Friday, 21 October 2011

CFP: 36th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies

36th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies

Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th July 2012
Rewley House and Kellogg College
University of Oxford

The Society for Caribbean Studies invites submissions of short abstracts of no more than 250 words for research papers on the Hispanic, Francophone, Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean and their diasporas for this annual international conference. Papers are welcomed from all disciplines and can address the themes outlined below. We 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.

Abstracts should be submitted along with a short CV by 6th January, 2012.

Proposals received after the deadline may not be considered.

Oxford and the Caribbean
Sport and athletics
Cuba in the Caribbean
Knowledge production and circulation
Life-writing, memoir, and biography
Caribbean economics, past, present and future Citizenship, borders, and intraregional migration

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 6th January, 2012. For more information on the Bridget Jones Award, contact Kate Quinn at or visit the website.

For further queries please contact the Conference Coordinator, Lorna Burns, at

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