"Maroon Lands, Laws and Cultures": The Fifth International Maroon Conference

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Charles Town International Maroon Conference
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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.

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).

Issues to consider might include:

Land rights
Literary marronage
Dispossession and landlessness
Cultural heritage
Cultural heritage economics
Research, industry, and IT initiatives
Laws and legality

Abstracts due October 31, 2012
Please send abstracts or inquiries to fbotkin@towson.edu