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Caribbean History, Canadian History, Imperial History

Posted on | March 21, 2012 | No Comments

Date: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: 409 Tier Building

The Canada Research Chair in Western Canadian Social History presents Caribbean History, Canadian History, Imperial History: A Colloquium

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Melanie Newton, University of Toronto
Geographies of the Indigenous: Hemispheric Perspectives on the Early Modern Caribbean
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 1: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Chair: John Kendle (UM)
Paula Hastings
“‘Possessing a great South as well as a great West’: Canadian Aspirations in the West Indies and the Intertwined Politics of Expansion in the late nineteenth century.”
Emma Alexander-Mudaliar
“The ‘coolie’ side: Indentured Transnational Histories and Memory in India, Canada and the Caribbean.”
Keith Sandiford
“The Barbadian Impact on the Development of Modern Canada.”

Session 2: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Chair: Jorge Nallim (UM)
Ryan Eyford (UW)
“Slave-owners to Settlers: The Taylor family in Barbados and Canada.”
Adele Perry (UM)
“Global Empires and Local Powers: Free Women of Colour, Property, and Authority in early nineteenth-century Guyana.”
Jason Yaremko (UW)
“Caribbean Borderlands: Indigenous Diaspora, Transnational Resistance, and the Middle Ground in Cuba.”

For more information, contact:
Adele Perry
Phone: (204) 474-8107


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