"A Tribute to Madiba Nelson Mandela, His Work and Legacy"
The Department of History and Archaeology and the Department of Government, the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus will host a joint panel discussion on the life, work and legacy of Nelson Mandela, Leader of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Liberator, and former President of the Republic of South Africa. The event titled “A Tribute to Madiba Nelson Mandela, His work and Legacy,” will be held on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 commencing at 5:00 pm, and will take place in the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, beginning at 5pm.
2014 Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture
The 30th annual Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture is to be delivered by Dr. Diana Paton, Reader in Caribbean History at the Newcastle University. The lecture entitled 'Small Charges: Law and the Regulation of Conduct in the Post-Slavery Caribbean' will focus on the passing of vagrancy laws as a means to regulate conduct, particularly gendered conduct, and the shaping of a particular form of person in the aftermath of emancipation. The lecture will be delivered on Tuesday, 1 April 2014 at 5:30pm in the Sir Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts.
Visiting Research Fellow- Dr. Birte Timm
Renee Wright -First Jamaican Recipient of a Full Scholarship from the People’s Friendship University of Russia
As the Department of History and Archaeology continues to highlight the success of our current students and alumni, we extend our warmest commendations to Miss Renee Wright on being awarded a full scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree in International Relations at the People’s Friendship University of Russia.
"The University of the West Indies and Me" -Testimonial of a History Graduate
"The History Department provided the kind of knowledge, understanding, and shaping, that every Caribbean person needed to have a deep knowledge of himself or herself... Caribbean history gave me a sense of self, a wider connection to the Caribbean, and a clear life purpose. I always have to resort to it, no matter what I am doing."