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Migration and space

Migration et espace

55th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH)

Cinquante cinquième conférence annuelle de l’Association des historiens de la Caraïbe (ACH)

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Published on Monday, September 04, 2023

Abstract

For the 55th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH), the overall theme will be “Migration and space.” We invite paper, poster, and panel proposals on any aspects of the above theme in Caribbean history.

Announcement

Presentation

The Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that its 55th Annual Conference will be held at the University of Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia, from May 26 to May 30, 2024.

For the 55th Annual Conference, the overall theme will be “Migration and space.” We invite paper, poster, and panel proposals on any aspects of the above theme in Caribbean history as well as papers on the following topics.

In addition to the overall theme of “Migration and space,” the 2024 conference will also welcome papers on the following topics:

  • Mainlands and islands
  • Caribbean geographies
  • Circulation and movement
  • Transnational policies
  • Refugee migration
  • Migration and (de)colonization
  • Migration and the politics of race
  • Migration as reparation

While papers on these themes are encouraged, applicants are welcome to submit proposals on other subjects. 

For those proposing panels, please note that we seek linguistic and geographic diversity and representation. Applicants may also wish to consider that the ACH promotes diversity among panelists regarding institutional affiliation and academic experience. 

Preference is given to applicants who did not present at the previous conference in 2023. 

Submission guidelines

Proposals must include:

  1. The appropriate form for either a paper/poster or panel proposal;
  2. A 250-word abstract for each proposed presenter (Abstracts must indicate what new information or approach the work provides as well as the archival or oral sources consulted). Abstracts must be submitted in 3 languages: English, French and Spanish. Proposals submitted in fewer than 3 languages will not be considered for the conference.
  3. A brief CV (no more than 3 pages)
  4. A brief Bio (no more than 300 words)

Please use the online links for paper/poster proposals and panel proposals provided to make submissions. 

Graduate students at an advanced stage in their research are welcome to submit proposals and must include a letter of support from their academic advisors attesting to the strength and progress of their research. Please see Application Instructions here: https://associationofcaribbeanhistorians.org/application-instructions/  

All documents should be combined into ONE (1) Microsoft Word document (please do not submit as a PDF).

The deadline for proposal submission is October 15, 2023 using the appropriate online form.

Any questions can be communicated to Claire Palmiste, Conference Coordinator at achconference@gmail.com

Application Instructions

There are THREE WAYS to participate in the 2024 ACH Conference:

A) PAPER: You can apply to present an individual paper. These applications are reviewed by the Executive Committee by theme and composed into panels. This requires: 

  1. The appropriate form for either a paper/ poster proposal;
  2. A 250-word abstract (abstracts must indicate what new information or approach the work provides as well as the archival or oral sources consulted). Abstracts must be submitted in 3 languages: English, French and Spanish. Proposals that are submitted in less than 3 languages will not be considered for the conference)
  3. A brief CV (no more than 3 pages)
  4. A brief bio (no more than 300 words)

B) PANEL: You can also apply as part of a panel of 3 or 4 papers. This requires: 

  1. A panel proposal
  2. A 250-word abstract for each proposed presenter (abstracts must indicate what new information or approach the work provides as well as the archival or oral sources consulted. Abstracts must be submitted in the 3 languages: English, French and Spanish. Proposals that are submitted in less than 3 languages will not be considered for the conference)
  3. A brief CV (no more than 3 pages)
  4. A brief bio (no more than 300 words)

Please note that while panel organizers may propose a chair, final assignment of chairs is the prerogative of the Executive Committee. Proposed chairs should be experts in the panel field. 

C) POSTER: You can also apply to participate in our poster session. This is intended as a fast-paced, fun session for newer scholars or for those embarking on a new project. This requires: 

  1. A poster proposal form; this is the same as the paper proposal form—just check that you are applying to offer a poster. 
  2. An abstract of no more than 250 words (abstracts must be submitted in 3 languages: English, French and Spanish. Proposals that are submitted in less than 3 languages will not be considered for the conference.)
  3. A brief CV (no more than 3 pages)
  4. A brief bio (no more than 300 words) 

Please see Application Instructions here: https://associationofcaribbeanhistorians.org/application-instructions/

Please do not submit abstracts in PDF. The deadline for proposal submission is October 8, 2023.

A few more important notes: 

  • To ensure that graduate student applicants are at an advanced stage of their research, they are required to provide a letter of support from their academic advisors. 
  • All participants must be current members of the ACH by the time they present. 
  • ACH presentations include both a pre-circulated paper and a brief presentation at the conference. Papers can be written in English, French, or Spanish, and must be no longer than 25 typed, double-spaced pages using 12-point font. This includes notes and references. 
  • Presentations are intended to introduce the highlights of this written work, and so are strictly limited to 10 minutes. 
  • Poster presentations include both a shorter pre-circulated paper summarizing research to date (no more than 10 typed, doubled-spaced pages using 12-point font, including notes and references). Presentations at the conference will be limited to no more than 5 minutes and 10 PowerPoint slides. 
  • Papers for both panels and for poster presentations will be made available online at the ACH website in advance of the conference and can be accessed only by those who pre-register and pay their registration. 
  • To allow time to format and post material, presenters should email papers (as a Microsoft Word file) NO LATER THAN March 18, 2024 to: Claire Palmiste, ACH Conference Coordinator, at achconference@gmail.com  

Scientific committee

  • Carla Pestana, Vice-President , Distinguished Professor & Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World, Department of History UCLA
  • Randy Browne, Secretary-Treasurer, Associate Professor, Department of History, Xavier University
  • Claire Palmiste, Conference Coordinator, Associate Professor, Department of English Studies, University of French Guiana
  • Rose Mary Allen, Extraordinary Professor, Culture, Community, and History, University of Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez
  • Javier Alemán Iglesias, Director Biblioteca y Centro de Investigación Social, Jesús T. Piñero Universidad Ana G. Mendez Puerto Rico
  • Terencia Joseph, Associate Professor, History and Social Studies Department, University of the Southern Caribbean

Subjects

Places

  • Universidad del Magdalena
    Santa Marta, Colombia

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Sunday, October 15, 2023

Keywords

  • migration, espace, histoire de la caraïbe, région continentale, île, géographie de la caraïbe, circulation, mouvement, politique transnationale, réfugié, (dé)colonisation, politique raciale, réparation

Contact(s)

  • Claire Palmiste
    courriel : achconference [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Claire Palmiste
    courriel : achconference [at] gmail [dot] com

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Migration and space », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, September 04, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1bqd

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