Upcoming Conferences in/about the Caribbean

(Mid)February – October 2010

February 17-20, 2010

Mona, Jamaica

Conference “International Reggae: Current and Future Trends in Popular Music”

Institute of Caribbean Studies, Reggae Studies Unit & Office of the Principal, UWI-Mona

Website http://www.mona.uwi.edu/conferences/2010/irc/index.php

Contact internationalreggae@gmail.com


February 23 – March 2, 2010

Bridgetown, Barbados

5th Annual CaribbeanTales Film Festival and Symposium

CaribbeanTales, One Caribbean Media & the Shridath Ramphal Center of UWI-Cave Hill

Website http://bestofcaribbeantales.wordpress.com

Contact Frances-Anne Solomon at francesannesolomon@gmail.com or Keith Nurse at keithnurse@mac.com


February 25-27, 2010

Tallahassee, Florida, USA
International Conference: “The Francophone Caribbean and North America”

Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Florida State Univ.

Website http://www.fsu.edu/~icffs/events.html

Contact icffs@mailer.fsu.edu


March 1-5, 2010

La Habana, Cuba

12th International Meeting of Economists on Globalization and Development Problems

Asociación Nacional de Economistas y Contadores de Cuba (ANEC) & Asociación de Economistas de América Latina y del Caribe (AEALC)

Website http://www.eleconomista.cubaweb.cu and http://www.globalizacion.cubaweb.cu

Contact María Isabel Córdova at misabel@anec.co.cu or anecnac@anec.co.cu


March 2-4, 2010

Camaguey, Cuba

5th International Workshop on Child Health

Camaguey Children’s Hospital, Department of Provincial Health, Camaguey (Cuba), International Institute for the Study of Cuba, London & University of Nottingham (UK)

Website http://www.cubastudies.org/consultancy/childhealth.cfm

Contact Nacyra Bonet Lopez at nbonet@finlay.cmw.sld.cu or Imti Choonara at imti.choonara@nottingham.ac.uk


March 4-6, 2010

Coral Gables, Florida, USA

“Global Caribbean(s): Interrogating the Politics of Location in Caribbean Literature and Culture”

Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies Program, Department of English, University of Miami (USA)

Website http://www.as.miami.edu/cls

Contact Michelle Ramlagan at cariblocationsconf@as.miami.edu


March 11-12, 2010

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Caribbean Conference on Literature, Culture and Identity

University College of the Cayman Islands

Website http://www.ucciconference.ky

Contact Leigh Smellie at lsmellie@ucci.edu.ky or Mark Minott at mminott@ucci.edu.ky


March 11-12, 2010

Mona, Jamaica

Biennial Literacy Conference

“Making Literacy Improvement a Reality for Adolescents and at Risk Youths”

School of Education, UWI-Mona

Contact Jossett Lewis Smikle at jlsmikle@hotmail.com


March 12-13, 2010

Aberdeen, Scotland

Conference: “Haiti and the Politics of the Universal”

Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen

Website http://abdn.ac.uk/modern

Contact Nick Nesbitt n.nesbitt@abdn.ac.uk


March 15-16, 2010

Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

3rd Biennial Graduate Student Conference

“Caribbean without Borders: Interconnections and Extensions”

English Department, College of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras

Contact cwbconference@gmail.com


March 15-19, 2010

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

2nd International Conference on Caribbean Studies: “The Many Caribbean’s and the Bicentennial of the Continental Spanish American Independence Movements”

University of Cartagena (Colombia)

Website http://www.utpa.edu/dept/modlang/Conference/iccs.htm

Contact Kevin Sedeño Guillén at kesedeno@areandina.edu.co


March 18-20, 2010

San Juan, Puerto Rico

7th Quest for Global Competitiveness Conference

“Time for Change: Academia Making the Connection with the Global Corporate World”

School of Business Administration, Univ. of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras

Website http://quest.uprrp.edu

Contact Yvonne Huertas at questconference@uprrp.edu


March 19-20, 2010

Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

Annual Conference of the Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA)

“Boundaries and Bridges: English Studies in the Borderlands”

Caribbean Chapter of CEA

Blog http://blogs.uprm.edu/ceacc

Contact cea.cc.conference@gmail.com


March 24-26, 2010

St Augustine, Trinidad &Tobago

11th Annual Conference of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES)

“Turmoil and Turbulence in Small Developing States: Going Beyond Survival”

SALISES & UWI-St Augustine

Website http://sta.uwi.edu/salises

Contact Francine Alleyne at the.salises@sta.uwi.edu


April 6-8, 2010

St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

International Conference: “The One Hundred Years of the Mexican Revolution: New Perspectives & Reconfigurations”

Center for Latin America and the Caribbean of UWI-St Augustine, College of Science, Technology & Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago, Centro de Investigaciones de América Latina y el Caribe de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México & Pan-African Studies Department of the University of Louisville (USA)

Website http://sta.uwi.edu/news/ecalendar/event.asp?id=1088

Contact Armando Garcia at cenlac2003@yahoo.com or armando.garcia@sta.uwi.edu


April 8-10, 2010

Glasgow, Scotland

Interdisciplinary Conference: “Caribbean Enlightenment”

University of Glasgow

Website http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk/news/news.htm

Contact: Lorna Burns and Michael Morris at caribbeanenlightenment@googlemail.com


April 15-17, 2010

Liverpool, UK

Symposium: “Afromodernisms 1: Re-encounters with the French and Anglo-Atlantic Worlds, 1907-1961”

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, University of Liverpool

Website http://www.liv.ac.uk/soclas/conferences/Afromodernism/index.htm

Contact Fionnghuala Sweeney at fsweeney@liv.ac.uk or Kate Marsh at clmarsh@liv.ac.uk


April 20-24, 2010

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

12th International Conference of the Association of Caribbean Women Writer and Scholars (ACWWS)

ACWWS & Louisiana State University

Website www.acwws.org

Contact caribbean@lsu.edu


April 22-24, 2010

Turks & Caicos Islands

55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC)


Website www.chrc-caribbean.org

Contact chrc@chrc-caribbean.org or chrc@trinidad.net


April 29, 2010

Antwerp, Belgium

Seminar: “André et Simone Schwarz-Bart: Diasporas entretissées et écritures connectées”

Postcolonial Literatures Research Group and the Institute of Jewish Studies, Univ. of Antwerp

Website http://www.potomitan.info/colloques/schwarz-bart.php

Contact kathleen.gyssels@ua.ac.be


April 29-May 1, 2010

Mona, Jamaica

29th Annual West Indian Literature Conference

“Caribbeanscapes: The Vistas of Caribbean Literature”


Contact liteng@uwimona.edu.jm or litsengmona@gmail.com


May 10-14, 2010

Hastings, Barbados

42nd Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH)

ACH and UWI-Cave Hill

Website http://www.associationofcaribbeanhistorians.org

Contact Pedro Welch at pwelch@uwichill.edu.bb


May 24-28, 2010

St Peter, Barbados

35th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)

“Understanding the Everyday Occurrence of Violence in the Cultural Life of the Caribbean”


Website http://www.caribbeanstudiesassociation.org

Contact Alissa Trotz at datrotz@gmail.com or Joy Cooblal at Joy.Cooblal-CSA@sta.uwi.edu


June 3-5, 2010

Mona, Jamaica

7th Caribbean Reasonings Conference

“Freedom and Power in the Caribbean: The Work of Gordon K. Lewis”

Centre for Caribbean Thought (Jamaica), Institute of Caribbean Studies (Puerto Rico), and the Africana Studies Department of Brown University (USA)

Website http://myspot.mona.uwi.edu/cct

Contact Beverley Sutherland Lewis at: cct@uwimona.edu.jm


June 3-6, 2010

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Transnational Hispaniola Conference: “Shared History, Shared Future: Converging Paths in the Haitian and Dominican Transborder Experience”

Instituto Filosófico Pedro Francisco Bonó del Centro Bonó (Dominican Republic)

Website http://repeatingislands.com/2010/01/27/call-for-papers-transnational-hispaniola

Contact April Mayes or Yolanda Martín at transnationalhispaniola@gmail.com, april.mayes@pomona.edu or ymartin@gc.cuny.edu


June 6-12, 2010

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

40th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL)

“Innovation and Informational Impact in the Caribbean: Evidence-based Practice of the Library Information and Professional”


Website http://acuril.uprrp.edu

Contact acuril@gmail.com


June 13-15, 2010

Montego Bay, Jamaica

30th Annual Caribbean Insurance Conference

“What Lies Ahead”

Insurance Association of the Caribbean (IAC), LIMRA & LOMA

Website http://www.iac-caribbean.com/conference

Contact conference@iac-caribbean.com


July 5-7, 2010

Santiago, Cuba

30th Annual Caribbean Festival “Feast of Fire”

Dedicated to Curaçao and Pernambuco

La Casa del Caribe & the Cuban Ministry of Culture

Website http://www.casadelcaribe.cult.cu

Contact caribe@cultstgo.cult.cu or dirprov@cultstgo.cult.cu


July 7-9, 2010

Southampton, England, UK

34th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies

Society for Caribbean Studies & University of Southampton (UK)

Website http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk

Contact Lorna Burns at societyforcaribbeanstudies@gmail.com


July 15-18, 2010

Cave Hill, Barbados

3rd International Conference on Race, Sport and Ethnicity

“Beyond Boundaries: Race and Ethnicity in Modern Sport”

CLR James Centre, UWI-Cave Hill & Academy of International Sport, George Mason University, Virginia (USA)

Website http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/fhe/beyondboundaries

Contact Alan Cobley at alan.cobley@cavehill.uwi.edu or John Nauright at jnaurigh@gmu.edu


July 29-31, 2010

Miami, Florida, USA

19th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)

“Cuba at the Crossroads in the 21st Century”

ASCE, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies & University of Miami (USA)

Website: http://www.ascecuba.org

Contact Jorge Pérez López at asce@ascecuba.org or annual.conference@ascecuba.org


August 9-13, 2010

Cave Hill, Barbados

18th Biennial Conference of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL)

“Caribbean Languages and Popular Culture”


Website http://www.scl-online.net/conference2010.html

Contact secretary@scl-online.net or scl_online@yahoo.com


August 11-14, 2010

Cartagena, Colombia

7th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA)

“Shifting the Geography of Reason VII – Music, Rhythm and Movement”


Website http://www.caribbeanphilosophicalassociation.org

Contact caribphil2010@gmail.com


August 17-20, 2010

Mona, Jamaica

Inaugural Rastafari Studies Conference

“Negotiating the African Presence: Rastafari Livity and Scholarship”

Institute of Caribbean Studies, UWI-Mona

Website http://ocs.mona.uwi.edu/ocs/index.php/rsc/inaugural

Contact rastafaristudies2010@yahoo.com


October 14-15, 2010

Cave Hill, Barbados

International Colloquium “Antillanité, Créolité, World Literature”

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature, UWI-Cave Hill

Website http://cavehill.uwi.edu/fhe/SpecialEvents/LLL/ACLWorldColloque.html

Contact Kahiudi Claver Mabana at kahiudi.mabana@cavehill.uwi.edu or Isabelle Constant at isabelle.constant@cavehill.uwi.edu


October 21-23, 2010

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

9th Conference of the Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA)

“Cuerpos vigilados y castigados: Resistance and Empowerment in the Body Rican”


Website http://www.puertorican-studies.org

Contact the PRSA Secretariat at prsa@cornell.edu



Further ahead

November 26-18, 2010

St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

8th WASD Conference “Towards Epistemic Sovereignty: (Re)-thinking Development in a Changing Global Political Economy”

World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) & Institute of International Relations, UWI-St Augustine

Website http://sta.uwi.edu/news/ecalendar/event.asp?id=972 or http://www.worldsustainable.org

Contact Gale Rigobert at gale.rigobert@sta.uwi.edu or wasd2010@sta.uwi.edu


December 6-8, 2010

La Habana, Cuba

4th International Conference “The Caribbean of the XXIst Century”

Cátedra de Estudios del Caribe, Universidad de la Habana & CRIES

Contact Milagros Martínez at milagros50@rect.uh.cu or Omar Everleny Pérez at everleny@uh.cu

Compiled by: Peter Jordens, plancari@cura.net

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