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Indian Diaspora 2015 Conference

Posted Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Department of History at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine presents: "The Indian Diaspora: Identities, Trajectories and Transnationalities" Commemorative Conference. This conference takes place May 12-16 2015. 
There will also be a Public Lecture and Cultural Evening on Wednesday May 13, 2015. For more information, click here
Between 1845 and 1917, close to 144,000 Indians migrated to Trinidad under the system of Indian indenture, most of whom opted to make Trinidad their permanent home. Today, almost 170 years later, the descendants of those immigrants are intrinsically woven into, and have indelibly coloured Trinidad and Tobago’s social, cultural, political and economic landscape. A checkered history has yielded a community rich in its presentation, resolute in its commitment and resounding in its application.
The conference will go beyond the more tangible and visible aspects and explore Indian diaspora communities as dynamic entities, both generating and evincing transformation rooted in the vagaries of the social, political, geographic, economic and cultural landscapes of their respective locations. The conference hopes to highlight and explore new perspectives on such issues as conceptualizations, dislocation and relocation, cross cultural exchanges, nationalisms, identity and the changing realities of the Indian Diaspora.
Registration Fees: 

Non Trinidad &Tobago Participants/Professionals         US$150

Trinidad and Tobago Participants/Professionals            US$100

Non Trinidad & Tobago Students                               US$50

Trinidad & Tobago Students                                    No Fees  

For further information, visit the website: or email