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Panel #1: Why Caribbean History Matters: The Future of the Field

“The Crisis in History Numbers: The View from UWI Mona”, Jonathan Dalby, The University of the West Indies, Mona. (Click here for PDF)

“What the Future can learn from the Past:  An Analysis of the ACH’s Impact on the Field of Caribbean History”, Michelle Craig McDonald, Stockton University. (Click here for PDF)

“Critical Applied History and the Caribbean Historian:  Writing Useable Histories”, Audra Diptee, Carleton University. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #2: Culture and Heritage in Tobago

“Aspects of Tobago’s Culture”,   Verleen Bobb- Lewis, Education Officer, Division of Education.

“The Oral Tradition in Tobago”, Eastlyn McKenzie, Retired Community Development Officer and Independent Senator.

“Tambrin: The Tobago Drumming Tradition”, Rawle Titus, Ethnomusicologist, Retired Teacher and Cultural Activist.

“The Tobago Trust: Identifying and Preserving Tobago’s Heritage”,  Louis Villian, Tobago Trust.

Panel #3: World War II in the Caribbean

“Las operaciones Paukenschlag y Neuland: La política militar del Tercer Reich en el Caribe, 1939-1945”

Christian Cwik, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. (Click here for PDF)

“Cuba durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial”, Sergio Guerra Vilaboy, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba. (Click here for PDF)

“La Inmigración alemana y austriaca en la costa colombiana caribeña durante la época del fascismo europeo”, Jorge Elías-Caro, Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia. (Click here for PDF)

“Lázaro Cárdenas del Río y Manuel Ávila Camacho: De la neutralidad hasta la guerra”, Bernardo García Diaz, Universidad Veracruzana, México. (Click here for PDF)

“European Refugees in the Wider Caribbean in the Context of World War II”,
Verena Muth, University of Cologne, Germany. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #4: Caribbean Culture and Identity

“The Kola Nut in the Atlantic World: Commercial and Religious Exchange”, Shantelle A. George, State University of New York, College at Oneonta. (Click here for PDF)

“Contesting Domesticity: British Caribbean Domestic Servants in American Expatriate Households in Panama, Costa Rica and Cuba, 1900-1950”, Nicola Foote, Florida Gulf Coast University. (Click here for PDF)

“La presencia árabe en San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1910-1940”, Soraya Asad Sánchez, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #5: Between Nation, State, and Empire: Black Citizenship in the Caribbean and the Atlantic

“More than Auxiliary: West Indian Social Organizations, Citizenship, Political Activism, and the Construction of Caribbean American Identity”, Tyesha Maddox, Fordham University, New York. (Click here for PDF)

“To Transplant in Alien Soil’: African-American Migration and Transnational Citizenship in the Age of Post-Revolutionary Haiti”, Westenley Alcenat, Fordham University, New York. (Click here for PDF)

“Cash fe sen’ Back Home”: Gendering Financial Exchanges from Panama”, Joan Flores, New York University. (Click here for PDF)

“Citizen-Soldiers? Conscription and Citizenship in the British and French Caribbean in the Era of the Great War”, Michael Joseph, Pembroke College, University of Oxford.
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Panel #6: Policing Borders: Crime and the Law

“Beyond the Glittering: Semiotics of Piracy in the Early Modern Caribbean”, Onur Alptekin, Koç University, Istanbul. (Click here for PDF)

“Piracy, Slavery, and Clandestine Trade: Transitioning to a Plantation Economy in the Caribbean-Atlantic”, Jamie L.H. Goodall, Stevenson University, Maryland. (Click here for PDF)

“Transnational Crime in the Caribbean”, Marion Pluskota, Leiden University. (Click here for PDF)

“’Treat as a Vagrant Every Man Who Acts as a Vagrant’”: Vagrancy and the Courts in Jamaica, 1865-1900”, Helen McKee, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Germany. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #7: The System of Indian Indenture: Experience and Termination (LOC)

“The Impact of the Termination of the System of Indian Indenture: Trinidad, 1917-1937”, Sherry-Ann Singh, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. (Click here for PDF)

“Abolishing Indian Indentured Labour in Saint Lucia”, Terencia Kyneata Joseph, University of the Southern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago. (Click here for PDF)

“Presbyterian Homes for Indian Girls in Trinidad, 1890-1912: Continuity and Change”, Gelien Matthews, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #8: Caribbean Textual and Oral Legacies

“The Archivist and the Poet, Alejandra Bronfman, University of British Columbia. (Click here for PDF)

“Jean Price-Mars and Francophone Black Identity”, William H. Alexander, Norfolk State University, Virginia. (Click here for PDF)

“Textual Cultures of Indenture: Translation, Letter-Writing and Language among Indian Migrants in British Guiana, 1838-1917”, Louise Moschetta, University of Cambridge. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #9: Business and Commercial Rivalries

“The Coffee Planters: Residency, Status and Demographic Profile in Early Nineteenth-Century Plantation Jamaica”, Kathleen E. A. Monteith, The University of the West Indies, Mona. (Click here for PDF)

“Expansion and Collapse of Cotton Cultivation in British Guyana, c. 1795-1833”, Alexey Krichtal, The Johns Hopkins University, Maryland. (Click here for PDF)

“Both Sides Now: The Role of the Caribbean in the Emergence of New Trade Links between Asia and Latin America, 1680 – 1760”, Ryan Holroyd, Pennsylvania State University. (Click here for PDF)

“Gustavia during the Napoleonic Wars: An Anglo-American Port of Convenience”, Victor Wilson, Åbo Akademi University, Finland. (Click here for PDF)

“A Spanish Perspective on Providence Island”, Daniel Genkins, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #10: The Caribbean and the Environment

“Barbados as a Seventeenth-Century ‘Demographic Disaster Area?’: A Challenge to the Standard Interpretation of Life and Death in Late-Seventeenth Century Barbados”, Ryan McGuinness, University of Edinburgh. (Click here for PDF)

Environments Matter: Migration, Labor, and Mortality Challenging Developments in Guyana Beyond the 1880s, Barbara P. Josiah, John Jay College, City University of New York. (Click here for PDF)

“Barbadians Encounter the African Coast: Settlement, Identity, and Stratification”, Caree Banton, University of Arkansas. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #11: Crime and Law

“Insanity and Society in 1870s Barbados”, Leonard Smith, University of Birmingham, UK. (Click here for PDF)

“’Give Them Bread, Education and Faith’: Church Response Towards Difficult Teenagers in Guadeloupe (1935- 1980)”, Claire Palmiste, Université des Antilles. (Click here for PDF)

“Si tu n’es pas sage, tu iras à Saint Jean Bosco’: Enfermer pour corriger, la menace des parents en Guadeloupe, paroles des témoins (1944-1997)”, Frédéric Scheider, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Guadeloupe. (Click here for PDF)

“Crime and Punishment: Continuity of the Colonial Penal System in The Bahamas”, Anne Ulentin, University of The Bahamas. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #12: Culture and Identity at the Margins

“Queering the ‘Love Birds’: Air Jamaica’s First Male Flight Attendants, 1988-2001”, Phil Tiemeyer, Kansas State University. (Click here for PDF)

“’I’m a Creole-Kongo’: Kongolese Vodou and Creolization in Haiti”, Christina Mobley, University of Virginia. (Click here for PDF)

“The Efficacy of Elsewhere: Hindu Identification, Obeah, and Politics of Categorization in the Colonial Caribbean”, Alexander Rocklin, Willamette University, Oregon. (Click here for PDF)

“Citizenship and Political Culture in the Swedish Colony of St. Barthélemy”, Ale Pälsson, Stockholm University. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #13: Heritage and Historical Memory

“Le Fort Louis (Marigot, Saint-Martin). Redécouvrir un monument historique symbolique de l’île”, Stéphanie Dargaud (Archives Territoriales de Saint-Martin) et Emmanuel Barthelemy-Moizan (Inrap). (Click here for PDF)

“Sweden and the Haitian Revolution”, Fredrik Thomasson, Uppsala University, Sweden. (Click here for PDF)

“Suriname and Brazil in the First Half of the Twentieth Century”, Jerome Egger, Anton de Kom University of Suriname. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #14: Slavery, Freedom and Abolition

“Accompong Maroon Persistence In Post-Emancipation Jamaica: How the Accompong Increased their Landholdings on the Eve of the Twentieth Century”, Michelle Thompson, City College of New York, New York. (Click here for PDF)

“The First Maroon War and the Militarization of Jamaica, 1699-1739”, Edward B. Rugemer, Yale University, Connecticut. (Click here for PDF)

“Free at last? Intermediate Labor Systems in Saint-Domingue (Haiti) after the Abolition of Slavery”, Philippe Girard, McNeese State University, Louisiana. (Click here for PDF)

“Making Freedom Work: Washington Harper, the Tuskegee Institute, and Atlantic Coloniality”, Franco Barchiesi, Ohio State University. (Click here for PDF)

“From Colonial Trinidad to Insurgent Cuba: A Caribbean World in Transnational and Global Perspectives”, Armando García de la Torre, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. (Click here for PDF)

Panel #15: The Post-1945 Caribbean

“Puerto Rico’s Paradiplomacy in the 80s and the 90s: Close Encounters with the Caribbean and Beyond”, Raymond Laureano-Ortiz, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. (Click here for PDF)

“The Press and the Public: Attitudes Towards The West Indies Federation, 1958-1961”, Renée A. Nelson, The University of the West Indies, Mona. (Click here for PDF)

“Killing Communists in Havana: The Start of the Cold War in Latin America”, Steve Cushion, London Metropolitan University. (Click here for PDF)