Indenture Abolition Centenary Conference
2017 International Conference on the Centenary of the
Abolition of Indentureship in the British Empire
Senate House, University of London
6-7 October 2017
The School of Advanced Study
The Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick
Royal Holloway, University of London
We are delighted to announce a call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference marking the centenary of the abolition of indentureship in the British Empire. The conveners wish to place special emphasis on new research in the field of indentureship studies. Three ...
Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe
6 - 8 July 2017, University of Tampere, Finland
URBAN CULTURE – RURAL PAROCHIALISM?
EUROPEAN CITYSCAPES AND PERIPHERIES IN AFRICAN (DIASPORIC) LITERATURES
Janine Hauthal (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) & Anna-Leena Toivanen (University of Eastern Finland)
European cities frequently figure in African (diasporic) fiction. With their landmarks and suburbs, former colonial metropolitan centres serve as settings in narratives exploring a variety of African diasporic experiences in Europe and contribute to the project of rewriting the continent from a new perspective. While ...
Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize
The journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Essay Prize. The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars.
The winner of the inaugural 2016 Essay Prize was Mary Horgan for “About Change: Ali Smith’s Numismatic Modernism.” You can read Mary’s essay ...
Borders vs Bridges:
Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas
UCL Institute of the Americas, London
3rd Annual Conference 11-12 May 2017
Prof. Cathy McIlwaine (QMUL) & Dr. Nick Witham (UCL-IA)
Extended Call For Papers - New Deadline 13th January
Following the success of our 1st and 2nd International Conferences, the UCL Americas Research Network invites postgraduate students and early career researchers working on any aspect of the Americas to participate in our 3rd International Conference: 'Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas.
As a leading postgraduate hub for studies of the Americas ...
Ecotones 2: Experiences of Migration and Transformations in the Ecotones
University of Poitiers (MIGRINTER), France
22-24 June, 2017
Deadline to submit a proposal: 10 January, 2017
Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2017
In partnership with EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) and Coastal Carolina University (SC)
and in collaboration with CRHIA (Université de La Rochelle) and CIELAM (Université d’Aix Marseille)
This event is the follow-up of a conference cycle on the notion of ecotones. Initially used in physical geography, an “ecotone” is a transitional area between two or more ...
Call for Conference Papers
University of Greenwich, London
27th and 28th June 2017
Conference Coordinator: Dr. Justine Baillie, University of Greenwich, London
Toni Morrison’s articulations of race, slavery, gender and history have secured her place within the literary canon and garnered extensive comment in contemporary criticism. Less evident are examinations of Morrison’s fiction and essays that emanate from global, transnational and diasporic perspectives and allow for an understanding of her engagement with global movements of peoples, Black Atlantic cultures and emerging postcolonial interest in ...
KNAW Colloquium: 'Connected Migrants: Encapsulation or Cosmopolitanism'
Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi are organising a colloquium at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (KNAW) called 'Connected migrants: encapsulation or cosmopolitanism'. The event will take place from 15-16 December 2016 at the seat of KNAW in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Amongst the list of prestigious speakers is Prof. Zygmunt Bauman (Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Leeds) who will close with a public lecture.
This colloquium brings experts in the field together ...
Imagining the Guyanas / Ecologies of Memory and Movement
Conference Dates: 27-29 October, 2016
Location: University of London, School of Advanced Study, Senate House
Confirmed Keynotes: Alissa Trotz (University of Toronto) and Janette Bulkan (University of British Columbia)
Special Guest: Clem Seecharan
Confirmed Writers and Artists: John Agard, Gaiutra Bahadur, Malika Booker, Fred D’Aguiar, Cyril Dabydeen, Grace Nichols, Jan Lowe Shinebourne and Keith Waithe
Details and Registration:
PARTNERING INSTITUTIONS: Coastal Carolina University, Université de Poitiers (MIGRINTER), Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (EMMA), Université d’Anvers, University of Stirling, ...
Imagining the Guyanas / Across the Disciplines
Conference Dates: November 4-5, 2016
Location: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
Confirmed Keynotes: William Marshall (University of Stirling) and Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool)
Special Guests: Alexis Tiouka (French Guyane), Alissa Trotz (University of Toronto), Didier Vincent (Kandjokan France), Michelle Asantewa
Invited Writer: Pauline Melville
More details here.
Friday Novembre 4
Salle des colloques n°2, St Charles
9.15 Opening of the conference
9.30-11.00 Panel 1: Crossing Borders
Chair : Thomas Lacroix
· Clémence Léobal, University Paris Descartes and EHESS [& Ine Apapoe, Anton de Kom University ...