Sunday, November 15, 2009

A selection of upcoming conferences about the Caribbean: Nov. 2009 - Oct. 2010

November 16-20, 2009

La Habana, Cuba

1st Encounter of Caribbean Magazines

Centro de Estudios del Caribe, Casa de las Américas

Contact Yolanda Wood at

November 19-20, 2009

Cave Hill, Barbados

5th Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium

“Conversations V: Theories of Knowledge”

Department of History and Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus


Contact Frederick Ochieng’-Odhiambo at

November 25-26, 2009

Mona, Jamaica

7th Annual Caribbean Internet Forum (CIF)

“Building a Caribbean Broadband Platform for Regional Development”

CIF and the Business School of UWI-Mona

Contact Allison Brown at

November 26-27, 2009

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

International Symposium: “Sex and Sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean”

NALACS (Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies), JISLAC (Joint Initiative for

the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean, UK) and CEDLA (Centre for Latin American Research and


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Contact Ton Salman at

November 29 - December 2, 2009

Bridgetown, Barbados

21st Annual Meeting of the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC)

“Caribbean Curatorship and National Identity”

MAC & Barbados National Museum


Contact I. Witteveen at

November 30 - December 2, 2009

Miami, Florida, USA

33rd Annual Miami Conference on the Caribbean & Central America

“Responding to Global Challenges: Surviving and Prospering in Today’s Economy”

Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA), USA


Contact CCAA at

December 7-11, 2009

Montego Bay, Jamaica

4th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

“Strengthening CDM through Youth and Community Empowerment”

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)


Contact Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett or Nicola Drakes at

December 8-11, 2009

Bridgetown, Barbados

1st International Tourism Conference

“Beyond the Boundary: Creating New Epistemologies in Tourism”

Department of Management Studies, UWI-Cave Hill, and Univ. of Surrey (UK)

Contact Sherma Roberts at

January 12-15, 2010

St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

Conference honoring Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott: “Interlocking Basins of a Globe”

Department of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Education, UWI-St Augustine


Contact , or

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.



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)

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Contact María Isabel Córdova at or

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


Contact Michelle Ramlagan at

March 12-13, 2010

Aberdeen, Scotland

Conference: “Haiti and the Politics of the Universal”

Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen (Scotland)


Contact Nick Nesbitt

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)


Contact Kevin Sedeño Guillén at

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 Campus


Contact Yvonne Huertas at

March 19-20, 2010

Rio 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



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


Contact Francine Alleyne at

April 8-10, 2010

Glasgow, Scotland

Interdisciplinary Conference: “Caribbean Enlightenment”

University of Glasgow


Contact: Lorna Burns and Michael Morris at

April 20-24, 2010

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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


ACWWS & Louisiana State University



April 22-24, 2010

Turks & Caicos Islands

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



Contact or

May 2010 [exact dates to be determined]

Bridgetown, Barbados

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

ACH and University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus


Contact Pedro Welch at

May 24-28, 2010

Bridgetown, Barbados

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

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



Contact Alissa Trotz at

June 1-4, 2010

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

40th Anniversary Congress of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies




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)


Contact Beverley Sutherland Lewis at:

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


Contact or

July 7-9, 2010

Southampton, England, UK

34th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies

Society for Caribbean Studies (UK) & University of Southampton (UK)


Contact David Howard at

July 15-18, 2010

Cave Hill, Barbados

3rd Conference on Race, Sport and Ethnicity: “Beyond Boundaries: Race and Ethnicity in Modern


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

University, Virginia (USA)


Contact Alan Cobley at or John Nauright at

August 9-13, 2010

Cave Hill, Barbados

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

“The Languages of the Caribbean”



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”



Compiled by: Peter Jordens, Last update: November 1, 2009

1 comment:

Mike Hungary said...

Thanks a lot for the needed information!
Really needed that contacts - thanks!