Caribbean Research Seminar in the North

27 September, University of York, Berrick Saul Building.
13:30-14:00 registration and coffee/tea
14:00-14:45 Dr Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds), ‘West African warfare in Bahia and Cuba in the first half of the 19th century
14:45-15:30 Claire Irving (University of Newcastle), ‘Finding a Voice: West Indian Literary Magazines in the early 20th century
15:30-16:00 Tea and coffee
16:00-16:45 David Jones (University of York), ‘ “The contemplation of human nature, under its various modifications”: Organic Constitutionalism and the Problem of Union in post-independence Spanish America
16:45-17:30 Professor Patience Schell (University of Aberdeen), ‘Cultivating Natural History in Nineteenth-Century Chile

Registration is free. A reservation for dinner at a local restaurant will be made for 6:30 p.m. Please let us know if you are coming to the seminar, and if you would like to be included in the dinner reservation by emailing Henrice Altink (

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Conference: ‘Assessing Westminster in the Caribbean: Then and Now’

POS_Redhouse_1_Sepember 19, 2013 9:30 am – 7 pm

UCL – Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) proudly hosts this international conference, with keynotes by Professors Norman Girvan and Brian Meeks (both University of West Indies).

This conference seeks to address the urgent need for an expanded and updated analysis of the experience of Westminster in the Caribbean. It will consider how the political model inherited from Britain has been transformed within the conditions of the Caribbean, its impact on Caribbean democracy, and the challenges the model has faced over the period of independence.

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