International Conference on Caribbean Studies

II International Conference on Caribbean Studies (ICCS)

II Conferencia Internacional en Estudios Caribeños

The Many Caribbeans and the Bicentennial of the Continental Spanish American Independence Movements

University of Cartagena, Cloister of St. Augustine

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia March 15-19, 2010


The II International Conference on Caribbean Studies (ICCS) will take place from March 15-19, 2010, in Cartagena de Indias in the Caribbean region of Colombia. The main theme emphasizes, but is not thematically limited to the interdisciplinary character of the conference. We suggest additionally the following topics:
Theory-critic production from the Caribbean.
Regional Caribbean integration and with Latin America.
Studies about art, including music and painting.
Cultural and literary studies: A Caribbean transnational perspective.
Transatlantic Studies: Caribbean /Europe/Africa.
Articulate dynamics between the Caribbean, the Pacific and Brazil.
Andean/Caribbean socio-cultural dynamics in Colombia.
Race, gender and subalternity epistemology.
Higher education and Caribbean pedagogies in view of globalization.
Caribbean Diasporas.
Environmental and cultural sustainability of the Caribbean.

We will accept only one proposal for paper or panel per each author, in Spanish, English or French. The panels will be composed of a maximum of 4 presentations. Presentations should not exceed twenty minutes; the members of the panels and the session chair will rigorously follow this limit. Please send an abstract of 200 words or less by electronic attachment (Word) to: (in English or French)and to (in Spanish) by November 15, 2009.
For updates and information on hotels, airports and registration, please consult the websites of the universities that are hosting this event.

For further information, please contact:
Kevin Sedeño Guillén

Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina

Bogotá, D. C., Calle 71 No. 13-21.Telf.: (57-1) 346 6600, ext. 161. Fax. (57-1) 313 1076. E-mail:

I. Conference Registration: By December 15, 2009 those whose papers are accepted will be notified. The procedures and date for paying registration will be informed in the next notice.