16th International Creole Studies Colloquium Seychelles

Theme: "Creole Worlds, Creole Languages and Development:
Educational, Cultural and Economic Challenges"

28th October – 2nd November 2018

University of Seychelles



About the 16th International Creole Studies Colloquium

The University of Seychelles is proud to be hosting the 16th international creole studies colloquium to be held in October 2018. This colloquium is being organized jointly by the International committee for Creole Studies (CIEC) and the University of Seychelles. The aim of the colloquium is 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 this year’s Creole Festival.

Jointly Organised by

The International committee for Creole Studies (CIEC) and the University of Seychelles (UniSey)

For more information, contact us:

University of Seychelles, Anse Royale Campus, P.O. Box 1348

+248 4381222/ 2722694

Penda.Choppy@unisey.ac.sc; ciec.sez2018@gmail.com; aneesa.vel@unisey.ac.sc

The International committee for Creole Studies (CIEC)

University of Seychelles (UniSey)


Marie-Thérèse Choppy



Guillaume Samson



Georges Daniel Véronique



Lambert Félix Prudent






Date Activity Venue Time
28th October 2018 Opening Ceremony Colloquium UniSey Anse Royale Auditorium 5pm-7:30pm
29th October 2018 Colloquium presentations/workshops UniSey Anse Royale 9am-5pm
30th October 2018 Colloquium presentations/workshops

Conference Dinner, offered by UniSey
UniSey Anse Royale


31st October 2018 Colloquium presentations/workshops UniSey Anse Royale 9am-5pm
1st November 2018 Cultural tour and picnic Sans Soucis - Port-Launay 9am-5pm
2nd November 2018 Colloquium presentations

APRODEC meeting

Closing ceremony
UniSey Anse Royale

Auditorium (UniSey AR)

Auditorium (UniSey AR)




Abstract Book Complete Colloquium Programme Programme for the 33rd Creole Festival 2018
Axes of Research Cultural Tour Transport Schedule for International Participants


University of Seychelles, Anse Royale Campus, Mahé, Seychelles


+248 4381222

+248 2722694

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Attention all colloquium participants
(please read the following carefully).

The University of Seychelles, the CIEC Committee and APRODEC are pleased to provide you with the following information regarding the organization of this year’s colloquium, to facilitate your participation.

Registration Fee: There will be a nominal registration fee of 50 Euros for all delegates. This should be paid in cash upon registration on 28th and 29th October, to the UniSey registration team. The fee will contribute towards conference bags, the running of the colloquium secretariat, overtime for cleaners and other support staff assisting with the colloquium and other miscellaneous costs.

Membership of APRODEC: Delegates are invited to join APRODEC. The membership fee for 2018 and 2019 is 20 euros. The fee will be paid a t the venue. N.B. Membership is not compulsory to attend the Conference.

Travel arrangements: A package deal is being negotiated for a direct flight from Paris to Seychelles and back for international delegates transiting through or departing from Europe. The cost of this flight will be around 600 Euros per passenger. Delegates who wish to be included in this group flight should confirm this via the colloquium email (ciec.sez2018@gmail.com) on receipt of this message, and not later than 9th June, 2018. Further information will be provided later for the payment of the airplane ticket. Delegates from the Indian Ocean are making their own travel arrangements.

Accommodation: A package deal has been negotiated with Coral Strand Hotel at Beau Vallon for coll oquium delegates. A limited number of self - catering apartments in the region of Anse Royale have been reserved for those travelling with their families, or who wish to be closer to the colloquium venue. Please refer to the accommodation information sheet f or details of costs and facilities. Arrangements for booking the self - catering apartments and the hotel will be made by the Organizing Committee of the Conference and payment is to be made through APRODEC or UniSey, or in specific cases where appropriate, directly to the establishment. Please confirm via the colloquium email ( ciec.sez2018@gmail.com ) on receipt of this message, and not later than 9 th June, 2018. Further information will be provided later.

Colloquium Secretariat: A colloquium secretariat will be set up at the venue for any enquiries or assistance the delegates might need. This also includes help or facilities for local phone SIM cards or packages, IT issues, health issues, and printing and photocopying facilities. [Note that in Seychelles, electrical plugs are of type G (British norms)].

Catering: UniSey will provide lunch and refreshments for all delegates for the duration of the colloquium. All meals and coffee breaks will be served in the university cafeteria.

Welcome Committee: A welcome desk will be set up at the Seychelles International Airport for all colloquium delegates on the 27th and 28th of October.

Visas: All colloquium delegates will be issued with an entry permit for the duration of their stay, provided it does not exceed one month. There is no fee required for this. Any delegate travelling with additional family members or companions must submit their names and passport details as well as their own, for immigration purposes.

Local Transportation: Colloquium delegates will be provided with local transportation, which includes airport transfer, travelling to and from the colloquium venue and any cultural activities to which you may be invited, including Creole Festival activities. Download the Transport Schedule for International Participants.

Entertainment: A cocktail and cultural show have been planned for the opening ceremony. The UniSey organizing committee is also negotiating special evenings for colloquium delegates. A tour of Seychelles heritage sites is being organized for delegates on 1st November, which is a public holiday in Seychelles. Lunch will be provided.

Welcome to Seychelles

The UniSey team and the 33rd Seychelles Creole Festival Committee are looking forward to welcoming you to our little corner of Paradise, and we aim to make your stay a memorable one. If you have any enquiries, please do so via the colloquium email (ciec.sez2018@gmail.com).

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