We are very pleased to announce that registration for this year's conference is now open. This is the main annual conference for Caribbeanists in the UK and this year we look forward to a programme of over sixty papers and an exciting conference. A draft programme is available on the Society's website (www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk).
Highlights will include a presentation by the 2011 Bridget Jones Travel Award winner, Annalee Davis and an opening lecture by Professor Gad Heuman.
Gad Heuman is one of the best known historians of the Caribbean. He has published widely on topics including free people of colour, slave resistance, and Caribbean protest and resistance. Annalee Davis has been described as 'one of the region's most important and innovative artists' and her presentation is entitled 'Has the Plantation Complex Fallen?'
The conference will also include sessions on 'Environment and Natural Disasters', 'The Fall of the Plantation Complex', 'Women in the Cuban Revolution', 'Performance and Identity', 'Governance and Marginality', 'Literary Gateways', and 'The Archaeology of Slavery'.
The International Slavery Museum is located on Liverpool's Albert Dock, which is a World Heritage Site with the largest group of grade 1 listed buildings in the UK. Tate Britain art gallery, The Beatles Story museum, and the Maritime Museum, which is home to the International Slavery Museum, can all be found around the dockside.
Dr Lorna Burns
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
The University of Edinburgh
Hope Park Square
Edinburgh EH8 9NW
+44 (0)131 651 1162
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