May 2018

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Culturometrics in Martinique

UWI Prof. Beatrice Boufoy-Bastick was invitedd, under the European UA-UWI ERASMUS+ agreement, to give a series of Doctoral Seminars in French to 93 Doctoral students at the Université des Antilles, Martinique (UA) – at the CRILLASH research centre, Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, UA, Martinique in March.

Prof. Boufoy-Bastick was invited as the initiator of Culturometrics. Culturometrics is a powerful new research paradigm for affirming and measuring cultural identities of social-science constructs. Her Doctoral Seminars and advanced Doctoral Workshops demonstrated the use of Culturometric methods for researching social-science constructs in the History, Education and Identity of the English-speaking Caribbean, from pre-slavery to state separatism. The Doctoral students quickly realised advantages the culturometric perspective gave them in visioning their theses and enhancing the practical significance of their research.