MINUTES OF THE EARLY CARIBBEAN SOCIETY BUSINESS MEETING
15 November 2012 | El Convento Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nicole N. Aljoe, English, Northeastern University;
Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland, College Park;
Kathleen Donegan, University of California, Berkeley;
Richard Frohock, Oklahoma State University;
Sean X. Goudie, Pennsylvania State University;
Jo Anne Harris, Georgia Gwinnet College;
Toni Wall Jaudon, Hendrix College;
Thomas W. Krise, English, University of the Pacific;
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University;
Catherine Parisian, University of North Carolina, Pembroke;
Karen N. Salt, University of Aberdeen;
Cassander L. Smith, University of Alabama;
Sue Thomas, La Trobe University;
Candace Ward, Florida State University;
Kelly Wisecup, University of North Texas
The meeting began at 1pm.
Members discussed the creation of an online peer-reviewed journal, to be housed at Northwestern University and edited by Nicole Aljoe and others. Aljoe had already consulted on technical support for the journal, and plans are preceding apace.
A second topic of discussion was the plan for an edited collection of essays on early Caribbeana. The editors for the journal are soliciting abstracts for essays and are considering presses.
Members discussed the possibility of proposing panels for conferences sponsored by the Caribbean Studies Association or the Association of Caribbean Historians. This would allow us to connect with other scholars in our area of interest beyond our historical and disciplinary parameters.
Further plans for the Early Caribbean Society were discussed, including the location for the next symposium. Tom Krise proposed a third symposium in London, attached to the SEA conference to be held there in July 2014.
The meeting was adjourned at 2pm.