Welcome to the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The Department of History is one of the oldest departments of the UWI, opening its doors with the arrival of Professor John Parry in 1949.

Call For Papers: Morant Bay Rebellion

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Morant Bay Rebellion the Social History Project of the Department of History and Archaeology, The UWI-Mona, will host in October 2015 a conference on the history and legacies of the rebellion. 

The Department invites proposals for individual papers and panels that examine the Morant Bay Rebellion from multiple perspectives.

Tribute to Professor Emeritus Keith Laurence

Keith was educated at QRC—where else?—won the Modern Studies Island Scholarship, and went to Cambridge, where he took his BA and PhD degrees. Soon after he was awarded his PhD, a pioneering study of post-emancipation immigration to Trinidad and Guyana, he came to teach at what was then the UCWI, at Mona, Jamaica. He joined the first group of West Indian historians teaching there, notably Elsa Goveia, Douglas Hall and Roy Augier.

African Soldiers During World War I

As part of the events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, the French Embassy, in collaboration with the Department of History and Archaeology and the Department of Government, present the documentary: Les Combattants Africains de la Grande Guerre (African Veterans of the Great War). The screening will take place this Thursday, April 10.

2013/2014 Visiting Professorship- Emeritus Professor Barry Higman

Australian National University and University of the West Indies Emeritus Professor Barry Higman is Visiting Professor in the Department of History and Archaeology for semester II 2013/14.

Visiting Research Fellow- Dr. Birte Timm

The Department of History and Archaeology welcomes Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Birte Timm. Dr. Birte Timm is a Marie Curie Fellow in the Gerda-Henkel-Foundations’ M4HUMAN Program. The period of the Fellowship is for April 2013- April 2015.

Staff/Graduate Seminar

Staff/Graduate Seminar

Join us to discuss the latest Research & Intriguing topics Fridays @ 3:00pm, Graduate Conference Room.

Seminars will resume September 2014.

Graduate Timetable 2014/2015-Semester I


Minors with History!!

Minors History Majors May Pursue:
History Major with a Law Minor
History Major with a Minor in Journalism
History Major with a Minor in International Relations

New Book

New Books

A new book by Dr. Dave Gosse