Call for Papers: Caribbean and Global Perspectives of Black Power

The Department of History at the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine, in collaboration with local organizations and trade unions, has organized an international academic conference entitled “Reflections, Relevance, and Continuity: Caribbean and Global Perspectives of Black Power.” It will be held at the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, during the weekend of September 18-19, 2010. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2010.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Black Power Movement in Trinidad and Tobago. The conference provides an opportunity to re-examine this period in the history of Trinidad and Tobago within its global context.

Paper proposals are invited under the following themes: the earliest manifestations of Black Power; the leaders and their influences; Black Power in Tobago; Black Power in Trinidad; Gender and Black Power; other ethnicities and the Black Power Movement; post-1970 developments; and the Black Power Movement’s impact on education, literature, culture, religion, economy, trade union movement, and consciousness.

Persons interested in presenting a paper can send an abstract of not more than 500 words, a 1-page curriculum vitae, and relevant contact information (before 30 April 2010) to: Jerome Teelucksing, Department of History, University of the West Indies-St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies or via email to jerome.teelucksingh@sta.uwi.edu.

Selected presenters will be informed by 20 May 20, 2010. Completed papers must be submitted by August 15, 2010.  

For full description, see http://www.revolution.h-net.msu.edu/announce/show.cgi?ID=173702

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