Events 2017 -18
Tuesday 31st October
Matthew J. Smith, Professor of Caribbean History and Chair,
Department of History and Archaeology, University of the West Indies, Mona
The Past is Not Our Future: Walter Rodney and Youth Culture in 1960s Jamaica.
Tuesday 14th November
Dr Finola O'Kane, University College Dublin
Designed in Parallel or in Translation? The Marquis of Sligo's Jamaican and
Mayo Estate Landscapes.
Tuesday 28th November
Dr Matthew Bishop, University of Sheffield
Drawing power from the Grass Roots: the Decriminalisation of Cannabis in Jamaica
Raymond Antrobus: To Sweeten Bitter
Raymond Antrobus is a British Jamaican poet, performer, editor and educator, born and bred in East London, Hackney. He is one of the first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word education from Goldsmiths University.
Raymond read a selection of his two poems books from Shapes and Disfigurements of Raymons Antrobus (2017) and from To Sweeten Bitter (2017)
Michael Joseph ( PhD, University of Oxford)
"Veteran Politics and Veterans’ Politics: Ex-Servicemen and the State in the British and French Caribbean, 1919-1939"
Dr Philip Nanton has published numerous academic essays and as a creative writer and spoken word performer, has published widely in regional and metropolitan magazines. He has performed his work in literary festivals internationally. His latest book ‘Frontiers of the Caribbean’ (2017) looks at ‘the frontier’ as a conceptual tool with which to explore globalization with particular relevance for the Caribbean region.
Tuesday 22nd May
Lecture: The Caribbean Frontier in the Twenty-first Century
Wednesday 23rd May
Workshop: Researching the Anglophone Caribbean: Some Conceptual and Methodological Issues
Dr Mala Jokhan, a social researcher at the University of West Indies, is interested in the livelihood strategies people develop and employ in order to cope with and adapt to difficult circumstances
Wednesday 20th June
Research Seminar: Understanding Serial Migration as a Childhood Experience
Thursday 21st June
Workshop: Centring the Caribbean in Caribbean Migration and Development