6th Annual Postgraduate Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies

St Georges, Grenada by Freddie Paul

KEYNOTE: Dr. Paul Ian Campbell
Date: Wednesday April 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. -4: 00 p.m.
Venue: University of Leicester

The Society for Caribbean Studies Postgraduate Caribbean Network invites submissions of abstracts of not more than 250 words for research papers on the Hispanic, Francophone, Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean and their diasporas for its annual postgraduate conference. We welcome abstracts from postgraduates at various stages of their research, whose research concerns any aspect of Caribbean Studies. 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 15-minute presentation. Abstracts should be submitted along with a bio of not more than 150 words by Monday, April 6, 2020 with the heading “SCS Postgraduate Conference”. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

Special note: we are open to receiving abstracts presented in French and Spanish but please note that English translations should be submitted as well, and presentations will also need to be translated into English (this might be either a written paper accompanying the presentation, or else please arrange for someone to accompany you to do a simultaneous oral translation).

We intend this to be an opportunity for delegates to share and receive feedback on their work in a friendly and informal setting.

In addition to paper panels, the conference will offer:

-A keynote address from Dr. Paul Ian Campbell, an award winning academic and Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester. His specialisms include race, ethnicity, and sport and leisure. His previous work on race and local football in the British East Midlands won the British Sociological Association’s Philip Abrams Memorial Prize in 2017. Previous publications include ‘That black boy’s different class!’: a historical sociology of the black middle-classes, boundary-work and local football in the British East-Midlands c.1970−2010, Identities, DOI: 10.1080/1070289X.2019.1590028

– break and Lunch with light refreshments

This free event builds on the tradition of previous years’ postgraduate conferences. As Caribbean postgraduates are often dispersed across departments and universities, it is hoped that this event will offer delegates an opportunity to meet with others who share their interests and to discuss their work, fostering ties that will endure throughout their studies. The feedback from previous attendees of the conference is that the conference provided them the opportunity to present their work in a collaborative and supportive environment. It also prepared postgraduate researchers for presenting their papers to the annual conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies (SCS) that will be held in July 2020.

Please send abstracts of up to 250 words (in English) to:
Akilah Maxwell (SCS Postgraduate rep) – am989@leicester.ac.uk

Please cc Dr Patricia Noxolo (SCS Chair) – p.e.p.noxolo@bham.ac.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.