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UWI Department of History launches Journal

For Release Upon Receipt - September 3, 2009

St. Augustine

In an effort to bring greater local, regional and international attention to the scholarship of history, the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, has launched an in-house journal. The first issue is carded for March 2010.

The journal’s editorial committee comprises Dr Basil Reid (Editor), Dr Claudius Fergus, Professor Bridget Brereton, Dr Michael Toussaint and Mr Frank Soodeen. Contributions are being solicited from a wide range of scholars, postgraduate students and undergraduate students with works of exceptional quality, as well as non-university researchers and writers of history.  

The journal, which will be published annually and made available via the UWI institutional repository (UWISpace), will be of considerable benefit to scholars, students, libraries, and anyone interested in history.  UWISpace is a platform being implemented by the UWI Main Library to capture, store, index, preserve and redistribute research material in digital formats. The journal will be part of an interactive web site embracing available multimedia and web 2.0 technologies (RSS feed, blogs, podcasts, video streams, hyperlinked resources, etc.) 

The Journal’s editorial committee will invite diverse contributions on documentary history, archaeology, personal narratives (based on oral interviews), ethnography, historical geography, historical linguistics and cultural landscapes. Contributors are encouraged to submit multimedia data in support of their respective papers. Although the journal will not be peer-reviewed, all submissions will be assessed by the editorial committee. The Editor reserves the right to edit all submissions.

Abstracts of no more than 150 words should be submitted no later than October 30, 2009 to   and addressed to Dr Basil Reid, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, UWI Department of History. Once the abstracts are approved, full paper submissions should be made no later than December 31, 2009. 

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