CFP: 51st Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH) -- May 26-30, 2019, Curacao

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“Resistance: A View from the Margins”

The ACH Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 51st Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH) will be held in Curaçao from Sunday, May 26 to Friday, May 31, 2019. Registration opens early afternoon on Sunday, and sessions will begin later that day. The conference fete, our annual dinner and dance, will be held on Thursday evening, May 30. An optional field trip is scheduled for Friday, May 31. More details about the field trip will be posted to the ACH website as they become available. Please make your travel plans accordingly.

The ACH also welcomes this opportunity to celebrate the University of Curaçao’s 40th Anniversary and to contribute to the commemoration of 50 years after Curacao’s ‘30 mei 1969’ or ‘Trinta di Mei’, a watershed in Dutch Antilles history. The ACH will be hosting our 51st Annual Conference with the overall conference theme, “Resistance: A View from the Margins”. We invite paper and panel proposals on aspects of the above theme, and especially the sub-themes of cultural exchanges and the politics of commemoration. While papers on the overall theme are encouraged, applicants are welcome to submit proposals on other subjects.

For those proposing panels, please note that we seek linguistic and geographic diversity and representation. Applicants may also wish to consider that the ACH promotes diversity among panelists regarding institutional affiliation and academic level.

Preference is given to applicants who did not present at the previous conference, held in Barbados in 2018.

Proposals must include:

  1. The appropriate cover sheet for either a paper or panel proposal;

  2.  A 250-word abstract for each proposed presenter (Abstracts must indicate what new information or approach the work provides as well as the archival or oral sources consulted. Abstracts must be submitted in English, French and Spanish); and

  3. A brief CV (no more than 2 pages).

Graduate students at an advanced stage in their research are welcome to submit proposals and must include a letter of support from their academic advisors attesting to the strength and progress of their research.

Please see Application Instructions here

All documents should be combined into ONE (1) Microsoft Word document file (please do not submit as a PDF). The deadline for proposal submission is October 15, 2018. Submissions must be sent to

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