December 2006 for research papers on the Hispanic, Francophone, Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean, and on Caribbean 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 or for full panel proposals that fall outside this list of topics. 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.
The slave trade and its legacies
Life history and biography
Class in the Caribbean
Processes of decolonisation
Governance and civil society
Literature, performance and visual culture
Landscapes of the Caribbean
Housing, poverty and employment
Suggestions for five-minute presentations to help frame roundtable discussions on the following themes are also welcome:
London and the Caribbean
What is ‘Caribbean Studies’?
The Society will provide a limited number of bursaries to postgraduate presenters, which will contribute to registration and accommodation costs, but not to travel costs. Postgraduate presenters should indicate that they are seeking a bursary when they submit their abstracts. Arts researchers or practitioners living and working in the Caribbean are eligible to apply for the Bridget Jones Travel Award, the deadline for which is also the 15th December 2006.
To submit an abstract: please consult the Society website and click the 'submit abstract' link. The web address is: www.scsonline.freeserve.co.uk/carib.htm (This facility will be available from November 2006). For any further queries, or for alternative methods of abstract submission, please contact Christer Petley (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information on the Bridget Jones Travel Award, please contact Kate Quinn (email@example.com) or visit the Society website.
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