Call for Papers: Charles Town International Maroon Conference


June 20-22, 2014

Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Sixth Charles Town International Maroon Conference, “Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity” invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in communities around the globe.

Held in the Maroon community of Charles Town surrounded by Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, this interdisciplinary conference will explore issues, values, and practices of Maroons and indigenous peoples as well as ideas about marronage and indigeneity to consider the ways they have endured, transformed, and resonated in the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, South America, Europe, the United States and Africa. The conference offers a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events in fields that include history, linguistics, art, literature, film, sociology, ethnography, ethnomusicology, geography, legal studies, gender studies, religious studies, and cultural studies.

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words by December 15 or inquiries to

Issues to consider might include:

Land Rights





Language and Literature




Dispossession and landlessness

Cultural heritage


Laws and legality



Photo from Diana Ogilvie’s blog. Check her post on Charles Town and her blog at

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