MINUTES OF THE EARLY CARIBBEAN SOCIETY BUSINESS MEETING

3 March 2017  |  Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

PRESENT:


Richard Frohock, Oklahoma State University;

Kelly Wisecup, Northwestern University;

Cassander Smith, University of Alabama;

Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland;

Brycchan Carey, Northumbria University
 


The meeting began at 5 PM.


NEWS AND UPDATES:


Welcomed new secretary treasurer Cassie Smith; discussed VP and secretary treasurer duties

Journal Caribbeana is live; members discussed how we might promote it

Update on literary history from Brycchan: late 2017 publication date
Discussed possibility of a panel linked to the history at ASECS 2018

 


SYMPOSIA:


Further plans for the Early Caribbean Society were discussed, including the location for the next symposium.

Several options were proposed.
2019 ISECS in Edinburgh (15-19 July)

Return to Caribbean for standalone conference: possible options:

  1. Trinidad-Tobago (UWI collaboration)

  2. Vera Cruz, MEsico (OSU connection)

  3. Boston/ JCBL (journal connection)

  4. Cuba (Alabama connection)


Possibility of ECS organizing the off-year SEA conference in 2020
Proposal is due next year

Discussed how to build membership outside the US
Organize ECS panels at BSECS (Brycchan will set up ECS affiliation with BSECS)



Meeting was adjourned at 6:45 PM.

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EARLY CARIBBEAN SOCIETY