"Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity," June 20-22, 2014, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica. Abstracts due Jan 15 2014

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Charles Town Annual International Maroon Conference

June 20-22, 2014
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Sixth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference will be held under the theme "Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity." The Conference invites papers that examine themes related to the existence and survival of Maroons and Indigenous Peoples and which explore the multifaceted relationships between place and tradition in communities around the globe.

Held in the Maroon community of Charles Town surrounded by Jamaica's Blue 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 cultural events as well as scholarly panels across a wide range of fields including (but not limited to) history, linguistics, art, literature, film, sociology, ethnography, ethnomusicology, geography, legal studies, gender studies, post-colonialism and cultural studies.

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words or inquiries tomaroonconference@gmail.com.

Abstracts are due January 15, 2014.

Issues to consider might include but are not limited to:

Land Rights
Cultural Rights
Treaty Rights

Language and Literature
The Tainos and the Maroons
Traditional Leadership

Customary Laws and Legal Pluralism


Dispossession and landlessness

Cultural heritage economics