The Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity Research Network (CARISCC) will host two interdisciplinary conferences as part of a programme of public events and international dialogues taking place in January 2018 at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
The Network’s 3rd CARISCC Postgraduate Research Conference will take place at Mona Conference Centre on Monday 15 January 2018, 9am-5pm. This event will open with the keynote address “Moving Caribbeans: Migration, Tourism and In/Secure Mobilities,” presented by our esteemed colleague Dr Susan Mains (Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Dundee; and CARISCC Network Member). This will be followed by a guest presentation by Orville Hall, artistic director for the internationally renowned Jamaican performing arts company Theatre Xpressionz.
The conference programme will also include three themed panel sessions, featuring contributions from Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral researchers. Full details of the conference programme are available online here.
The CARISCC Established Scholars’ Workshop will take place at Mona Conference Centre on Tuesday 16 January 2018, 9am-5pm.
This event was specifically scheduled to enable Network members (based at universities in the UK, Netherlands, USA and Canada) to meet with established scholars from the Caribbean region to discuss and explore reconceptualisations of security and insecurity (in/security) through creativity.
Some of the research papers presented by our invited guest speakers include the following:
- “Economic Insecurity and the Black Dandy: Afropolitican Aesthetics as Epistemology,” presented by Dr Michael A. Bucknor – Senior Lecturer and Head, Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
- “The Lydia Byam Experience: An Interface of Art and Science,” presented by Dr Aleric J. Josephs – Lecturer in History, Department of History and Archaeology, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
- “Securing Caribbean Futures through A Sexual Culture of Justice – Transformation through Creativity, Healing, and Cultural Practices,” presented by Dr Angelique V. Nixon – Lecturer & IGDS Graduate Studies Coordinator, Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS SAU), University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
- “Popular Pedagogies and Precarity: Lessons from a Decade of Consciousness-raising in the Caribbean,” presented by Dr Gabrielle Hosein – Lecturer and Head, Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
- “‘The Community was One Hundred Percent Safe’: Resisting and Coping with in(security),” presented by Dr Yonique Campbell – Lecturer in Public Policy and Management, Department of Government, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
- “Child Participation and Expression through Research,” presented by Professor Aldrie Henry-Lee – Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
As a prelude to these two conferences, the CARISCC Research Network will also host an online discussion one week before the events take place (during w/c 8 January 2018) to enable conference delegates, participants, network members and other interested parties to review, reflect on and pose questions about the proposed presentation themes in advance of the face-to-face conference discussions.
To contribute to the online discussion, please follow this link to review the conference abstracts: https://cariscc.wordpress.com/3rd-pgr-conference-abstracts-jamaica/
If you would like to attend either of the afore-mentioned public events, please contact CARISCC’s Network Facilitator (Carol Ann Dixon) to reserve your place. As spaces are limited at both events, it is essential to book your place by (or before) Wednesday 10th January 2018. All requests to attend these events should be sent via email, c/o: C.A.Dixon@bham.ac.uk.