The format “congress” aims at international specialists in Caribbean studies from a variety of disciplines.  The format “symposium” is especially attractive for younger researchers where they can present and discuss their “research in progress” in an interdisciplinary context.

Past Conferences

2018 – XVI. Congress: “Rethinking Europe from the Caribbean: Entanglements and Legacies”, 12/04-15/04/2018 Freiburg. [Website]

2017 – XV. Symposium: „Governance and Rights: Law, Religion and Sexuality in Caribbean Literature and Culture“, 23/11 – 25/11/2017 Salzburg. [Report, Agenda]

2015 – XIVth Congress: “Reshaping Glocal Dynamics of the Caribbean. Relaciones y desconexiones – Relations and Disconnections – Relations et Déconnexions“, 14/10 – 17/10/2015 Hannover. [Report, Agenda]

2015 – XIIIth Symposium: “Cultures of Resistance? Theories and Practices of Transgression in the Caribbean and its Diasporas”, 22/01 – 24/01/2015, Bielefeld. [Report, Agenda]

2013 – XIIth Symposium: “Crossing Thresholds. Decoloniality and Gender in Caribbean Knowledge”, 23/01 – 25/01/2013, Hannover. [Report, Agenda]

2011 – XIth Symposium: “Performing Emotions in the Caribbean. Kulturproduktionen der Karibik im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert“, 24/06 – 25/06/2011, Berlin. [Agenda]

2007 – Xth Congress (in in cooperation with The Jamaica National Bicentenary Committee): “Discourses of Resistance“. 05/12 – 09/12/2007, Half Moon, Montego Bay, Accompong.

2005 – IXth Congress: “GLOBAL FIRE. Music, Literature, Arts and Philosophy out of the Caribbean“. 01/12 – 05/12/2005, Vienna.

2004 – Congress (in cooperation with Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Berlin): “Haïti 1804-2004“. 04/07 – 06/07/2004, Berlin.

2003 – VIIIth Congress: “Injustice & Insubordination. The Caribbean Writer as the ‘Warrior of the Imaginary’“. 24/09 – 26/09/2003, Antwerp.

2001 – VIIth Congress: “Caribbean Critical Cultures – Cultural Critics“. 04/07 – 07/07/2001, Vienna.

1999 – VIth Congress: “Alte Welt, Neue Welt – Kulturkontakt und Kreolisierung“. 04/05 – 07/05/1999, Berlin.

1996 – Vth Congress (in cooperation with Gustav-Stresemann-Institut Bonn): “Change in Caribbean Societies. Moments and Momentum“. 20/03 – 24/03/1996, Bonn.

1993 – IVth Congress: “History and Histories of the Caribbean“. 08/12 – 11/12/1993, Berlin. [Agenda]

1992 – IIIrd Congress: “Born out of Resistance (Maroon Cultures)“. 25/03 – 28/03/1992, Utrecht.

1990 – IInd Congress: “Ay Bobo. Afrokaribische Kulturen. Von kultureller Kreativität, Identität und Widerstand“. 20/06 – 23/06/1990, Vienna.

1988 – Ist Congress: “Alternative Kulturen in der Karibik“. 16/06 – 18/06/1988, Berlin.