Irish Caribbean Connections: An Interdisciplinary Conference

University College Cork, 22-23 July 2016

Call For Papers

Irish Caribbean Connections is an interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore synergies between Ireland and the Caribbean islands. This event follows the vibrant Caribbean Irish Connections conference held at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, in 2012.



Proposals are welcomed for papers across the range of disciplines, including but not confined to the following areas:

  • the performing arts, drama, music, literature, and the visual arts
  • cultural studies, postcolonial and transnational studies
  • the Black and Green Atlantic
  • diaspora, exile, migration, slavery, colonialism
  • antislavery movements, revolution
  • the Irish in the Caribbean
  • travel writing
  • Ireland and the Francophone and Hispanophone Caribbean
  • history, geography, politics, archaeology, sociology, sociolinguistics, religion
  • digital humanities, international digitization projects

Organisers: Lee Jenkins (University College Cork), Melanie Otto (Trinity College Dublin)

Abstracts (250 words) for 20 minute papers should be emailed to Lee Jenkins at by 31st March 2016. Irish Caribbean Connections takes place just before the 2016 conference of IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literature), to be held at University College Cork on 25-29 July


Irish Caribbean Connections is supported by the University College Cork Strategic Research Fund