Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies
The Centre for Caribbean Studies was established in October 1984 with assistance from the Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation. It was the first such Centre in the UK to recognise the significance of the Caribbean region and its historically interdependent linkages with the UK and the world. Its principal aim is to stimulate teaching and research on the Caribbean. It also encourages the study of the Caribbean in an Atlantic context, emphasising African, North and South American, Asian and European influences from a comparative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective. Additionally, it serves as a national forum for individuals and organisations with an interest in and concern for the diaspora as well as those countries bordering the Caribbean.
In 2010 on its 25th anniversary, the Centre was re-named the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies in honour of the Guyanese philanthropist and businessman and in recognition of his long association with and support for the Centre; which has grown to become one of Europe’s leading institutions for Caribbean scholarship.
The current director of the Centre is Dr David Lambert (History/Comparative American Studies).
NOW AVAILABLE: 3-year funded PhD studentship in Caribbean Studies
Applications are invited for a three-year funded PhD studentship at the University of Warwick starting in autumn 2013. The successful candidate will be based at the university’s Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies and the research can be into any aspect of the history, literature or cultures of the Caribbean. The deadline for applications is Friday 14 June 2013. Click here for further details.
Patrick French 'in conversation'
Current Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, Patrick French, will be interviewed by Mike Niblett and Chris Campbell on 23 May, focusing on his biography of V. S. Naipaul, The World Is What It Is (2008), and writing on Caribbean Voices and Caribbean literature. The interview will be made available via the Centre's web-site.
Society for Caribbean Studies annual conference, 2013
This year's annual conference for the Society for Caribbean Studies will be hosted by Warwick University, 3-5 July 2013. For the provisional programme and registration go to http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk/.