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UWI Notebook - Historians publish CAPE volume, host lecture series

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Department of History and Archaeology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has published a much-needed text for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) students and teachers of history. The book, titled The Caribbean in the Atlantic World and Global Transformation: Lectures in CAPE History, is written specifically for students and teachers of the CAPE history syllabus. The contributed essays are edited by lecturers in the department, Drs Jenny Jemmott, Aleric Josephs and Kathleen E. A. Monteith.

The sixteen lectures, nine of which relate to the Caribbean, and seven to the Atlantic and global transformation, cover a significant portion of Units One and Two of the history syllabus, providing important factual information and analysis.

The book will be launched on Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m. at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre, UWI, Mona, and will form part of the department's CAPE History Lecture Series for sixth-form students and teachers, which will be delivered before and after the book launch.

The lecture series begins at 10 a.m. at the same venue, and will cover topics including Spanish settlements in the Caribbean up to the 1600s, abolition and emancipation and the Caribbean integration movement.

The department will also host a lecture series on Unit Two on Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m. at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1). Topics to be addressed include global conflict and totalitarianism; independence and national development of Venezuela to 1900; and the impact of the Atlantic slave trade on West African societies and economies: 1450-1800.

For more information on the CAPE Lecture Series and the book launch, contact the Department of History at or telephone 927-1922.