2022 Digital Book Launch
As we come together this year, we are showcasing titles published after our last in-person conference. So in keeping with the times, the Haitian Studies Association introduces our Digital Book Launch to display these new books in a more user-friendly format for your convenience. The following list includes books published during the pandemic and early 2022, including the forthcoming books closing out this year. This list of 60+ books includes texts written both in English and French. The books below address various issues and articulate different perspectives on Haiti and Haitian national history. Click here to view the digital gallery for book covers and abstracts. Listed below are the individual titles that will direct you to the purchasing site. Select the author from the index listed below for a brief book description.
2022 Award Recipients
At H.S.A.’s 34th annual conference Dr. Régine Michelle Jean-Charles received our Award for Excellence; Dr. Charlene Désir received our Award for Service; and Edouard Duval-Carrié received our Florence Bellande Robertson Award. You can read information of all three award recipients here.
2022 Scholarship Recipients
At H.S.A.’s 34th annual conference Walner Osna and Michaëlle Vilmont received the Emerging Scholars Fund; Louis Gédéon, Léo D. Pizo Bien-Aimé, and Elkins Voltaire received the Michel Rolph Trouillot Scholarship. You can read information of all five award recipients here.
2022 Pre-Conference Events
In the days leading up to our 34th Annual Conference we will be hosting a series of events virtually and in person. Many of these events are open to the public.
2022 Conference Program – General
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 8:30am: Smithsonian Gallery Tour at NMAAHC (limited slots available to conference attendees) 11:30am & 12:30pm: Haitian Archives Tours (2) at Moorland-Spingarn Research Center/Library (limited slots available to conference attendees) Moorland-Spingarn staff will provide a tour of the historic research center. You will learn about the Haiti materials housed at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. There […]
2022 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jemima Pierre
This year, the Haitian Studies Association is honored to feature the distinguished scholar, Dr. Jemima Pierre, as the 2022 keynote speaker for our 34th annual conference. Her presentation, “Fugitives of Empire: Haiti and the Paradoxes of Marronage,” will revisit both the history and theoretical usages of “maroonage” as a way of understanding the contemporary predicaments and paradoxes of Haiti in the wider world. Focusing on questions of migration, it will provoke a conversation around questions of imperialism, sovereignty, fugitivity, and borders.
2022 Conference Program – Panels
HSA 34th Annual Conference Program Howard University and George Washington University SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 – Howard University 8:00am – 5:00pm: Check-in – Douglass Hall 8:30am – 9:45am: Saturday Session 1 DOUGLASS HALL ROOM 101–LE TERRITOIRE EN PROCÈS OU LES VOIES MULTIPLES DE L’ÉCHAPPÉE Language: Français Moderator: Pragxède Montima (Institut français en Haïti) • Partir ou […]
Important Information About the H.S.A. Conference
We hope this message finds you well. We would like to thank you for your interest in participating in this year’s conference in Washington D.C. at Howard University (October 7 – 9, 2022). We look forward to seeing you!
Here you can find important information about the upcoming conference.
Virtual Advocacy Training – Using your power to positively influence U.S. foreign policy (Oct. 6, 2022)
For starters—what is policy advocacy and how is it different from, and complementary to, political activism? How can you leverage your power to influence U.S. foreign policy toward Haiti? Moreover, working for justice on any issue, including through policy advocacy, is an exhausting process, as so many different issues are pressing for our time and attention. Learn how to craft an advocacy strategy that also acknowledges the need for self-care and maintaining energy for long-term, effective engagement. Attendees will come away with best practices for advocacy and a deeper understanding of various advocacy tools and how to use them.
H.S.A. Working Groups – Informal Virtual Event (Oct. 5, 2022)
Are you interested in learning more about the H.S.A.’s working groups and how you can get involved? Please join representatives of the Sexualities, Environmental Understanding and Archives and Public Memory Working Groups to learn about what each group has done so far, what we are planning for the future, and to participate in an informal discussion and Q&A.
HSA Member Mentorship Program
The emerging scholars committee is running a mentorship program aimed to match a mentor or mentee (one can be both mentored and mentor) during the conference or in the future.
Conference Accommodations Connection
The emerging scholars committee is facilitating the sharing of information as a resource since many junior scholars may be looking to share hotel rooms or rides to minimize the expense of conference travel.
Call for Emerging Scholar Award Applications (Sept. 15, 2022)
The Emerging Scholars Committee of the Haitian Studies Association invites applications for the following 2022 awards. Award recipients will be honored at the 34th Annual HSA Conference in Washington, DC from October 7-9, 2022.
The following applications are due by September 15, 2022 for emerging scholars at the undergraduate and graduate levels, based in Haiti and internationally (per award criteria).
General Conference Information
In order to assist participants and attendees, we have put together this document to help you prepare. As we get more information we will update this document.