Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Caribbean Studies Seminars (ISA/ICwS)

Please see below the list of the Caribbean seminar series events for the spring term 2011 convened by the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. All are welcome.

Venues and updates will be posted on http://americas.sas.ac.uk/ and http://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk// on their events pages. Enquiries to olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk or troy.rutt@sas.ac.uk


Unless otherwise stated all seminars start at 5pm

19th January 5.30-7.30

Book Launch, Gad Heuman and Trevor Burnard, eds., The Routledge History of Slavery, Routledge, 2010

The Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies are delighted to launch this landmark publication which offers a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field in the history of slavery.

Gad Heuman, Emeritus Professor of History, Warwick University Trevor Burnard, Director, Yesu Persaud Caribbean Centre and Professor of American History, Warwick University.

2nd February

Ronald Cummings, Leeds University
‘A Queer Time and Space of Marronage: Patricia Powell’s A Small Gathering of Bones’

16th February

Clem Seecharan, London Metropolitan University ‘Cricket and West Indian Nationalism’ [title TBC]

2nd March

Tony Kapcia, Nottingham University
‘The 2011 Communist Party Congress in Cuba: real turning point or simply the usual rubber stamp?’

16th March

Panel: The Haitian Revolution and the World: Responses to Independence

Julia Gaffield, Duke University, ‘“The good understanding which ought always to subsist between the two islands”: Haiti and Jamaica in the Atlantic World, 1803-1804’

Carrie Gibson, Cambridge University, ‘Simón Bolívar, the United States, and the rejection of Haiti at the 1826 Congress of Panama’

30th March

Silvia Espelt Bombín, Newcastle University, ‘Free African-Americans in 18th century Panama City: trade and identity’

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