Fri, Oct 28, 2011: Returns to a Native Land? Indigeneity and Colonising Discourse in the Anglophone Caribbean

Science for Peace General Meeting and public talk by

MELANIE NEWTON, Assistant Professor, Caribbean Studies, New College, University of Toronto

WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 FROM NOON TO 2 P.M.
WHERE: ROOM 524, WILSON HALL (NEW COLLEGE), 40 WILLCOCKS ST., TORONTO

Dr. Newton will also discuss how this amplifies understanding indigeneity in Canada, Israel/Palestine.

Professor’s Newton’s research specialisation is the social history of slave emancipation in the Caribbean and the Atlantic World. She has taught and supervised courses on Caribbean history since 1492, slavery, abolition and their aftermath in Atlantic World societies. Her selected publications include, The Children of Africa in the Colonies: Free People of Color in Barbados in the Age of Emancipation, 1790-1860 (Louisiana State University Press, in press); “The King v. Robert James, a Slave, for Rape: Inequality, Gender and British Slave Emancipation, 1823-1833”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 43(3), July 2005, pp. 582-610; “Philanthropy, Gender and the Production of Public Life in Barbados, c1790-c1850”, in Pamela Scully and Diana Paton (eds.), Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press), pp. 225-246.

The event is open to public and free of charge.

Inquiries:
Science for Peace office
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