The Bahamas at 40: Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future

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The Bahamas at 40: Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future
Nassau, The Bahamas
June 12th-14th, 2013
The College of The Bahamas, School of Social Sciences, is pleased to announce a conference in recognition of the fortieth anniversary of Bahamian independence. The aim of the conference is to examine the context and construction of the Bahamian nation; investigate the challenges emerging in the post-independence period; discuss contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues that have emerged since 1973; and explore future prospects for nation building and development.
Abstracts are now being accepted. Deadline for submission is 1st January, 2013.
Length of Abstract: 250 words
Abstracts must contain the following:
• Author(s) name(s)
• Institutional affiliation
• Title of abstract
• Body of abstract
• Email address
Submissions are sought from all scholars including postgraduate students. The submissions may take the form of:
• Papers/panels
• Roundtable discussions
• Poster presentations
The Conference topics are designed to inspire invitations of submissions that approach these topics from a variety of perspectives and methodologies that extend across different academic disciplines. The conference themes are as follows:
• Bahamian Economy
• Bahamian Family
• Citizenship, Rights and Identity
• Crime and Deviance: Problems and Solutions
• Cultural Expressions
• Education: Reflections, Challenges and Innovations
• Health, Health Care and Well-being
• Media and Communication in the Information Age
• Migrations
• Myths and Stereotypes
• Orality in the Bahamian Context
• Psychology of the Bahamian Experience
• Role of Religion
• Small Island Sustainability: Energy, the
Environment, Tourism and Urbanism
• Sovereignty and Independence
• The Bahamian Experience in a Regional Context

Abstract Submission
Submit your proposal/abstract electronically via email attachment to Mr. Stephen Aranha,, and Dr. Christopher Curry,
Note: When submitting your abstract, indicate whether you are submitting an individual presentation, as part of a proposed panel, roundtable or poster presentation.
Notification of Acceptance
Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged by the Review Committee. If you do not receive notice of abstract receipt, you should email within a week to confirm receipt.
Registration Fees
Early Registration on or before April 5th, 2012, $250.000
Regular Registration beginning April 6th, 2012, $300.00
Day rate: $125.00
Student Registration: $125.00
Contact Information
Feel free to contact the Committee if there are any questions at the address below:
School of Social Sciences
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Telephone: 1 (242) 397-2606/7
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