Registration for the conference “Memory, Migration, and Decolonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond, 1804 to the Present”, taking place at Senate House, London, 23-24 May, is now open and available here: http://ilas.sas.ac.uk/events/event/7708.
Please see the programme below, and please do distribute within your networks. If you would like to attend and join the dinner on the evening of the 23rd (at your own expense) please email email@example.com by 16th May.
*Memory, Migration, and Decolonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond, 1804 to the Present.*
School of Advanced Study, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU.
23rd–24th May 2017.
9.45- 10.00 Registration and coffee.
10.00-10.15 Welcome and introduction (Jack Webb, Linda Newson).
10.15-12.15 ‘Maybe One Day I’ll Go Home’: Roundtable discussion between Caribbean migrants to Britain: Joyce Trotman, Eric Huntley, Bruce Nobrega, Deodat Persaud, Peter Ramrayka. Chaired by Roderck Westmaas (Guyana Speaks).
13.00-14.30 Panel One: ‘Reconciling the Past: Memory and Testimony in the Caribbean and Beyond’. Chaired by William Tantam (ILAS).
Denise Noble (Birmingham City University), ‘The Decolonial Poetics of Memory and Re-Memorying’.
Kelly Delancy (National Museum of the Bahamas), ‘History to Heritage: A Heritage Assessment of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, The Bahamas’.
Joan Andzeuh Nche (Goldsmiths, University of London), ‘Questioning Relation and the Poetics of Home in Derek Walcott’s *The Arkansas Testament*’.
14.30-15.30 Workshop One: Finding Ancestral Voices: Researching and Writing Memoires. Conducted Lainy Malkani (Social History Hub).
15.45-17.15 Panel Two: ‘The Transnational Caribbean: Sites of (Neo)Colonial Contact’. Chaired by Miguel Gualdrón (DePaul University).
Clara Rachel Eybalin Casséus (IMLR, University of London), ‘Debt and the Haitian Quake: Mapping Mobility Through the Memory of the French Port of La Rochelle’.
Simeon Simeonov (Brown University), ‘The Consular Caribbean in the Age of Revolution: The Role of US and British Consulates in the Spanish American Revolutions’.
Nadine Chambers (Independent Researcher), ‘Decolonial, Post-Colonial or Neo-Colonial? The Rocky, Hard Places Between First Peoples and Arrivants in the Caribbean and Beyond’.
17.15-18.15 Keynote: Matthew Smith (University of the West Indies, Mona), ‘Loving and Leaving the New Jamaica: Reckoning with the 1960s’.
Chaired by Jack Webb (ILAS).
18.15- 19.00 Wine reception.
19.00 Informal dinner for speakers and guests.
10.00-11.30 Panel Three: ‘The Language of (De)Colonisation: Literature and Education’. Chaired by William ‘Lez’ Henry (University of West London).
James Williams (Queen Mary University), ‘“More baká than border”: Shibboleths in Junot Diaz’s *The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao*’.
Marie Lily Cerat (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), ‘Decolonizing and (Re)Theorizing the Haitian Experience: Vision of a Haitian *natifnatal* Epistemology’.
Ruth Minott Egglestone (Independent Researcher), ‘Finding the Anancyesque in Shakespeare’s *Julius Caesar* and the Decolonisation Project in Jamaica Between 1938 and 1958’.
11.45-12.45 Workshop Two: Organising for the Caribbean: session on how to campaign for change in the Caribbean.
13.30-15.00 Panel Four: ‘Arguing Around Decolonisation: De-colonial Futures’. Chaired by Nadine Chambers (Independent Researcher).
Karen Salt (University of Nottingham), ‘Decolonisation, States of Blackness and the Problem of Black Nullification’.
Laura Lomas (Rutgers University), ‘Lourdes Casal’s Decolonial Writing in Havana and New York’.
Miguel Gualdrón (DePaul University), ‘Memories of the Abyss: Glissant’s Philosophy of Caribbean History in the Context of Césaire and Fanon’.
15.15-16.15 Panel Five: ‘Shifting Perceptions of the Caribbean: Reconfiguring Family and Nation’.
Adom Philogene Heron (ILAS, University of London), ‘The Name of the Father in the Caribbean: Myth, Metaphor, Multiplicity’.
Maria A. Lee Strohmayer (Independent Researcher), ‘Curating the Nation: The Politics of Recognition in a Bahamian National Museum’.
16.15-16.45 Performance by Rubén Dávila, ‘El Vuelo del Golondrino’ on the experience of Caribbean and Andean migrants to New York.
16.45-17.45 Guest Speakers: Tina K. Ramnarine (Royal Holloway, University of London); William ‘Lez’ Henry (University of West London).