African-Caribbean Women in Post-diaspora Contexts
The African-Caribbean Women’s Mobility and Self-fashioning in Post-diaspora Contexts Network (Post-diaspora Network) consists of twelve scholars from the UK, North America and the Caribbean, who are investigating how globalisation might work for African-Caribbean women migrants. The African-Caribbean Women’s Mobility and Self-fashioning in Post-diaspora Contexts Network (Post-diaspora Network) consists of twelve scholars from the UK, North America and the Caribbean, who will come together to investigate how globalisation might work for African-Caribbean women migrants, even while acknowledging and addressing its exclusions and the production of inequalities.
The network is funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) research grant. The AHRC supports research and dialogue on new dimensions of migration during the UN International Decade for People of African Descent.
The research programme consists of meetings, seminars and a final conference, to be held at London South Bank University (2017, 2018), the University of the West Indies, Mona (September 2017) and The University of Toronto (2018). There will be a call for papers for the seminars and final conference.
The seminars and meetings are structured as discussion platforms that test the effectiveness of post-diaspora as a new concept and analytic tool. It asks how this concept can be used to reimagine new means by which African-Caribbean women achieve agency through mobility in twenty-first century contexts of globalisation, transnationalism and deterritorialisation. Our Post-diaspora Network examines specific ways in which gender enables or necessitates mobility, and the unexpected intimacies that emerge from these mobilities. It investigates ways of articulating the political, imaginative, affective and economic affiliations that challenge the proscriptions of the nation-state, and that productively transgress the social and cultural boundaries used to define gender norms and identities.
Caribbean Women (post) diaspora
12th -13th July 2018, London South Bank University
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Gina Athena Ulysse (Weslyan University, CT, USA)
Jan Etienne (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Desrie Thomson – George (publisher and visual artist)
Alecia McKenzie (novelist and author of the short story collection, Stories from Yard (2005), Doctor’s Orders (2005) and Sweetheart (2011).
Diana Evans, author of the award-winning novel 26a (2005) and The Wonder (2009) will be launching her new novel, Ordinary People (Chatto and Windus, 2018).
Programme (available from 01/06/2018)
Links to accommodation
There are several nearby hotels, though this is the high season so early booking is recommended:
- Friendship House – http://lhalondon.com/friendship-house/ – Borough Road, London SE1 OAA
- Days Hotel London Waterloo – 54 Kennington Rd, SE1 7BJ
- H10 Waterloo –284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 8RQ
- Hampton by Hilton Waterloo – 157 Waterloo Rd, SE1 8XA
- Hilton London Bankside –2-8 Great Suffolk St, SE1 0UG
- Holiday Inn Express London, Southwark – 103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 0JQ
- Hotel ibis London Blackfriars – 49 Blackfriars Rd, SE1 8NZ
- Hotel Novotel London Blackfriars – 46 Blackfriars Rd, SE1 8NZ
- Park Plaza Waterloo – 6 Hercules Rd, SE1 7DU
- Premier Inn London Waterloo – 85 York Rd, SE1 7NJ
- Travelodge Southwark – 202-206 Union St, SE1 0LX
- Travelodge Waterloo – 195-203 Waterloo Rd, SE1 8UX
The main conference venue is the Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street, SE1 6LN
Directions to the University
Click here for maps and travel advice (http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/contact-us/maps-and-travel), or download a pdf campus map here (http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/67700/lsbu-campus-map.pdf).
September 15-16th, Seminar and public event at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Jamaica