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Call for Papers

49th Annual ACH Conference, Tobago
May 14-19, 2017

The ACH Executive Committee is pleased it announce that the 49th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians will be held in Tobago, from Sunday, May 14 to Friday, May 19, 2017. Registration opens early afternoon on Sunday, and sessions will begin later that day. The conference fête, our annual dinner and dance, which is highly recommended and a central feature of this organization, will be on Thursday evening, May 18. An optional field trip is scheduled for Friday, May 19. More details about the field trip will be posted to the ACH as they become available. Please make your travel plans accordingly.

Members suggested several possible themes for the 2017 conference. These included:

1) Does the Field of History have a Future
2) Caribbean Business and Economic History
3) Caribbean Sports and Leisure
4) Communication
5) History of the Antilles
6) Archeology and History
7) Connections between Islands and Mainlands
8) The Caribbean and the Environment
9) Gender and Sexuality
10) Education Policy
11) Queer History
12) The Global Dimensions of Caribbean History
13) Comparative History
14) The Caribbean and World War II
15) Citizenship
16) Disability and the Caribbean
17) Caribbean Landscape
18) The Caribbean on the Move

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

Proposals must include the appropriate cover sheet, an abstract for each proposed presenter (abstracts must be in English, French AND Spanish), as well as a brief CV (no more than three pages).  All documents should be combined into ONE file Microsoft Word document (please do not submit as a PDF), and are due by SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 to achconference@gmail.com.

 


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