On the 3rd – 5th July 2019 IBAR will be hosting the 43rd Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies (SCS).
The Keynote will be delivered on 3 July by the distinguished novelist, playwright, essayist and academic, Caryl Phillips. Caryl was born in St. Kitts and brought up in Leeds. Much of his writing is focused on the histories and cultures of the Black Atlantic. He is currently a Professor of English at Yale University.
The Keynote address will be followed by a Rum Punch Reception, which includes a short presentation by the Preston Black History Group. The Keynote and Reception have been sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. The Keynote and Reception are open to the public. This event is free of charge but booling is essential. To book, please click the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/caryl-phillips-keynote-and-rum-punch-reception-tickets-63675349685
On 4 July, Hazel Franco, winner of the Bridget Jones Award 2019, will give a presentation entitled “The Belé: a performative construction of a post-colonial identity.”
Please see the SCS conference website for more information about travel and accommodation: http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk/