First International Ramleela Conference

Event Date(s): 13/07/2013 - 14/07/2013

Location: Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

The National Ramleela Council of Trinidad and Tobago Inc. (NRCTT Inc.) in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies, (UWI) St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago host the First International Ramleela Conference: Ramleela in the Global Village: Traditions, Innovations and Future Directions, from 13-14 July, 2013 at the Learning Resource Centre. The Opening Ceremony is at 6pm, Friday 12, and conference times are 8am-4pm, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14. 

Conference registration will take place on the morning of Saturday 13, and Sunday 14. However, pre-registration begins June 1. The pre-registration form is available on the websites of the National Ramleela Council of Trinidad and Tobago here: http://www.nrctt.org/. There is no registration fee. 

The Conference aims to bring together scholarly and practice-based participants with an interest in Ramleela in terms of its diversity, values, traditions and community approaches; and examine the range of religious, community and social  Ramleela experiences that engender positive values in society, and much more.

It is also hoped that this forum will serve to stimulate an exchange of ideas, set up new networks, strengthen existing networks and motivate greater sharing of Ramleela and Ramleela issues among all concerned.

The conference will feature many foreign and local speakers, including the Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration, the Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism, the Principal of the University of the West Indies, and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education.

The conference targets academics, Ramleela practitioners, and those interested in the arts and Ramleela. Anyone may attend.

For visa requirements, accommodation choices, conference panels and the pre-registration form, please click here.

Please note that efforts are being made to arrange transport from UWI to the outreach events.  Participants will be advised of new developments at the conference. You must register early in order to book transport to and from the outreach program venues each day.

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |