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The CLACS Caribbean Studies Seminar Series conceives of the Caribbean in its broadest possible sense; cross-cutting varying historical, political, sociocultural, linguistic, transnational and decolonial contexts. Through the active promotion of intellectual engagement, knowledge exchange and collaboration, we welcome the participation of postgraduate students, early career researchers, writers and scholars who wish to share their interdisciplinary, comparative and integrated research.

We invite speakers from the humanities and social sciences to email their proposed title, abstract (150 words), institutional affiliation and short bio to seminar convenor Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf.

All seminars are open to international audiences and are held online via Zoom. Recorded sessions are then uploaded onto the CLACS YouTube Playlist.

The Caribbean Studies Seminar Series is organised by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).

This series continues the activity of the former Caribbean Regional Studies Seminar, organized by the Centre for Integrated Caribbean Research (CICR), which was part of the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It also continues the activities of the former Caribbean Postgraduate Seminar Papers Series which platformed the work of leading Caribbeanist scholars between the 1980s and 90s at ICOMM and ILAS. You can access these papers here.

On behalf of the Centre for Integrated Caribbean Research, Dr Adom Philogene Heron (University of Bristol) put together a helpful guide to the Caribbean Studies Collections currently available at the Institute of Historical Research, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and Senate House libraries. These collections are some of the largest and most varied in the UK. They are transdisciplinary in scope, covering anthropology, archaeology, history, law, literature, social policy, sociology, political theory, and many additional thematic areas. You can browse the guide here.

For updates on upcoming activities in the series, you can subscribe to CLACS Newsletter.