Call for Papers: Reflections, Relevance and Continuity

Event Date(s): 30/04/2010 - 19/09/2010

Location: UWI, St. Augustine

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Black Power Movement in Trinidad and Tobago and provides an opportunity to re-examine this period in our history. It is an opportunity to specifically direct research attention to unexplored themes of the Black Power Movement and place it in a global context. 

The Department of History at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, in collaboration with SALISES, CENLAC, local organizations and trade unions, will host an international academic conference from September 18th-19th, 2010, at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus. 

Paper proposals are invited under the following themes


  • The earliest manifestations of Black Power


The Movement:

  • The leaders and their influences
  • Black Power in Tobago
  • Black Power in Trinidad
  • Gender and Black Power
  • Other ethnicities and the Black Power Movement


Impact on:

  • Education
  • Literature
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Economy
  • Trade Union movement
  • Consciousness
  • National and Ethnic Identity Formation


Post-1970 developments:

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Regionally
  • Internationally


Interested persons, please send an abstract (not more than 500 words), a 1 page curriculum vitae and relevant contact information (before Friday 30th April, 2010) to Jerome Teelucksingh, Department of History, UWI, St. Augustine, at jerome.teelucksingh@sta.uwi.edu or via fax at 1-868-662-9684.              

Selected presenters will be informed by May 20th, 2010. Overseas presenters will be expected to source funds for airfare and accommodation. 

Completed papers must be submitted by August 15th, 2010.

Registration costs:

  • Overseas participants – US $100
  • Students – US $30 



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