The Department of History and Philosophy at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill, and The Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS) have launched their 10-part lecture series “Slavery in Barbados”.
The second lecture will be delivered by UWI doctoral candidate and acting director of the Commission for Pan-African Affairs Deryck Murray, on the “Origins of the Enslaved” on February 17, 2009 at 8 p.m. at ‘Solidarity House’, the Barbados Workers Union headquarters in Harmony Hall, St Michael. The next lecture will be delivered on February 24 on the topic “ ‘For The Better Ordering and Governing Of Negroes’: The Barbados Slave Laws” by history professor emeritus Prof. Woodville Marshall.
The series started with a lecture by Principal of the Cave Hill Campus and UWI Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, addressing the topic :‘Why Slavery in Barbados?’ and continues until April 14. All lectures will be held at Solidarity House at 8pm. Speakers are past and present UWI academics, as well as representatives from the Barbados Museum. Anyone unable to make it to Solidarity House can listen live to the lectures online through the websites http://www.nbcsvg.com and http://nbcsvg.com/players/nbcradio.asx
These public lectures are a continuation of an annual programme of public education that the BMHS and the University have co-sponsored since 2003. On March 3, Dr. Nancy Jacobs and Ms. Alissandra Cummins will speak on the topic “How the Enslaved Were Perceived: Images of Slavery”. The following week, Dr. Karl Watson will address “The Enslaved in the Rural Areas”. The next week, Dr. Pedro Welch will speak on “The Enslaved in Town”. Following him, Dr. Tara Inniss will address the topic “How The Enslaved Lived: Gender and Family Issues” on March 24. On March 31, Dr. Marcia Burrowes will address “How The Enslaved Lived: Independent Social and Cultural Activity”. The next week, Dr. Thomas Loftfield will speak on “Slavery From The Ground Up: The Archaeological Evidence”. The following week, Professor Alvin Thompson will deliver the final lecture on April 14 on the topic “ ‘Testing The Chains’: Resistance to Slavery”.
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
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