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Belize Studies Conference - University of Oxford, UK Belize Association

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All are welcome to the 20th Annual Meeting of the UK Belize Assocation to be held at the Latin American Centre, University of Oxford on Saturday 7th October, 2017 between 9.30am - 5.00pm.

A day of new research presentations and discussion on environmental and societal issues concerning Belize.

The United Kingdom Belize Association (UKBA) provides a focus for people who are working or interested in Belize, and aims to stimulate and to encourage activities that benefit Belize and help to raise its profile within the UK and internationally. The Association is international in its reach and membership, and offers an opportunity in the UK for sharing current research and discussion on environmental and societal issues in Belize. In conjunction with the Belize High Commission in London, this is principally channelled through annual meetings, where the results of research activities and projects covering a wide range of topics and interests are presented. We are delighted to host this year's meeting at the University of Oxford.To attend this year's conference, please book a place online via this booking site before 5th October, 2017.

If you would like to present a 15-minute paper on your research, in addition to attending the Annual Meeting in October, please also contact the organiser directly with your name and affiliation; a brief summary of your interest in Belize; the title and a 200-word abstract for your proposed presentation by 30th September, 2017.

The multidisciplinary conference will discuss a range of new research, including:

A case of Belizean exceptionalism? Exploring multi-ethnicity and political parties in Belize - Dylan Vernon, Embassy of Belize-Belgium

Belize in the British newspaper archives: 1787-1900 - Victor Bulmer-Thomas, University of London

Access to Belizean history - Cathy Smith, University of Edinburgh

Belize, trade and UK relations - Perla Perdomo, High Commission for Belize, London

Developing community business in Belize to improve local livelihoods in Toledo - Neil Stuart, University of Edinburgh

Maya archaeology and global soil security: recent research at Marco Gonzalez, Ambergris Caye, Belize - Elizabeth Graham, University College London

Negotiating science & resource management in rural communities - Sophie Haines, University of Oxford

Screening and director’s discussion of the award-winning film Yochi (2016) - Ilana Lapid and Kristi Drexler, New Mexico State University & Lee Mcloughlin, Wildlife Conservation Society-Belize

Tea, coffee, lunch and a drinks’ reception will be provided on the day for all attendees. An informal meal will be organised for those wishing to stay in Oxford on the Saturday evening. Accommodation in Oxford may be found at University Rooms and at Rewley House, as well as via the usual online hotel booking sites.

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