The XI International Seminar on Caribbean Studies [Seminario internacional de estudios del Caribe], organized around the theme of “History, Culture and Regional Integration in the Caribbean,” will be held from July 29 to August 2, 2013, at the University of Cartagena (Claustro de San Agustín) in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Description: This academic event, which has been held every two years for the past twenty years, has become the most important event on Caribbean issues in Colombia. The seminar seeks to address the need for the nation to rebuild its belonging as well as its historical, social, political, economic and cultural ties with the Caribbean Sea. The great achievement of this seminar was to create a network of scholars to study the formation of links between the peoples of the Caribbean and Caribbean identity construction, in addition to the structural processes that have configured the region.
The main objectives are to reflect on the historical and cultural construction of the Caribbean and its regional integration processes; to generate a forum for analysis and discussion of the history that has connected Caribbean peoples, who are now facing an international crisis with high and rising social, cultural and environmental costs; to analyze the relationship of integration and international cooperation among Caribbean States; and to discuss the role of social movements and the challenges of collective action and the State in responding to the problems mentioned above.
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For full description (in Spanish), see http://rcientificas.uninorte.edu.co/index.php/memorias/announcement/view/57