Wednesday 13th October 2004. 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey, UK.
The Your Caribbean Heritage project team are researching and cataloguing Colonial Office records relating to the British Caribbean. The project is new and so far has focused on cataloguing records relating to Bermuda, Grenada, St. Lucia, and Jamaica. We have found a wealth of interesting and diverse documents, and wish to share our findings and explore some of the themes found within them through a workshop. With a maximum of 30 places, the workshop will be a discussion-lead work in progress of interest to anyone who wants to find out more about Caribbean history. No previous knowledge of the subject is required.
The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of The National Archive’s holdings which relate to the British Caribbean. We will then take a closer look at some of the records from Bermuda, Jamaica, Grenada and St. Lucia. The discussion will focus on mental health issues raised in the records. During the last hour of the workshop we will simultaneously run three smaller sessions [of 10 people per session] which will be looking at: issues of ‘race’ in Bermuda, Indian migration and ‘indentured labour’ in Grenada and St. Lucia, and Maroon communities in Jamaica.
If you would like to attend this workshop, please telephone 0208 392 5330 ext. 5202 or complete the booking form online by going to www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/events
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