David Lowenthal

It is with great regret that we have to announce that our friend David Lowental has passed away.

You may wish to read his obituary in the Guardian here… 


Peter Fraser and Gad Heuman wrote:

David Lowenthal’s great contribution to the study of the Caribbean should not be overlooked. His book “West Indian Societies” (1972) and the four volumes of readings he co-edited with Lambros Comitas (1973) served not only as introductions but stimulated further research; there were also his many scholarly articles. David had a close connection to the University of the West Indies: he spent the academic year 1956-57 at the Jamaica campus and served as an adviser to the Vice-Chancellor of the University during the 1960s. He was instrumental in the founding of the Society for Caribbean Studies in the U.K. which held its first meeting in 1977. The Society still brings together U.K. and foreign scholars working on the Caribbean at its annual conference. He was a guide, an inspiration and a friend to many scholars of the Caribbean based in the U.K. and elsewhere.


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Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships

These awards are offered to help support individuals wishing to visit London to use the British Library’s collections relating to North America (the USA, Canada and the greater Caribbean).

Who are the Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships for?
We are keen to hear from all kinds of serious researchers who have the potential to produce something new, exciting, challenging and different as a result of their research into the North American collections of the British Library. We therefore welcome not only applicants from academic backgrounds working on scholarly research, but also from creative practitioners working on artistic and cultural projects. This means that research towards a doctoral degree, an academic monograph or article, a poetry collection, a theatre production, a body of painting or sculpture, a new fashion collection…all these kinds of projects and more will be considered. Funding is available to individuals based in the UK, Europe, Canada, the United States and the greater Caribbean.
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