Advance Information: 46th Annual ACH Conference, Martinique, 2014
The 46th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians will be held in Fort-de-France and Schœlcher in Martinique from Sunday, May 11, to Friday, May 16, 2014. Registration will open on Sunday afternoon, and sessions will begin Monday morning.
All proposals for the 2014 ACH Conference, with abstracts and CVs where relevant, should be sent via e-mail to: Michelle Craig McDonald, Secretary-Treasurer, Association of Caribbean Historians: email@example.com. The deadline for proposals is October 1, 2013.
CONFERENCE VENUE AND ACCOMMODATIONS:
Conference activities will be held in two locations, the historic
heart of Fort-de-France (at Atrium, the debating chamber of the conseil general, and the Bibliothèque Schœlcher), and in Schœlcher at the Université des Antilles-Guyane, Bibliothèque Universitaire.
A variety of accommodations have been arranged with a wide range of prices and amenities. The main conference hotel will be the Hôtel Batelière, a four-star hotel priced at 115€, double 130€, including a buffet breakfast. Additional locations include: the Le Squash Hôtel, at 93€ for a single, the Centre international de Séjour de l’Etang Z’abricot, a nearby hostel, for 62€, and the CLOUS, cité universitaire dormitory housing, prices to be determined. Updates about hotel reservations and transportation will be posted on the ACH website when available. In the meantime, please visit the following websites for information about hotel services and amenities:
Hôtel Batelière: http://www.hotel-bateliere-martinique.com/
Le Squash Hôtel: http://www.karibea.com/martinique/hotel_squash.php
Centre international de Séjour: http://www.french.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Centre-International-de-Sejour-Martinique/Fort-de-France/29033
Call for Papers
The Executive Committee is pleased to receive paper and panel applications for next year’s conference. Members suggested a number of themes at this year’s Annual General Meeting in Belize. While papers on these ideas are encouraged, please note that applicants are welcome to submit proposals about other subjects or ideas.
Suggested themes included:
World War I in the Caribbean
Digital Resources, Online History and Archeology
Gender and Women’s Studies
The Continental Caribbean
Pan-Caribbean Labor Organizations
A Retrospective of the Work of Michael Rolph-Troillot
Representations of the Caribbean in Film
The Work of Tony Martin and Mary Turner
African Religions in the Caribbean
The LBGT Community in the Caribbean
The Impact of the Congress of Vienna on the Caribbean
Slavery and Abolition in the French Antilles
Labor in the Post-Slavery French Antilles
Teaching and Learning Caribbean History
Michelle Craig McDonald, Secretary-Treasurer, Association of Caribbean Historians: firstname.lastname@example.org.