In The Fires of Hope: 50 Years of Independence in Trinidad And Tobago

Event Date(s): 13/09/2012 - 15/09/2012

Location: LRC

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence in Trinidad and Tobago, the UWI’s Department of History hosts a three-day international conference entitled ‘In the Fires of Hope: 50 Years of Independence in Trinidad and Tobago.’ This conference is carded for September 13th-15th, 2012, at the LRC.  

Designed to investigate all facets of the theme of Independence with emphasis on Trinidad and Tobago, this conference will generate new discussion on the changing realities of independent societies by gathering thinkers and academics involved in examining the economic, political, historical, literary and social aspects of independence from the nascent stages to present day.  

All are invited to the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 12th September at the LRC from 6pm. Feature speaker on that night will be Professor Colin Palmer.   Professor Colin. A Palmer is the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University and has authored such historical texts as 'Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean', 'Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana's Struggle for Independence, 'Slaves of the White God: Blacks in Mexico' and 'Passageways: An Interpretive History of Black America.'

To find out more, please contact visit the Conference website at www.sta.uwi.edu/conferences/12/history/

Admission:TT $200/ day

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |