Around the Corner: Conference on Haiti and the Americas

Florida Atlantic University, with the Americas Research Center at Rice University, is hosting the interdisciplinary conference “Haiti and the Americas: Histories, Cultures, Imaginations.” The conference will be held on October 21-23, 2010 at Florida Atlantic University and the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Boca Raton, Florida.

The Haiti and the Americas Conference will be held at the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University and co-sponsored by Rice University. Keynote speakers will include Myriam J.A. Chancy, J. Michael Dash, and Sibylle Fischer. In addition to academic panels featuring presentations by leading scholars, the filmmaker Michelange Quay will be a special guest, presenting his film Eat, For This Is My Body (2008) on Thursday at 6:00pm in FAU’s Senate Chambers, and creative writers such as Andrea Shaw, Rose Rejouis, and Myriam J.A. Chancy will read from their work in the Ritter Art Gallery on Friday evening. There will also be feature presentations by organizations working in Haiti, such as the Digital Library of the Caribbean talking about their Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative, as well as local organizations working with Haitians in South Florida such as the Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts and Social Justice in Boynton Beach.

For more information and a trailer of Eat, for this is My Body, see previous post Call for Papers: Haiti and the Americas.

For the full description and program, go to

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