International Colloquium: “World War II and the Caribbean”


[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] The International Colloquium entitled “World War II and the Caribbean” will take place on May 12, 2017, from 9:15am to 6:45pm at the Alma Jordan Library of the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine, in Trinidad and Tobago. The colloquium—organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine; the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago; the Faculty of Historical Cultural Studies, University of Vienna; and the Association of Latin American and Caribbean Historians (ADHILAC)—is divided into three panels:

Panel 1: The Latin American Perspective

Panel 2: A British West Indian perspective

Panel 3: The Trinidadian and Tobagonian Perspective

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[Photo above from “The Gibraltar of the Caribbean at War! The Coastal Defenses of Puerto Rico during World War Two,” a documentary by the CEDPRI [Centro de Diseño y Producción de Recursos Instruccionales] at the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao. The half-hour documentary film was made by Dr. Gerardo M. Piñero Cádiz in 2013 and tells the story of preparing the island of Puerto Rico for the coming of war. See more at]

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