After Revolution: Versions and Re-visions of Haiti

© Leah Gordon “Chal Oska” (1998) from the series “Kanaval”
“Chal Oska” (1998) from the series “Kanaval” © Leah Gordon

Registration has just opened for the forthcoming conference ‘After Revolution: Versions and Re-visions of Haiti’ co-hosted by the Institute for Black Atlantic Research and the University of Liverpool. The conference takes the centenary of the US occupation as an occasion to explore Haiti’s history, politics and culture since its 1804 Declaration of Independence. I’ll be presenting a paper, on representations of Haiti in travel guidebooks produced during and since the US occupation. There’s a great line-up of speakers, including the curator and long-time photographer of Haiti Leah Gordon, with keynote addresses by anthropologist/performance artist Gina Athena Ulysse and Matthew Smith of the University of the West Indies (Mona).

The conference is in Preston, England on July 9-10. There’s more information here, and the full programme of speakers here (PDF).

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