Call for papers

Caribbean and Diasporic Dialogues in the University – International Conference

Goldsmiths College, London, United Kingdom
Deadline: 07 March 2016

Caribbean and Diasporic Dialogues in the University – International Conference

‘Caribbean and Diasporic Dialogues in the University’ seeks to foster and develop multi- and interdisciplinary conversations exploring critical, theoretical, historical and creative questions in a number of related fields that together contribute to Caribbean and Diaspora Studies.

The conference aims to challenge the limited visibility of Caribbean and Diaspora Studies in many higher education institutions and to interrogate the ways in which the precarious presence/ absence of indigenised black thought, currently being highlighted primarily through protest within, for example, higher education culture in countries like the UK, might be transformed.

The organizers are especially interested to move beyond the construct of area studies ‘out there’ and to heighten the transglobal, transnational and postcolonial present with which Caribbean and diasporic research and arts practices are already richly conversant. They aim to engage a wide audience of scholars and practitioners researching these areas from within a range of disciplinary fields and contexts.

To present a paper: please send a proposed title and abstract (of no more than 300 words) with a short CV to the conference organizing committee at

Abstracts from postgraduates and early career researchers are very welcome.

Proposal/ Submission Deadline: 7 March 2016

Notification of Acceptance: 23 March 2016

Caribbean Studies Centre


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