Student Notices

Department of History presents History Fest 2017

Posted Monday, March 20, 2017


The Department of History presents History Fest 2017 under the theme 1917: Liberating Indians Indentured Labourers, War Veterans and the Baptists.

The event runs from March 10 to 21 and the schedule is as follows:

March 10 | History Fest Launch and CSEC Workshop on the topic, Experiences of Indian Indentured Labourers 

9 to 11.30am | Daaga Auditorium.

Chair – Dr. Sherry-Ann Singh. The workshop also includes:

  • Lecture presenter - Professor Brinsley Samaroo
  • Mounted Visual Display – Avril Belfon of the National Archives
  • Short Film (Legacy of the Ancestors)

March 14 | 9 to 11.30am CAPE Workshop on the topic, Causes & Consequences of World War I at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Auditorium.

Chair – Dr. Sherry-Ann Singh. The workshop also includes:

  • Lecture presenter - Dr. Karen Eccles
  • Mounted Visual Display
  • Avril Belfon of the National Archives
  • Short Film (The West Indies at War)

March 16 | 9am to noon | History Fest Forum on the topic, Shouter Prohibition Ordinance of 1917 at the JFK Quadrangle and Audio-Visual Room, Alma Jordan Library (AJL).

The forum will be chaired by Dr. Sherry-Ann Singh with the following presenters:

  • Professor Hazel Gibbs Depeza – Growth of the Baptist Faith in T&T
  • Dr. Claudius Fergus – The Shouters Prohibition Ordinance of 1917: Constitutional Issues in Enactment and Repeal
  • Film presentationThe Shouters and the Control Freak Empire by Oyetayo Ramond Ojoade

March 17 | 10am to noon | Postgraduate History Panel at the Audio-Visual Room, Alma Jordan Library (AJL).

Chair – Mr. Peter Timothy

Presenters include:

  • Arti Ramsaroop – Pan-Africanism: an attempt to break the silence of women in the movement during the first half of the twentieth century
  • Joseph O’neil – History of the Social, Cultural and Labour Experiences of Women in Tobago 1763 – 1963
  • Anne’El Bain – Supportive Networks amongst Selected Socialist Caribbean and Latin American Countries in the Cold War and Post-Cold War Era
  • Tricia Shah – Public Health in Trinidad and Tobago in the Post Emancipation Period

March 21 | 9am to noon | Closing Ceremony and Undergraduate Colleges Debate on the topic, Be it resolved that studying history is worth the while at the Audio-Visual Room, Alma Jordan Library (AJL).

The debate will be chaired by Dana Lee Jaghoo and the debate includes undergraduate participants from the following colleges:

  • The UWI St. Augustine
  • University of the Southern Caribbean (USC)

To view a printable version of this information, please click here.

For more information on History Fest or additional queries, please contact: Dr. Sherry Ann Singh, Head of the History Department at ext 83060/82022 or Shinelle Martin, 662-2002 ext 82021/2.