History Students


Course Offerings List - Semester II 2020-2021 (pdf)

Department of History: INFORMATION FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021 (pdf)



History Fest 2019





History panels,

workshops, tours, primary and

secondary school competitions,

and book launches!


Dont' miss the final day

Cricket Match between

faculty and students!


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History in Action 2



September 2019 edition- Click here for CFP





We are a community of scholars and students active in the study and practice of History with emphasis on the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and their global connections. Students can pursue a B.A. with a Major, Minor, or a Special in History, as well as the M.A., M.Phil., or Ph.D. degrees.

Our West Indian collection of documents, housed in the Main Library, contains rare and valuable material on the region, and is constantly used by researchers worldwide. Our Archaeology Centre is engaged in the excavation, cataloguing, and preservation of Caribbean artifacts for the benefit of today's and future generations. Our student-run History Society publishes "The Revolution", a cutting-edge newsletter disseminating original, student, historical work, and leads exciting events throughout the year that bring history alive for our campus community.































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Academic Staff

Administrative Staff


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Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Programme


51st Annual Conference of The Association of Caribbean Historians

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Historical Dictionary 2017


Gelien Matthews book 2018




WWII and the Caribbean by K. Eccles and D. McCollin


Winner of the Gold Independent Publisher Book Awards 2018, History (World)




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Our Vision

We see ourselves as among the premier promoters of the study of Caribbean civilization who, through our research, will create new insights and methodologies.  We aim to create individuals aware of their identity and committed to community service, heritage management and region-centered historiography.  We hope to increase the historical consciousness of Caribbean peoples and engender recognition of the importance of a knowledge of the past in policy formulation in the region.


Our Mission

We will continue to develop a research agenda, which will give insights into the region’s historical legacy and promote archaeological heritage management.Our research on the struggles and achievements of Caribbean peoples will help to develop confident and informed citizens.We will disseminate information and ideas to students and to the wider, national community through the use of appropriate technologies and methodologies.

Our Goals

More precisely, we seek to focus on a number of major areas that complement the already comprehensive range of courses available.Our courses cover the histories of Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe and the Caribbean. These new foci will have as their objective the establishment of the Department and the Faculty as a major international centre in these particular areas:

Latin American studies:As regional and hemispheric integration movements become increasingly important, this area of study will assume greater and greater significance.As this area’s importance grows over the next decade, Trinidad & Tobago's geographical position and its oil and gas reserves will offer much potential for its rise as a major bridgehead to Latin America.The Department, therefore, will position itself accordingly.

African & Asian Diasporic studies:Since the composition of Trinidad & Tobago's population makes our nation a natural laboratory for the study of the world’s peoples in one small space, we will promote synergies between African & Asian Diasporic studies areas.Our studies focus not only on movements to and from ancestral places, but equally on movements within the region, and from the region to North America and Europe.

New areas of research: We seek to expand our focus beyond the English-speaking Caribbean to include the Spanish, French and Dutch Caribbean.We also seek to emphasise cultural history and to promote a Cultural Studies Initiative.




Dr. John Campbell

John Campbell A brilliant, dynamic and innovative scholar, Dr. Campbell earned his BA and M.Phil degrees in History at The UWI, St Augustine. He received his second MPhil and his Ph.D from Cambridge University, England. From 2001 Dr Campbell lectured at the UWI where he taught courses in Gender, Identity, Diaspora and Caribbean Culture. He published widely in these areas of interest as well as in Historiography and authored numerous books, journal articles, reviews and newsletters dealing with issues of Caribbean affairs and development. He won many distinguished teaching and research awards including the UWI Guardian Premium Teaching Award (2006) and the University’s prestigious Vice Chancellors’ award for Excellence (2007). In 2008, in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the UWI, he was named by the UWI as representative of one of its top 60 academic members of Faculty across the Region. Dr. John Campbell passed away on 11 January 2018. He will never be forgotten.