Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity

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Charles Town International Maroon Conference

Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity
June 19-23, 2015
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Seventh Charles Town International Maroon Conference invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Indigenous and Maroon communities around the globe.

Held in the Maroon community of Charles Town surrounded by Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains, this interdisciplinary conference will explore issues, values, and practices of Maroons and indigenous peoples as well as ideas about marronage and indigeneity to consider the ways they have endured, transformed, and resonated in the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, South America, Europe, the United States, and Africa. The conference offers a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events in fields that include history, linguistics, art, literature, film, sociology, ethnography, ethnomusicology, geography, legal studies, gender studies, religious studies, cultural studies, and indigenous studies.

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words by March 15 or inquiries to:
charlestownmaroonconference@gmail.com

Issues to consider might include:

Land Rights
Marronage

Indigeneity
Territoriality

Representation
Language and Literature
Identity

Space/Place

Sustainability

Dispossession and landlessness

Cultural heritage
tourism
Tourism

Laws and legality
Music
DNA

Education