16th International Creole Studies Colloquium
Seychelles, 28th Oct – 2nd Nov 2018
Comité International Etudes Créoles (CIEC) and University of Seychelles (UniSey)
The University of Seychelles hosted the 16th international creole studies colloquium in October 2018. The colloquium was jointly organised by the Comité International des Etudes Créoles and the University of Seychelles. The aim of the colloquium was to stimulate research in creole studies, inclusive of creole languages, cultures and societies, and the diffusion of these researches through the colloquium and through a monthly academic publication, Etudes Créoles.
The first CIEC colloquium was held in Nice, France, 50 years ago. Since then, it has travelled the creole world, establishing the creole academia in the four corners of the world: Seychelles (1979), St Lucia (1981), Louisiana (1983), La Réunion (1986), Guyana (1989), Mauritius (1992), Guadeloupe (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1999), la Réunion (2002), Cap-Verde (2005), Haïti (2008), Mauritius (2012), Aix-en-Provence (2014) Guadeloupe (2016), Seychelles (2018).
The 2018 colloquium will be a national event, and will be a main event in next year’s Creole Festival.