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Past Events

2017 -18

2016 -17


Vincent Brown and Fabienne Viala Vincent Brown and Leon Sealey Huggins


Verene Shepherd, Fabienne Viala, Yesu Persaud



18 October - Perry Gauci (Oxford University) presented a paper on ‘An Empire of Liberty: the Spanish Town Affair 1754-8’. This seminar was jointly hosted with the 18th Century Centre.

25 October - Lawrence Scott was in conversation and reading from his new novel, Light Falling on Bamboo.

30 October - this year's Walter Rodney Memorial Lecture was given by Professor Paget Henry (Brown University) on 'C. L. R. James, Walter Rodney and the Public Self of Caribbean Insurrectionary Politics'.

22 November - Thomas Glave gave a talk, 'Scenes from a Jamaican Childhood'. This event was jointly hosted with Hispanic Studies.

4 December - Colin Babb talked about his latest book, They Gave the Crowd Plenty Fun: West Indian Cricket and its Relationship with the British-resident Caribbean Diaspora.

5 February - Mike Niblett (YPPCS Postdoctoral Fellow) presented a paper on ‘Oil on Sugar: Commodity Frontiers and Peripheral Aesthetics’.

5 March - Selwyn Cudjoe (Wellesley College) presented a paper on ‘Ignorant Negroes, Tyrannical Masters: William H. Burnley and the Caribbean
Slave Experience’.

30 April - Cassandra Pybus (Sydney/KCL) visited the Centre, where she met with staff and students.

22 April-4 May - Malik Ferdinand (Université Antilles-Guyane) was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre from 22 April to 4 May.

3 May - a one-day symposium, 'Islands Unchained: Commodity Frontiers, Food Regimes, and Archipelic Aesthetics', on Caribbean literature and the environment was organised by Mike Niblett and Chris Campbell.

7 May - Angel Quintero Rivera (University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras) presnted a paper on 'Afro Latin American Cultural Studies and Music, Bringing together Social Sciences and Humanities'. This event was jointly hosted with Hispanic Studies.

3-5 May - Society for Caribbean Studies annual conference.

Previous Years

Leah Gordon "Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti”

Colin Grant - I & I: The Natural Mystics: Marley, Tosh and Wailer

Beyond Calypso: New Perspectives on Sam Sevlon

The Caribbean: Aesthetics, Ecology and Politics