Latin America and the Caribbean: Writing, History & Creolization

An interdisciplinary conference organised by LACNET with support from the Joint Initiative for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (JISLAC, British Academy Learned Society) was held at St Andrews on 5th and 6th October 2007.

Presentation

Prof Sidney Mintz (Johns Hopkins) The Caribbean region and Latin America: creolization and modernization as defining regional concepts

Here, Sidney Mintz argues for the historical and cultural specificity of Caribbean creolization and lays out arguments recently expanded in his book Three Ancient Colonies: Caribbean Themes and Variations.

Extract

Prof Verena Stolcke (Universidad Autónoma, Barcelona) Mestizaje, cloning and the idea of ‘race’


Programme

PARTICIPANTS (Friday 5th October):

  • Roundtable discussion: Essentialism, history and creolization
  • Chair: Mark Harris
  • Speakers: Tristan Platt, Huon Wardle, Charlotte Lange, Eleni Kefala

Post-graduate presentations:

  • Chairs: Emily Greenwood, Will Fowler
  • Speakers: Soledad Montañez, Rodrigo Villagra, Giovanna Bacchiddu, Stacy Hope, Shelene Gomez, Conrad Feather, Jenny Cárdenas

PARTICIPANTS (Saturday 6th October):

  • Roundtable discussion: Essentialism, history and creolization
  • Chair: Chris Given-Wilson
  • Speakers: Mario Aguilar, Will Fowler, Emilia Ferraro, Emily Greenwood

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