[AIW] CFP: Sovereignty (International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival), Charles Town, Portland/Jamaica, June 20-23, 2019

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Call for Papers

12th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival


Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland/Jamaica

June 20-23, 2019



This event welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and
activists interested in exploring issues surrounding "Sovereignty" including
but not limited to:

*	Maroon and Indigenous Sovereignty (self-determination, sovereign
*	Sovereignty and the State (independence, national identity, "state
within a state" status)
*	Sovereignty and the Environment (natural resources, mining,
environmental justice, ecological issues)
*	Sovereignty and its Mechanisms (logistics, implementations,
challenges, complexities)
*	Sovereignty and the Self (creative, intellectual, philosophical, and
*	Sovereignty and its Limits (imperialism, authoritarianism,
colonialism, indigenous governance, violence, resistance)


Presentations from all fields and genres are welcome, including history,
geography, political science, anthropology, ethnomusicology, education,
literature, film, the arts, sustainability studies, indigenous studies,
economics, and ecocriticism. Participants will work closely with each other
and the Maroons of Charles Town to explore the relevance of indigenous
knowledge to contemporary life and the future of our worlds.   


The Charles Town International Maroon Conference & Festival takes place in
the town's Asafu Yard, sacred space of Maroon dancing and drumming,
surrounded by Jamaica's beautiful Blue and John Crow Mountains.  Offering a
unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events, the conference
brings Maroons and Indigenous Peoples together with scholars and locals to
examine the ways their legacies have endured, creolized, and resonated in
the Caribbean, Africa, Canada, Australia, South America, Europe, the United
Kingdom, and the United States.


Please send abstracts of 250-300 words or inquiries to fbotkin at towson.edu
<mailto:fbotkin at towson.edu>  or maroonconference at gmail.com
<mailto:maroonconference at gmail.com>  . Deadline: March 1, 2020


Contact Info: 

Frances Botkin, Professor of English, Towson University


Contact Email: fbotkin at towson.edu <mailto:fbotkin at towson.edu> 



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