Deadline Extended: Charles Town International Maroon Conference

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The deadline for submission of abstracts of 250-300 words has been extended to JANUARY 15.

Conference dates: 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 tomaroonconference@gmail.com.

Issues to consider might include:

Land Rights

Marronage

Indigeneity

Territoriality

Representation

Language and Literature

Identity

Space/Place

Sustainability

Dispossession and landlessness

Cultural heritage
economics

Tourism

Laws and legality

DNA

Education

Photo from Diana Ogilvie’s blog. Check her post on Charles Town and her blog at http://love2travelwritefilm.com/2012/05/30/photo-wednesday-charltes-town-maroons-jamaica/

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