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"ACH @ 50: Continuity, Change and Challenge"

50th Annual ACH Conference, Barbados, June 10-15, 2018

The ACH Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 50th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH) will be held in Barbados from Sunday, June 10 to Friday, June 15, 2018. Registration opens early afternoon on Sunday, and sessions will begin later that day. The conference fete, our annual dinner and dance, will be held on Thursday evening, June 14. An optional field trip is scheduled for Friday, June 15. More details about the field trip will be posted to the ACH website as they become available. Please make your travel plans accordingly.

The ACH will mark the milestone of hosting our 50th Annual Conference with the overall conference theme, “ACH @ 50: Continuity, Change and Challenge”. The conference will reflect on the past and future development of the region’s premiere professional historical organization. We invite paper and panel proposals on:

In addition to the overall theme of ‘Continuity, Change and Challenge’ the 2018 ACH conference will also welcome papers on the following topics suggested by members at our last AGM:

While papers on these ideas 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 level.

Preference is given to applicants who did not present at the previous conference, held in Tobago in 2017.

Proposals must include:

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 http://www.associationofcaribbeanhistorians.org/confinstructions.htm.

All documents should be combined into ONE (1) Microsoft Word document file (please do not submit as a PDF). The initial deadline for proposal submission was October 15, 2017 BUT HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 5, 2017. Submissions must be sent to achconference@gmail.com.

Tara Inniss, Secretary-Treasurer, Association of Caribbean Historians: achsecretary@gmail.com.