Call For Papers 43rd Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies

The Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston
3-5 July 2019

The Society for Caribbean Studies invites submissions of 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 from all disciplines of Caribbean Studies are welcomed. While there is no particular theme for the conference, we are conscious that Preston is very near Nelson where CLR James spent a considerable time and that 2019 is the 40th anniversary of the Grenadian Revolution. Contributions on either of these themes would be particularly welcome but proposals can address any theme or topic focused on the Caribbean extended region. As we are based at IBAR, papers addressing relationships among the Caribbean, Northern Britain, and the Black Atlantic, would also be welcomed. We also welcome proposals for complete panels, which should consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 presenters. Those selected for the conference will be invited to give a 20-minute presentation. Abstracts should be submitted along with a short bio of no more than 150 words by 15th of January 2018. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.
Researchers at all career stages, including postgraduates and early career scholars are welcome and we shall be organising a session where experienced researchers will advise on the best way for new academics to get their work published. There will also be a creche facilility available. 

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Llamada a la participación 43 Conferencia Internacional de la Asociación Británica para los Estudios del Caribe (Society for Caribbean Studies), The Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, Inglaterra, 3-5 Julio 2018

La Associación Británica para los Estudios del Caribe (Society for Caribbean Studies) solicita ponencias y trabajos de investigación sobre el Caribe y sus diásporas, en su espacio hispano, francés, holandés y anglófono. Si bien no hay un tema en particular para la conferencia, somos conscientes de que Preston está muy cerca de Nelson, donde CLR James pasó un tiempo considerable y que 2019 es también el 40 aniversario de la Revolución granadina. Como estamos basados en IBAR, las propuestas que abordan las relaciones entre el Caribe, el norte de Gran Bretaña y el Atlántico Negro también serán bienvenidas. Las contribuciones sobre cualquiera de estos temas serían particularmente bienvenidas pero las propuestas pueden abordar cualquier tema centrado en la región extendida del Caribe. Se pueden proponer ponencias individuales tanto como paneles de 3 a 4 personas, sobre todo tema y campo de investigación dentro de los estudios caribeños. Las personas interesadas deben mandar un abstracto en inglés de 250 palabras junto con una biografía de 150 palabras antes del 15 de Enero 2017. El idioma de la conferencia será el inglés. Los ponentes seleccionados tendrán 20 minutos para presentar. No aceptaremos proposiciones después de la fecha limite.
Los investigadores en todas las etapas de la carrera, incluidos los graduados y académicos al inicio de la carrera, son bienvenidos y estaremos organizando una sesión en la que investigadores experimentados asesorarán sobre la mejor manera para que los nuevos académicos publiquen su trabajo. También habrá una facilidad de guardería disponible.

Appel à Contribution

L’Association Britannique pour les Etudes de la Caraïbe (Society for Caribbean Studies) lance un appel à candidature pour sa 42ème conférence annuelle qui se tiendra à l’Université de Londres en Angleterre, du 3 au 5 Juillet 2018. La conférence est ouverte à toutes les disciplines des études caribéennes, et aux contributions dont les thématiques de recherche abordent l’espace caribéen et ses diasporas, tant dans les zones anglophones qu’hispaniques, hollandaises et françaises. Bien qu’il n’y ait pas de thème particulier pour la conférence, nous sommes conscients que Preston est très proche de Nelson où CLR James a passé un temps considérable et que 2019 marque également le 40e anniversaire de la révolution grenadienne. Des contributions sur l’un ou l’autre de ces thèmes seraient particulièrement bienvenues, mais les propositions peuvent traiter de tout sujet axé sur la région élargie des Caraïbes. Comme nous sommes basés à l’IBAR, les propositions concernant les relations entre les Caraïbes, le nord de la Grande-Bretagne et l’Atlantique noir seraient également les bienvenues. Nous vous invitons à soumettre vos propositions sous la forme de résumés de 250 mots en anglais, accompagnés d’une biographie de 150 mots avant le 15 Janvier 2018. Les propositions envoyées après cette date ne seront pas considérées. Nous acceptons les propositions individuelles ainsi que les panels (min 3 personnes / max 4 personnes). Les participants auront 20 minutes pour présenter leurs travaux.
Les chercheurs à tous les stades de leur carrière, y compris les étudiants de troisième cycle et début de carrière, sont les bienvenus. Nous organiserons une session au cours de laquelle des chercheurs expérimentés donneront des conseils sur la meilleure façon pour les nouveaux universitaires de faire publier leurs travaux. Il y aura également une facilité de crèche disponible.

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Apply for the Bridget Jones Award

BRIDGET JONES TRAVEL AWARD 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Arts researchers or practitioners living and working in the Caribbean are eligible to apply for the Bridget Jones Travel Award, the deadline for which is the 18th January 2019. The winner of the award will present their work at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies, The Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, July 3-5, 2019.

Eligibility

If you are an arts practitioner living and working in any region of the Anglophone, Hispanic, Francophone or Dutch speaking Caribbean, you may apply for the Award. The successful recipient will receive £650 towards travel expenses and, in addition, a full bursary to cover conference fees and accommodation. Applications are especially welcome from individuals with no institutional affiliations. We encourage applications from across the arts: from visual artists, performers, creative writers, film-makers, folklorists, playwrights etc.

How to Apply

To apply for the Award you must submit the following:

  • A covering letter
  • Curriculum vitae (no more than 4 sides of A4)
  • Statements from 2 referees who are able to comment on your work

AND either

(a) A proposal for a presentation of your work in the areas of film, literature, visual or performing arts.
Or
(b) A proposal for a reading of original creative work.

Presentations normally last for up to one hour, including time for questions from the audience. The most important part of your application will therefore be a 1) full description of the proposed presentation detailing the themes and rationale behind the presentation, as well as 2) how the presentation will be organized and 3) any props required (e.g. if intending to screen clips of films; show slides of artwork; incorporate live performance etc.).

The successful candidate would be expected to attend the whole conference.
Applications and enquiries should be sent by e-mail to Audley Chambers at achambers@oakwood.edu

Completed applications must be received by 18th January 2019. A decision will be made by the committee in early February.

For more information on the Bridget Jones Travel Award and the Society for Caribbean Studies, visit the Society website….