Upcoming Caribbean Conferences: July Update

Here, courtesy of our colleague Peter Jordens, is the most recent update of the list of forthcoming conferences of interest to Caribbean students and scholars.  Click here to download a pdf copy of the list.

Mid July 2011 – March 2012

July 11-15, 2011

Fort-de-France, Martinique

10th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators: “Building Bridges towards Caribbean Integration and Social Development”

Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators (ACSWE) & URASS/IFMES

Website www.congresacswe-urassifmes.com

Contact Emilie Marie at emarie.urassifmes@orange.fr or Letnie Rock at letnie.rock@cavehill.uwi.edu

July 24-28, 2011

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

10th International Seminar: “Estudiar el Caribe, Imaginar el Caribe”

University of Cartagena (Colombia)

Website http://www.scribd.com/doc/44591415/Convocatoria-X-SIEC-2011

Contact Alfonso Múnera Cavadía at alfonsomunera55@hotmail.com

July 25-27, 2011

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

International Conference: “The Spanish Caribbean: Toward a Field of its Own”

‘Reflecting on the Spanish Caribbean’ Working Group of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (New York, USA) & the Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales (Dominican Republic)

Contact Ramona Hernandez at rhernandez@ccny.cuny.edu, María Elizabeth Rodríguez at m.rodriguez@iglobal.edu.do, or Francisco Scarano at fscarano@wisc.edu

July 25-30, 2011

Fort-de-France, Martinique

24th (50th Anniversary) Congress of Caribbean Archaeology: “25 years of Caribbean Archaeology”

International Association for Caribbean Archaeology (IACA), Departmental Museum of Pre-Columbian Archaeology and Prehistory, University of the Antilles and Guyane & Association Ouacabou, Martinique

Website http://www.aiac-congres-2011.org

Contact Benoit Berard at chair@aiac-congres-2011.org or david_hayes_stx@yahoo.com

August 2-6, 2011

Accra, Ghana

2011 Summer Conference of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics: “Traces of Contact”

Univ. of Ghana, Giessen Univ. (Germany), New York Univ. (USA) & Univ. of Nijmegen (the Netherlands)

Website http://www.uni-giessen.de/cms/faculties/f05/engl/ling/spcl, http://www.mona.uwi.edu/dllp/spcl/Conferences.html

Contact Magnus Huber at spcl-accra@anglistik.uni-giessen.de

August 4-6, 2011

Miami, Florida, USA

20th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)

ASCE, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies & University of Miami (USA)

Website: http://www.ascecuba.org

Contact Jorge Pérez López at asce@ascecuba.org, annual.conference@ascecuba.org or jperezlopez@cox.net

August 8-13, 2011


Online Conference: “Open For Learning: Using Technology to Move Forward”

Caribbean Educators Network (CEN)

Website http://www.caribbeaneducatorsnetwork.com

Contact mail@caribbeaneducatorsnetwork.com

August 30 – September 1, 2011

San Juan, Puerto Rico

29th Inter-American Conference of Accounting

Council of Certified Public Accountants of Puerto Rico

Website http://www.cicpr2011.com

Contact cicpr2011@colegiocpa.com or cisec@colegiocpa.com

September 8-9, 2011

Madrid, Spain

International Seminar: “Los caminos del progreso en el Caribe hispano contemporáneo: economía, ciencia y cultura”

Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)

Contact Consuelo Naranjo Orovio at chelo.naranjo@cchs.csic.es

September 23-25, 2011

Coventry, England, UK

International Conference: “The Caribbean: Aesthetics, Ecology, Politics”

Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick

Website http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ccs/conference

Contact Michael Niblett at eapconference@gmail.com or M.Niblett@warwick.ac.uk

September 23-26, 2011

Oxford, England, UK

International Conference: “New Perspectives on the Life and Work of Eric Williams”

St. Catherine’s College at Oxford Univ., W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard Univ. & Eric Williams Memorial Collection Research Library, Archives & Museum at UWI-St Augustine

Website http://www.mainlib.uwi.tt/divisions/wi/collsp/ericwilliams/ericwilliams.htm

Contact farrellewmc@gmail.com or ewmc@ewmc-tt.org

September 29 – October 1, 2011

New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

8th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA): “Shifting the Geography of Reason VIII – The University, Public Education, and Transformation of Society”


Website http://www.caribbeanphilosophicalassociation.org

Contact caribphil2@gmail.com or nmt@berkeley.edu

October 5-7, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas

8th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education: “Enhancing Access to Tertiary Education in a Globalized Environment: The Quality Imperative”

CANQATE & College of the Bahamas

Website http://www.canqate.org

Contact Willamae Johnson at wjohnson@cob.edu.bs

October 6-8, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas

Conference of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO): “Bringing the Law Closer to the People”


Website http://thecajo.org

Contact info@thecajo.org

October 12-14, 2011

La Habana, Cuba

Memorial Conference on Eric Williams’s Centennial

Casa de Altos Estudios Don Fernando Ortiz, Faculty of Philosophy and History, Univ. of Havana

Contact Eduardo Torres Cuevas at tcuevas@ffh.uh.cu or Graciela Chailloux Laffita at gchailloux@cubarte.cult.cu

October 12-14, 2011

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

International Conference: “Engendering Growth: Sustainable Development in Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management”

College of Business and Management, Univ. of Technology, Jamaica & Dept. of Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management, Univ. of Delaware, USA

Website http://www.utech.edu.jm/FOBM_Conf

Contact Shaniel A. Bernard at sabernard@utech.edu.jm or bus&mgnt.conference@utech.edu.jm

October 13-14, 2011

Leiden, the Netherlands

International Conference: “Contested Mobility: People, Commodities and Policies across Latin America and the Caribbean”

Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), Dept. of Latin American Studies/Institute of History at Univ. Leiden, Amsterdam Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), Institute of Development Policy and Management at Antwerp University

Website http://www.nalacs.nl

Contact nalacsconference@cedla.nl

 October 13-15, 2011

St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

30th Annual West Indian Literature Conference: “I Dream to Change the World: Literature and Social Transformation”

UWI-St Augustine

Contact Geraldine.Skeete@sta.uwi.edu or Giselle.Rampaul@sta.uwi.edu

October 21-22, 2011

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

3rd Biennial (des)articulaciones Conference: “(In)visible Cosmovisions: Dialogues in Afro and Indigenous Latin America and the Caribbean”

Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, University of Pittsburgh

Website http://www.hispanic.pitt.edu/graduate/conference.php

Contact des.articulaciones@gmail.com

October 27-29, 2011

Montego Bay, Jamaica

CariBizTech 2011: Caribbean SME Business Technology Exposition and Conference: “Game Changers Impacting SME Businesses and Brands”

Website http://caribbeannewmediaconferenceandexposition.wordpress.com

Contact Aldo Antonio at amkcommunications@gmail.com

October 28-29, 2011

Stanford, California, USA

International Conference: “The Black Atlantic: Colonial and Contemporary Exchanges”

Stanford Forum for African Studies

Website http://stanfordfas.wordpress.com/conference

Contact stanfordfas@gmail.com

November 3-5, 2011

Santa Marta, Colombia

1st Congress of the Caribbean Economic History Association (AHEC): “Stability, Instability and Progress in the Caribbean (16-20th centuries)”

AHEC & Magdalena University

Website http://ahecaribe.wordpress.com

Contact ahecaribe@gmail.com

November 3-5, 2011

St George’s, Grenada

14th Annual Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures Conference: “The Islands in Between” Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Eastern Caribbean”

University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras), UWI-Cave Hill, Univ. of Guyana

Website http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/ingles/students/resources/islandsinbetween.htm

Contact Reinhard Sander or Mervyn C. Alleyne at islandsconference@gmail.com

November 3-5, 2011

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Interdisciplinary Conference “Comparative Caribbeans”

Comparative Literature Department, Emory University

Contact comparativecaribbeans@gmail.com

November 9-11, 2011

St George’s, Grenada

21st Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions: “Austerity Measures and Higher Education: Programs, Policies, Practices and Student Services”

ACTI, Cave Hill, Barbados

Website http://www.acticarib.org/events.php

Contact Samantha Rodrigues at snrodrigues_acti@yahoo.com

November 10-12, 2011

Kingston, Jamaica

23rd Annual Conference of the Haitian Studies Association

“Haiti at the Intersection of the Caribbean: Tracing the Past, Mapping the Future”

Haitian Studies Association & UWI-Mona

Website http://www.haitianstudies.umb.edu

Contact Matthew Smith at hsa@umb.edu

November 15-18, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas

2011 Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology: “Psychological Science and Well-Being: Building Bridges for Tomorrow”

Bahamas Psychological Association (BPA), International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) & International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology (IACCP)

Website http://www.caribbeanpsychology.org

Contact ishtargovia@gmail.com or info@crcp2011.org

November 16-18, 2011

Cave Hill, Barbados

7th Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium (CHiPS): “Conversations VII: Social and Political Philosophy”

Dept. of History and Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Education, UWI-Cave Hill

Website http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/fhe/histphil/Philosophy/ChiPS

Contact frederick.ochieng-odhiambo@cavehill.uwi.edu, edbrandon@gmail.com or roxanneeburton@gmail.com

November 16-19, 2011

Paramaribo, Suriname

38th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Association of Indigenous Banks


Website http://www.caibinc.info

Contact CAIB@candw.lc

November 18-21, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas

2011 Caribbean HIV Conference: “Strengthening Evidence to Achieve Sustainable Action”

Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas & University of Puerto Rico

Website https://www.2011caribbeanhivconference.org

Contact jones.madeira@gmail.com

November 30 – December 2, 2011

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

35th Annual Conference on the Caribbean & Central America

Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA), USA

Website http://www.c-caa.org

Contact CCAA at miami@c-caa.org

December 8-9, 2011

La Habana, Cuba

5th International Conference “Whither Caribbean Integration?”

Cátedra de Estudios del Caribe, Universidad de la Habana, Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Sociales y Económicas (CRIES) & Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Contact Milagros Martínez at milagros50@rect.uh.cu, Omar Everleny Pérez at everleny@uh.cu, or carmita@rect.uh.cu, or tanialuis@cubarte.cult.cu

 January 13-15, 2012

Montego Bay, Jamaica

International Conference: “Dying to be Beautiful? Body Image, Eating Behaviours and Health in the Caribbean”

Psychology Unit of the Dept. of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, UWI-Mona

Contact dying.to.be.beautiful.symposium@gmail.com

February 9-11, 2012

Needham’s Point, Barbados

International Sustainability Conference: “Protecting the Environment, Developing People, Improving the Bottom Line”

Certified General Accountants Association of the Caribbean

Website http://www.cga-caribbean.org

Contact members@cga-caribbean.org.bb

March 7-9, 2012


2nd International Conference on Governance for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

UNESCO Chair for Caribbean SIDS, Univ. of Curaçao

Website http://www.sidsgg.com

Contact sidsgg@una.an

March 15-16, 2012

San Juan, Puerto Rico

8th Quest for Global Competitiveness Conference: “The Changing Face of Global Competitiveness: Academia Making the Connection”

School of Business Administration, Univ. of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras

Website http://quest.uprrp.edu

Contact Yvonne Huertas at questconference@uprrp.edu

March 22-24, 2012

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3rd International Conference on Negritude / Afro-Latin American Studies

Negritud (Journal of Afro-Latin American Studies)

Website http://www.afrocubaweb.com/negritud.htm

Contact negritudconference@yahoo.com

March 23-25, 2012

Augusta, Georgia, USA

3rd Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium: “The Politics and Positioning of Caribbean Arts and Culture”

Division of the Humanities, Paine College

Website http://www.caribbeansymposium.com

Contact Akilah Emily Williams at ewilliams@paine.edu

Further ahead

April 19-21, 2012

Cayman Islands

57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC)


Website www.chrc-caribbean.org

Contact chrc@chrc-caribbean.org or conference@chrc-caribbean.org

May 2012 [exact dates are pending]


44th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians


Website http://www.associationofcaribbeanhistorians.org

Contact achsecretary@gmail.com or Rose Mary Allen at allen_rm@onenet.an

May 29 – June 1, 2012

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Islands of the World XII Conference 2012: “Globalisation: Islands Adapting to Change”

International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) & H. Lavity Stoutt Community College

Website http://www.hlscc.edu.vg/islandsxii

Contact Dana Lewis-Ambrose at dlewis@hlscc.edu.vg or islandsxiicall@hlscc.edu.vg

August 20-25, 2012

Mona, Jamaica

Regional Conference: “Fifty-Fifty: Critical Reflections in a Time of Uncertainty”

Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES)

Website http://thesalises5050project.blogspot.com

Contact arlene.supersad@uwimona.edu.jm

October 24-28, 2012

Albany, New York, USA

20th Anniversary Conference of the Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA): “Boricuas and Other Border-Crossers: Of Diasporas and Latinidades”


Website http://www.puertoricanstudies.org

Contact Luis.Figueroa@trincoll.edu

4 thoughts on “Upcoming Caribbean Conferences: July Update

    1. I am glad you find it helpful. We must thank Peter, as it is his hard work that makes it possible.

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