Call for Papers: Pedro Albizu Campos Conference

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This is a call for the Pedro Albizu Campos Conference [Jornadas Pedro Albizu Campos] to be held on two consecutive Fridays—October 10 and 17, 2014. The theme for the conference is “Pedro Albizu Campos in the XXIst Century” and it will be held at the University of Puerto Rico-Bayamón (in Bayamón, Puerto Rico). The deadline for abstracts is Friday, August 15, 2014.

Description: This conference has been organized on the initiative of the Pedro Albizu Campos (PAC) Board, a nonprofit organization created to promote discussion and dissemination of the figure of Pedro Albizu Campos and Puerto Rican nationalism.

Researchers, teachers, professors, and graduate students are invited to submit a presentation abstract. The main objective of this conference is to explore new dimensions of thought related to this nationalist leader. The conference seeks to focus on his life, work, representation, and importance for XXIst century Puerto Rico.

The organizers hope to get a broad array of perspectives, including comparative and new disciplinary approaches to analyze and contrast the legal, social, political, and cultural dimensions of this historical figure. They suggest the following themes: Pedro Albizu Campos and Latin America; Albizu Campos and religion; Albizu Campos and women in politics; Albizu Campos as a literary theme; Albizu Campos as pictorial figure to the world; the importance of Albizu Campos in the political history of Puerto Rico; Perceptions of Albizu Campos: memoirs and oral histories; and Albizu Campos and jurisprudence.

Applicants must accompany their requests with a 250 to 300-word abstract. Keep in mind that every speaker will have fifteen (15) minutes for the presentation. The application form must be accompanied by the following information: Title of presentation; Name; Academic Affiliation (if any); Occupation; Place of work; Phone and email; thematic area in which you want to participate; Field; technical resources and support needed for the presentation (if applicable).

Send this document by August 15, 2014, via e-mail to or by regular mail to the following address: PO Box 368065, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-8065.

For more information, please call: (787) 758-8828.


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