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The Department of History frequently organizes Caribbean History and Caribbean Diaspora conferences, seminars and guest lectures. Our members are also significantly involved in The Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH), a Caribbean-wide professional organization, which organises an annual conference hosted by and located in various Caribbean territories. Click HERE For information on the upcoming ACH conference.
Each semester the Department of History assists in the preparation of students for the CAPE and CSEC examinations by conducting a series of workshops on relevant topics at the St. Augustine campus. In 2020 and 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown, we conducted virtual seminars to support our local and regional History students.
History Fest is an annual weeklong series of outreach activities organized by the Department to engage with our local and regional communities. History Fest typically focuses on a current topic or anniversary and explores, through stimulating seminars, panel discussions, interviews, video presentations and school competitions, the history and modern implications of the subject.
In 2021, the Department hosted its inaugural webinar series for History Fest that included regional and international panelists and participants.
As part of our annual History Fest, the Department hosts Essay and Spoken Word competitions for primary and secondary students based on current topics with historical connections.
Let's Talk History YouTube channel posts webcasts of experts discussing Caribbean History topics and current events that relate to the history of our region.
See us also on our INSTAGRAM feed @uwistahistory