Maroon Lands, Laws, and Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Town International Maroon Conference
contact email: 
fbotkin@towson.edu

“Maroon Lands, Laws, and Cultures”:
The Fifth Charles Town International Maroon Conference,
Portland, Jamaica
20-23 June, 2013

The Fifth Charles Town International Maroon Conference, “Lands, Laws, and Cultures,” invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Maroon communities throughout the Atlantic world. Issues to consider might include:

Land rights
Territoriality
Representation
Identity
Space/Place
Sustainability
Ownership
Dispossession and landlessness
Cultural heritage
Cultural heritage economics
Tourism
Research, industry,& information technology initiatives
Laws and legality
Education

Held in the Maroon community of Charles Town surrounded by Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, this interdisciplinary conference explores Maroon issues, values, and practices to consider the ways they have endured, transformed, and resonated in the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Europe, the United States and Africa. The conference offers a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events, aiming to increase awareness of Maroon contributions to contemporary societies by bringing together descendents of Maroons with scholars interested in Maroon heritage and indigenous cultures. As in previous years, the conference cultural events and entertainment will commemorate Quao Victory Day (June 23).

Abstracts due September 30, 2012

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
postcolonial
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond