Thursday, 25 November 2010

CFP: 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies

35th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies

International Slavery Museum
Albert Dock

Wednesday 29th June - Friday 1st July 2011

The Society for Caribbean Studies invites submissions of short abstracts of 250 to 400 words 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 that fall outside this list of topics, and we particularly welcome proposals for complete panels, which should consist of three papers.

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.

Abstracts should be submitted along with a short CV by 7th January, 2011. Proposals received after the deadline may not be considered.

  • Liverpool and the Caribbean
  • The Fall of the Plantation Complex
  • Museums and Caribbean Histories
  • Slavery, Commemoration, and Representation
  • Ports and Cities
  • Health, Social Policy, and Disability
  • Environment and Natural Disasters
  • The Challenges of Democracy
  • Childhood and Education
  • Theatre, Dance, and Performance
  • Food and Material Culture
  • Colonial Governance and Decolonisation
To submit an abstract online, please visit our website:

The Society will provide a limited number of Postgraduate Bursaries for presenters to assist with registration and accommodation costs. Postgraduate researchers should indicate that they are seeking a bursary when submitting their abstract, but please note that travel costs cannot be funded.

Arts researchers or practitioners living and working in the Caribbean are eligible to apply for the Bridget Jones Award, the deadline for which is also 7th January, 2011. For more information on the Bridget Jones Award, contact Kate Quinn at, or visit our website:

For further queries, or alternative methods of abstract submission, contact Lorna Burns at, or by mail at The Department of English Literature, 5 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ.

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