February 18th — 20th, 2016
The University of the West Indies (UWI)—St Augustine Campus
Trinidad and Tobago
Co-sponsored by Trinity College and The University of the West Indies - St. Augustine Campus
1. Channel 1 – Room 324
Viewing URL - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/uwi---st-augustine
2. Channel 2 - Auditorium
Viewing URL - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/uwi-sta
What happens when we reposition our understanding of “The Caribbean” and broaden our thinking beyond the traditional major players in the geo-political sphere? Turning Tides is an international conference that takes “intersections” seriously by placing all societies touched by the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean at the centre of Western Hemispheric discussions. It provides a forum for thinking beyond regions, across languages, and amongst the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences.
Turning Tides provokes wide–reaching and transdisciplinary conversations about the instabilities, changes, developments, perspectives and future trends which intersect the cultures and societies bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and beyond. These intersections engage with historical, geopolitical, technological, migratory and environmental movements across land, sea and culturescapes.
We seek to gather scholars, intellectuals, artists, and activists to join the University of the West Indies and Trinity College to examine Caribbean intersections within their hemispheric and transnational contexts. Trinity College will also inaugurate its Program House for its study away experience during the course of the conference.