Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis, explores Caribbean Culture.


We are committed to developing an understanding of how festive, ritual, celebratory, etc. culture impact aspects of Caribbean life, and vice versa?

Open-access, Peer-reviewed

ISSN 2752-633X (Print) ISSN 2752-6348 (Online)


We view education, be it formal, informal, or non-formal as a meaningful vehicle for the transmission of culture. For this reason, it is crucial to investigate and gain a deeper knowledge of Caribbean cultural practices, traditions, and heritage and how these have changed or sustained themselves, ultimately how these threads influence festivals, rituals, celebrations, etc.  We aim to publish interdisciplinary work that draws on music, rituals, and events (such as but not limited to harvest, night-life, public holiday celebrations, religious and non-religious ceremonies, fetes, carnivals, christenings, funerals, etc.), learning and teaching, craft, archives, and museums.


In this ongoing project, we are also open to media formats such as film, audio recordings, as well as written articles.

We believe that this promises to provide an invaluable and vital contribution not only to the scholarly inquiry but also to envisioning and inspiring different ways of thinking, making, re-making, and becoming. Because of the wide range of explorative topics the series will be of interest to scholars, students, enthusiasts, practitioners, etc. seeking to learn more or enhance their knowledge of Caribbean culture more generally, or focused on precise aspects and elements. We appreciate that there is a symbiotic relationship between culture and education, and our exploration of this relationship benefits both of these concepts. 


We welcome personal narratives and autoethnographic work, original research papers and reviews,  theoretically informed and empirically grounded.

With regards to learning and teaching, we recognise that students and teachers bring a variety of valuable cultural experiences and knowledge into the classroom and this can enhance pedagogy and learning. While we must acknowledge that formal education does not take place in a vacuum, we must also recognise that the majority of learning takes place outside of the classroom. 

We focus on the following topics, including but not limited to:

  • Caribbean craft and community crafting

  • Caribbean diaspora (life, carnival, celebrations, religion, networks, etc.)

  • Caribbean lifestyle and celebrations

  • Caribbean literature

  • Caribbean music, networks, and communities

  • Caribbean State and/or Cultural Politics 

  • Caribbean religion and the community (church, choirs, gatherings, etc.)

  • Caribbean culture archives and museums

  • Caribbean education (learning and teaching methods and methodologies)

  • How Caribbean culture has impacted education systems, curriculum, and education policy

  • How Caribbean culture has permeated various elements of society (i.e. media, music, events, and activities), and how these channels form educational tools for Caribbean society

Practitioners are welcome to submit articles in their particular area of interest within Caribbean culture.

All serious and strong submissions considered for inclusion will go through a peer-reviewed process.

Submission: Open, Ongoing

All media should provide an abstract of 500 words 

Written Submission:

Completed Papers - 5,000 words including reports


Alternative Submission:

Audio recordings - 10 minutes (interviews, discussion, or commentary)

Film - 10 - 25 minutes 

Abstracts/full papers previously published or under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this Journal will not be accepted. 

Contact Dr. Melanie-Marie Haywood Co-Editor.

Image by Mitchell Luo