Lecture: “Tracing Commemorations of Colonial Settlement in Bermuda”


[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] The Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies presents the “Tracing Commemorations of Colonial Settlement in Bermuda,” a lecture by Kirsty Warren (University of Leicester). This event will take place on January 28, 2020, at 5:15pm, at the University of Warwick, Room 0C1.03, Oculus Building, University Road, Coventry.

Kirsty Warren holds an MA in Race and Ethnic Studies, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Warwick. She worked on a cataloguing and outreach project at the National Archives at Kew concerning original Colonial Office correspondence sent by governors in the Caribbean between 1780 and 1926.

This is how she describes her research interests: “My research draws on methodologies and methods from history and sociology to better understand the histories of colonialism and slavery and their legacies within Bermuda, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Spanning from the late eighteenth century to the present day, my work encompasses explorations of colonial institutions, governance, migration and socio-political inclusion/exclusion. This research has included investigations of Bermudian socio-political debates, Caribbean slave societies as well as the relationships between institutions and marginalised groups in the UK. Collaborate partnerships have been key to the way that my research has developed.”

Source: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ccs/eventsnew/?calendarItem=8a17841a6ec34114016ec69b46890674

[Image above—Captain John Smith’s 1624 Bermuda map showing forts—from http://www.bermuda-online.org/history.htm.]

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