[UPDATE}Australian Association for Caribbean Studies International Biennial Conference 2011

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Australian Association for Caribbean Studies
International Biennial Conference
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
16-18th February, 2011
The ninth biennial conference of the Australian Association for Caribbean Studies (AACS) will be held in Newcastle, 16-18th February 2011.
The theme for the conference is:
Caribbean Narratives of Race, Place and Migration
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Karen Fog Olwig, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Helen Tiffin, Formerly Professor of Literature at the University of Tasmania

*Paper proposals that do not fit the conference theme are welcome*

Proposals for papers of approx. 200 words should be sent to Dr Karina Smith at karina.smith@vu.edu.au. The deadline has been extended until December 10th, 2010.
Postgraduate Bursaries
The Australian Association for Caribbean Studies is pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries to assist students travelling to its biennial conference in 2011.

For the Newcastle conference, the Association is able to offer three bursaries, one of $1,000 and two of $200 each. Applicants should be postgraduate students registered at Australian or overseas universities who have not been awarded their degrees at the time of the conference. Students travelling from overseas will be the preferred applicants for the $1000 bursary. To apply for a bursary please write to the President setting out why you want to come to the conference (400 words), together with an extended abstract of the paper you will give (up to 600 words). Applications should be received by the President, Dr Anne Hickling-Hudson (a.hudson@qut.edu.au), by 15th December 2010. Decisions will be announced shortly after that date.

For further information regarding the conference, including venue, registration, accommodation and travel arrangements, please visit the AACS's website:
or contact Dr Rhona Hammond (rhona.hammond@gmail.com) or Dr Karina Smith (karina.smith@vu.edu.au)