CALACS Annual Conference 2010

June 5, 2010

Several members of CSGN presented at CALACS’s annual conference, for more information visit


October 25, 2009


MARCH 6 2010,

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Multi Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS The Conference Organising Committee invites students from any tertiary institution in the Toronto area, and any discipline or field, to participate in the U of T Caribbean Studies Programme’s second one-day, student-organised, interdisciplinary conference on the Caribbean and its diaspora. Now in its second year, this annual conference offers a vital public venue to highlight, discuss and celebrate the work and ideas of students interested in the Caribbean. All students, faculty and friends of the Caribbean Studies Programme at the University of Toronto, and members of the college and university community and the public are invited to attend and participate in the conversation. The primary organisers and most of the participants are students themselves (with faculty and staff support).

This conference gives organisers and participants the opportunity to gain invaluable organising experience and a chance to get a glimpse of what it might feel like to pursue a career in academia. Additionally, it creates a unique space for community interaction, self-empowerment and networking. All of the work submitted will be considered for possible publication. We seek proposals and submissions from any of the following people or groups: – tertiary-level students across Toronto who have written a paper on a Caribbean topic, and who wish to share their work with a wider community of interested people. Term papers, book/film reports, or any other analytical format are welcome. – students who want to share and reflect upon their experiences as part of practicum or fieldwork training in the Caribbean, or with Caribbean communities in Toronto. – authors of spoken word poetry, prose, music, visual arts, and short ‘think’ pieces, whose work is relevant to the conference. The work of visual or installation artists will be featured as part of an art exhibit. All artists selected will be invited to perform and discuss their work as part of a special session of the conference focusing on the arts and the artistic process. – presenters/proposals for a special session entitled “Beyond the Classroom” which highlights the work of young, community organizers and activists who are making important contributions to building and sustaining community life in the Toronto Caribbean community. – graduate students who would like to participate as either presenters on our graduate student panels or panel facilitators/chairs. Academic presentations should be approximately 10-12 minutes long. Presenters of artistic pieces are also encouraged to work within this time frame. Based on the submissions which we receive we will group the papers into panels with general themes. The conference takes place on
March 6 2010, with a deadline for proposals and submissions on February 7 2010.

Submissions/proposals should be a summary of your work not exceeding 300 words in length. If yours is an artistic piece then you may submit the entire work. All submissions should include a title; the individual’s name and institution; a telephone number and an email address. Refreshments and lunch will be served. We will have some limited childcare available with experienced childcare providers, but spaces are limited. Those in need of childcare in order to facilitate their involvement in the conference are strongly encouraged to make arrangements with the COC ahead of time.

For more information please contact any of the following COC members: Samantha Peters, MA Candidate, Social and Equity Studies ( Melanie Newton, Department of History and New College ( 416-978-4054) Members of the Conference Organising Committee: Lenore Butcher (Undergraduate); Chantal Persad and Claire-Hélène Heese-Boutin (Undergraduates and Caribbean Studies Students Union representatives) Sharifa Khan, Samantha Peters, Latania Christie (Graduate) Melanie Newton, Alissa Trotz (Faculty advisors)

The History of Cuban Culture Through Documentary Films (Oct 23)

October 16, 2009

The History of Cuban Culture through Documentary Films
Jackman Humanities Building 10th floor meeting room
Time: Oct 23rd, 2:00 pm End: Oct 23rd, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Spanish & Portuguese, Political Theory, Marxist, Latin American, Information, Humanities (UTSC), History, Historical Studies (UTM), English and Drama (UTM), English, Critical Theory, Communications, Communication and Culture (UTM), Cinema, Caribbean, Art, Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology, 2000-, 1950-2000
Lecture by Maria Caridad Cumana Gonzalez (University of Havana, Fundacion del Nuevo Cine Lationoamericano)

María Caridad Cumaná González (University of Havana, Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano)

Professory Cumaná’s talk will present a unique opportunity to engage participants with a variety of Cuban documentary films on education, politics, and society.

Maria Caridad is a film critic and programmer. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Havana’s Department of Art History and the Fundacion del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (FNCL), where she teaches courses in Latin American and Cuban film. Her book, Latitudes del Margen: El Cine Latinoamericano Ante el Tercer Milenio, co-authored with Joel del Rio, was awarded a special jury prize from the FNCL and the Elcala de Henares University (Spain). She co-ordinates the popular website

On March 24, 2959, the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) became the first cultural institution created by the revolutionary government. Over the past 50 years, the ICAIC has used film as a mass medium of education in the transformation of Cuban politics and culture with special attention to the historical themes themes related to recent heroic struggles. The role of film in Cuba’s national development is the story of how the cultural institution of ICAIC mediated a social revolution and reflected/projected a new “sensorium,” primarily through its production and exhibition of documentaries, feature films and weekly newsreels.

The Cuba Working Group is sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute

CFP: Vodou: Construction and Representations May 13-14, 2010

October 8, 2009



May 13th – 14th 2010
Laval University, Québec City, Canada

Haitian vodou was born in Hispanola during the European colonization. It emerged from the encounter of African, European, ancient Caribbean as well as American cults and traditions. Given its origins, it shares some similarities with other Afro-Caribbean cults, such as santerìa in Cuba, shango in Trinidad, or obeah in Jamaica. Vodou could be briefly described as a heterogeneous set of medical, magic and religious practices, which developed over the course of history, undergoing constant transformation. The subject has been the focal interest of a wide range of historical, cultural and political discourses and analyses. Contested in the 19th century, then gradually revalorized during the 20th century, vodou – and its role in Haitian history and culture – have much evolved since independence in 1804. Although vodou practices have an undeniable empirical reality, they are difficult to grasp in their totality. Manifestations are manifold and inscribed in different spheres of everyday life spanning from religion to health, politics and culture.

Focusing on the representations and construction of Haitian vodou, this conference will
pursue several objectives:
– to shed light on how knowledge of Haitian vodou is produced and to identify the
stakes involved, especially (but not exclusively) in the social sciences;
– to examine links between vodou, history and politics;
– to analyse representations of vodou through the means of visual arts,
literature, and the media;
– to discuss efforts made to increase the visibility and legitimacy of vodou;
– to explore the diverse locations, practices and transformations of vodou
outside of Haiti;
– to better understand vodou and its congruence with other Afro-American cults
through a comparative approach.

We will consider abstract submissions based on empirical data from practitioners or their representatives as well as creative or scholarly work from artists and researchers in this field. All contributions should demonstrate how vodou involves different social, political, economical and cultural realities.

Those wishing to present a paper are requested to send a 300 word abstract with a working title as well as a short CV before November 15th, 2009 to the email address below:



a realizarse los días 13-14 de mayo de 2010
Universidad Laval, Quebec, Canada

Nacido durante la colonización, el vodou haitiano es el resultado del encuentro de cultos
y tradiciones de origen africano, europeo, caribeño (antiguo) y americano. A lo que debe
agrearse otros cultos afrocaribeños, tales como la santería de Cuba, el shango de
Trinidad, y el obeah de Jamaica. Una breve definición del vodou apuntaría hacia un
conjunto heterogéneo de prácticas médicas, mágicas y religiosas elaboradas y renovadas al
compás de la historia. Este conjunto de prácticas ha sido el objeto de construcciones,
discursos y análisis plurales arraigados histórica, cultural y políticamente. Combatido
en el siglo XIX y progresivamente revalorizado en el XX, el lugar y el papel del vodou en
la historia y la cultura haitiana han evolucionado mucho desde la independencia de 1804.
Las prácticas vodou tienen una realidad empírica innegable. Sin embargo, es difícil
delimitar esas prácticas en la medida en que sus manifestaciones son plurales y se
refieren a la vez a los campos de la religión, de la gestión de la enfermedad y de la
desgracia, y de las esferas política y cultural.

Centrado en el vodou haitiano, este coloquio se propone como objetivos:
– Aclarar las modalidades y los desafíos de los conocimientos producidos sobre el
vodou haitiano, en particular, en el marco de las ciencias sociales ;
– Examinar los vínculos existentes entre vodou, historia y política ;
– Describir las diferentes modalidades y espacios de realización del vodou a
través de las artes visuales, de la literatura o de otras formas artísticas o de
información ;
– Discutir los esfuerzos de visibilización y de legitimación del vodou ;
– Explorar la diversidad de los lugares, de las prácticas y de las
transformaciones del vodou presentes fuera de Haiti ;
– Inspirarse de los análisis de distintos cultos afroamericanos para mejorar la
comprensión de las figuras que de ellos toma prestadas el vodou.

Se aceptará las propuestas de ponencia inspiradas o no de material empírico, procedentes
tanto de los protagonistas y expertos como de sus representantes, artistas e
investigadores interesados en el tema, capaces de revelar cómo el vodou se integra a
distintas realidades sociales, políticas, económicas y culturales.

El envío de las propuestas de ponencia, que deben incluir un título, una corta nota
biográfica y un resumen de 300 palabras, debe realizarse antes del 15 de noviembre de
2009 a la dirección siguiente:


13-14 mai 2010
Inivèsite Laval, Québec, Canada

Vodou ayisyen soti nan epòk kolonizasyon ak rankont divès relijyon ak tradisyon afriken,
eropeyen, karibeyen lontan, ak ameriken. Poutèt sa, nou ka konpare li ak lot kilt
afrokaribeyen kouwè santeria nan Kiba, shango, nan Trinidad, et obeah nan Jamayik. Pou n
fè yon definisyon rapid nou ka di ke vodou se yon melanj remèd oswa senp, maji epi
relijyon ki kontinye devlope pandan tout istwa peyi a. Anpil koze ak divès analiz ki
chita sou istwa, lakilti, oswa politik fèt sou vodou. Plas ak ròl vodou nan istwa ayiti
ak kilti li chanje anpil depi endepandans peyi a an 1804. Yo te konbat li nan 19èm sièk
la, epi yo kòmanse, ti kras pa ti kras, bal valè pandan 20èm syèk la. Menm si egzistans
reyèl pratik vodou yo se yon bagay ke nenpòt moun ka konstate ak je yo, nou mal pou nou
sènen yo byen paske yo pran divès fòm epi yo makonnen an menm tan ak kesyon relijyon,
lasante ak maladi, malchans, politik ak lakilti.

Kolòk sa a pral santre sou vodou ayisyen e ap gen plizyè objektif :
– Bat pou konprann sa k ap jwe dèyè konstriksyon konesans sou vodou nan domèn
syans sosyal yo ;
– Egzamine lyen ant vodou, istwa ak politik ;
– Fè yon chita sou kijan vodou pran plas, jounen jodia, nan literati, penti, ak
tout lòt fòm atistik epi medyatik ;
– Diskite sou efò k ap fèt pou fè konnen epi fè respekte vodou ;
– Fouye sou pratik vodou ayisyen an lòt bò dlo, epi bat pou konprann, nan diferan
kote sa a yo, divèsite pratik ak transfòmasyon vodou ki fèt la ;
– Sèvi ak analiz ki fèt sou lòt kilt ki pratike nan amerik la pou pi byen
konprann divès fòm vodou ayisyen an ka pran.

Nou ta vle jwenn kominikasyon ki kapab moutre kijan vodou a pran plas nan reyalite
sosyal, politik, ekonomik ak kiltirèl peyi a, kit kominikasyon an chita sou rechèch teren
kit li pa genyen. N ap tann pwopozisyon nan men moun k ap aji nan domèn vodou a, k ap
pratike vodou, osinon moun ki reprezante yo, epi nan men atis, chèchè, ki enterese a sijè
Ou mèt voye pwopozisyon kominikasyon an ak yon tit, yon ti biyografi pa w, epi yon rezime
300 mo avan 15 novanm 2009 nan adrès sa a :


September 17, 2009


Workshop with Etienne Charles (Assistant Professor, College of Music, Michigan State University)
DATE: September 18th
PLACE: Boyd Neel Room, Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park TIME:
12 – 2 p.m.
Born in the island of Trinidad and Tobago in 1983, young trumpeter Etienne Charles –
whose musical lineage runs at least four generations deep – defies easy musical
categorization. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where he received a full scholarship to pursue his Master’s degree. He has performed and recorded in many musical genres with a range of Grammy award winning musicians that include Roberta Flack, Wynton Marsalis, the Count Basie Orchestra, Marian Schneider, as well as with David Rudder, Monty Alexander, Lord Blakie, Marcus Roberst and Rene Marie. He has just released his second album, Folklore. Etienne Charles, who like his father Francis Charles was once a member of Phase II, one of the island’s most progressive steelbands, stands at the vanguard of a new generation of musicians who are from the Caribbean but are not totally of it, in terms of a fresh and broad-ranging artistic vision, and in the myriad influences encompassed in their soundscape.earles stands at the vanguard of a new generation of musicians who are from the Caribbean but are not totally of it, in terms of a fre***sh and bro****

Norman Girvan (Professor at the Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies, and former Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States) and Yash Tandon, Former Executive Director of the South Centre, Geneva and the Founding Director of the Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI)
TITLE: Roundtable on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Lessons for Africa and the

DATE: October 6th

PLACE: 208N Munk Centre, 1 Devonshire Place
TIME: 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Jointly sponsored with African Studies

Film Screening: The Harder They Come
To be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Professor Christian Campbell,
Department of English
DATE: Friday October 16th
PLACE: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St.
TIME: 6:30 p.m.

Yarimar Bonilla, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Virginia
TITLE: Open Undergraduate Seminar: The Non-Independent Caribbean and the Question of
DATE: October 22nd
PLACE: WI2002, New College, 40 Willcocks St.
TIME: 12-2 p.m.

Yarimar Bonilla, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Virginia, TITLE:
“Reinventing Marronage: Epistemologies of Labor and Resistance in Guadeloupe”
DATE: October 23rd
PLACE: History Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Sidney Smith Building, 100 St. George Street
TIME: 2-4 p.m.

Annual Conference: Racism and National Consciousness
CONFERENCE THEME: Land and Freedom
DATE: October 31st
PLACE: Wetmore Dining Hall New College, 21 Classic Avenue
TIME: 9 – 6 p.m.
Victor (Venezuelan scholar and social activist), Omali Yeshitella Chairman, the African
Peoples Socialist Movement (Florida).
PANEL DISCUSSIONS: Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and the US in relation to land and
freedom, and the situation of Tamils in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and
BOOK LAUNCH: The White Supremacist State – Eurocentrism, Imperialism, Colonialism,
Racism. Edited by Arnold Itwaru, Senior Lecturer, New College. With essays by 10
scholars, all of whom have presented at the Annual Conference on Racism and National
Consciousness during the past 7 years (Ella Shohat, Sunera Thobani, Henry Giroux, Julia
Sudbury, Nandita Sharma, Lorne Foster, Marainne Vardalos, Natasha Ksonzek, Ward
Churchill, Arnold Itwaru)


Film Screening (title to be confirmed)
DATE: Friday November 6th
PLACE: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks Street
TIME: 6:30 p.m.


Bernardine Evaristo, UK
Reading from Blonde Root (UK: Hamilton/Penguin), a dazzling, imaginative reversal of the
transatlantic slave trade in which Africans are the masters and Europeans are their

DATE: November 13th
PLACE: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St.
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
Jointly sponsored with African Studies


Ralph Premdas, Professor of Public Policy, University of the West Indies, Trinidad &
Tobago, and visiting scholar, Ethnic and Pluralism Studies, University of Toronto
Date, Time and Title TBA.
Jointly sponsored with Ethnic and Pluralism Studies


September 17, 2009


April 20-24, 2010

Louisiana State University
Lod Cook Conference Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana


CONFERENCE THEME: Caribbean Dislocations / Caribbean Diasporas


Keynote: Lorna Goodison
Featured Writers: Mayra Santos-Febres, Lakshmi Persaud, Fabienne Kanor Marie-Célie Agnant, and Ismene Krishnadath
Featured Artist: Deborah Jack

Conference Co-Chairs:
Myriam J. A. Chancy & Angeletta KM. Gourdine, LSU

ACWWS is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 12th conference of the society to be held at the Lod Cook Conference Center of LSU, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The unique position of Louisiana as a historical and cultural point of encounter with the Caribbean gives us the opportunity to consider a re-conceptualization of the “Caribbean” in terms of its Diasporas and connections to the Americas. Our conference theme, Caribbean Dislocations / Caribbean Diasporas, urges explorations and interceptions of “traditional” notions of regions, boundaries, movement, and portable identities, as well as explorations between merging Caribbean, Latino, and African Diasporas. We also encourage investigations of the relationship between the experience of dislocation with the historical processes of Diaspora in interdisciplinary and international contexts. We welcome papers and presentations focusing primarily on the unique contribution that writing by Caribbean women renders of that negotiation.

Panels and presentations based on the work of our celebrated featured authors and artist are especially appreciated. ACWWS is also calling for presentations that highlight creative writing in particular, including workshops that would allow emerging Caribbean authors individual attention in a unique collaborative setting. Please note that though the conference highlights Caribbean women writers, presentations and panels from all disciplines, on all aspects of Caribbean women’s experience, are invited. The conference will make every effort to accommodate presentations in all of the recognized, official languages of the Caribbean, aside from English: French, Kreyol, Spanish, Dutch.

Suggested Paper/ Panel Topics:

Dislocation and diasporas, migration
Boundaries and border crossings
Sexuality and gender in Caribbean women’s writing
Labor, social class, and agency
French Caribbean and/or Haitian writing
Louisiana, Caribbean, and Gulf ties
Creativity and process in writing
Panels on the work of invited keynote and guest speakers
Spanish Caribbean and Latin American connections / disconnections
Anglophone Caribbean writing
Historical crossings and contemporary changes
Globalization and local impacts
Caribbean children’s literature
Travel writing and cultural encounter / clash
Caribbean film
Caribbean religious culture
African Diaspora connections, legacies, and re-appropriations
Women’s material and expressive culture in Caribbean writing
Linguistic border-crossings
Indo-Caribbean culture and literature
Post-colonialism, neo-colonialism, and the Caribbean
Music and song in Caribbean women’s writing
Memory, migration, and new community formation
Dutch Caribbean writing
Multiple identities and poly-vocality in Caribbean women’s writing
Feminist readings of Caribbean men’s writing/or women in the works of Caribbean male writers

All papers must represent new, previously unpublished work. Please include your full name, institutional affiliation, title, phone number and email address with your proposal. Performance artists are also encouraged to submit proposals for music, film and/or theatre presentations.

We strongly encourage panel proposals. A panel proposal should include a detailed abstract for each paper, a designated chair, and a short statement as to why the submissions should be considered as a panel rather than as individual presentations.

For all submissions, please submit: paper/panel title, 200-word abstract of paper(s), a short bio. with presenter(s) affiliation and contact info.

Additionally, a small number of travel subsidies for graduate students and Caribbean participants will be available based on demonstrable need i.e. lack of support from institutional and governmental sources. To apply for a travel subsidy, write a short letter of request that includes proof of need and accompany the letter with the submission of your presentation abstract.

Submissions and inquiries should be emailed to:

For Conference details as they become available, please visit

(Conference hotel information forthcoming late fall.)

Book Vendors, please address inquiries for exhibit space to the email address above.

You must be an ACWWS member to present at the conference. Membership is open to writers and scholars with research, teaching, writing, and study interests in the work of Caribbean women writers, or in Caribbean literature generally.

For further information on MEMBERSHIP and MEMBERSHIP DUES, please select the “Brochure Download” link at


September 17, 2009




Kumari Jayawardena’s examination of feminism and nationalism in the Third World in the
mid-1980s clearly demonstrated that far from being merely symbolic of, or subject to, patriarchal constructions of nation, women were actively and variously invested in anti-colonial and national political movements. In this vein, MaComère invites
contributions for a special issue on Women and National Political Struggles in the
Caribbean. In what ways were women caught up in anti-colonial, anti-imperialist,
nationalist and revolutionary struggles in the Caribbean, and what did their
participation mean? How do various social relations intersect to shape specific
iterations of resistance? Where might women be found in the regonal and diasporic
networks that inflected various nationalisms? How might we track those legacies across the contemporary Caribbean and what are the current modalities of women’s participation in the political process? While this special issue responds to a sense that we know relatively little about women’s own experiences in relation to these processes, we want to move beyond the addition or recovery of women’s voices to consider the epistemological implications of this endeavour for questions of sovereignty, self-determination, state formation.

We are seeking longer scholarly articles (approximately 5000 words) as well as poems (no more than 3 per person) and short stories (no more than 3000 words and 1 submission per person). We also welcome short biographies of women about whom little is documented, and whose example illuminates the theme of this special issue, for a ‘Recovered Lives’ Section (a maximum of 2500 words).

Some examples of possible themes include:
Women and the anti-colonial movement
Diasporic contributions and Caribbean politics
Literary traditions and national consciousness
Revolutionary struggles, anti-dictatorial movements
Women, labour and the state
Reconsidering gender and sovereignty in the non-independent Caribbean
Women’s movements

We seek to achieve a broad regional coverage spanning the main linguistic areas of the Caribbean, highlighting the diverse experiences and socio-political contexts of the Anglophone, Hispanic, Francophone and Dutch Caribbean from the small islands of the archipelago to the mainland Caribbean territories of Central and South America. We especially encourage submissions with a comparative focus. /MaComère /is a multi-disciplinary journal and as such welcomes historical and contemporary contributions from across the humanities and social sciences as well as contributions from creative writers.

Submission process:

If you are interested in making a submission to this special issue, please send a 300
word abstract to the Guest Editors, Alissa Trotz, University of Toronto
( <;) and Kate Quinn, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London (
<;). The due date for abstracts is November 30, 2009. After review of the abstracts, selected potential contributors will be invited in to submit their full papers later in 2010 for peer review.

/MaComère/ is a refereed journal which is devoted to the scholarly studies and creative works by and about Caribbean Women in the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean Diaspora. It is the journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, an organization founded in 1995 (

End of Summer Social [Sept 12]

September 5, 2009

A Workshop with Etienne Charles (Assistant Professor, College of Music, Michigan State

September 4, 2009

The Faculty of Music and Caribbean Studies at New College, University of Toronto present

DATE: September 18th
PLACE: Boyd Neel Room, Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, 80 Queen’s Park
TIME: 12 – 2 p.m.

poster vertBorn in the island of Trinidad and Tobago in 1983, young trumpeter Etienne Charles –whose musical lineage runs at least four generations deep – defies easy musical categorization. He is a graduate of the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where he received a full scholarship to pursue his Master’s degree. He has
performed and recorded in many musical genres with a range of Grammy award winning musicians that include Roberta Flack, Wynton Marsalis, the Count Basie Orchestra, Marian Schneider, as well as with David Rudder, Monty Alexander, Lord Blakie, Marcus Roberst and Rene Marie. He has just released his second album, Folklore. Etienne Charles, who like his father Francis Charles was once a member of Phase II, one of the island’s most progressive steelbands, stands at the vanguard of a new generation of musicians who are from the Caribbean but are not totally of it, in terms of a fresh and broad-ranging artistic vision, and in the myriad influences encompassed in their soundscape.

CALACS 2010 Call For Papers

July 8, 2009


40th Anniversary Congress of the


Montréal, June 1st – 4th, 2010
(in conjunction with the Congress of the CFHSS, Concordia University)

Deadline for receipt of proposals is October 25, 2009.

Congress theme: “Mapping the New Area Studies”

The Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites
submissions of paper proposals for its 40th anniversary congress.  With
area studies showing that reports of its demise after the end of the Cold
War were greatly exaggerated, and models of globalization shaken by recent events, CALACS seeks to commemorate its 40 years by featuring work that is exploring a new agenda for area studies in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Participants are encouraged to situate their proposals within the congress theme, however papers are welcome on all topics of interest in Latin American and Caribbean studies.

Relevant information for prospective participants will be posted on our
website in the coming weeks:

Inquiries should be directed to:

Juan Pablo Crespo Vasquez
CALACS Office Co-ordinator



Congrès du 40ème anniversaire


qui se tiendra à l’Université Concordia, en association avec le Congrès de
la Fedération canadienne des sciences humaines
Montréal, du 1er au 4 juin, 2010

Date limite pour le dépôt des propositions 25 octobre 2009.

L’Association canadienne des études latino-américaines et caraïbes vous
invite à participer au congrès du 40ième anniversaire de l’ACÉLAC, sous le
thème « Refaire la carte des études régionales ». Alors que les études
régionales sont loin d’être disparues comme la fin de la Guerre froide
semblait le présager, et que les modèles de mondialisation ont été
profondément secoués par les événements récents, l’ACÉLAC propose de
célébrer son anniversaire en suscitant des discussions sur un nouvel agenda des études régionales pour l’Amérique latine et les Caraïbes. Nous invitons les chercheurs à proposer une communication dans le cadre de notre thème; cependant, l’ACÉLAC accueille également les propositions provenant de tous les domaines de recherche des études latino-américaines et caraïbes.

Les diverses informations pour proposer une communication seront mises en ligne sur notre site web au cours des prochaines semaines:

Pour communiquer avec nous:

Juan Pablo Crespo Vasquez
Coordinateur administratif




Montréal,  1 – 4 de junio de 2010
(a realizarse conjuntamente con el Congreso de CFHSS, Universidad

La fecha límite para la recepción de propuestas es el 25 de octubre de

Tema del Congreso: “Trazando el Mapa de los Nuevos Estudios de Área”

La Asociación Canadiense de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe los
invita a enviar propuestas para ponencias a ser presentadas en el próximo
congreso conmemorativo del 40º aniversario de la Asociación, bajo el tema
“Trazando el Mapa de los Nuevos Estudios de Área”. Dado que los estudios de
área no han desaparecido, como parecía augurarlo el fin de la Guerra Fría,
y con los modelos de globalización cuestionados por los acontecimientos
recientes, la ACELC busca conmemorar sus 40 años reuniendo trabajos que
exploren una nueva agenda para los estudios de área en Latinoamérica y el
Caribe. Recomendamos que los participantes sitúen sus propuestas de
ponencias dentro del tema del congreso, aunque son también bienvenidas las
propuestas sobre todos los temas de interés en la rama de estudios
Latinoamericanos y del Caribe.

Mayor información para posibles participantes será publicada en nuestro
sitio web en las próximas semanas:

Todas las consultas deberán ser dirigidas a:

Juan Pablo Crespo Vasquez
Coordinador Administrativo