Monthly Archives: October 2013

Talking about Haiti

Glasgow Black History Month Public Event

Everyone is very warmly invited to this public Glasgow Black History Month event about Haiti taking place on Tuesday 29 October 2013, 3-6pm, University of Glasgow, St Andrews Building, Room 213. This is a free event, but please register your attendance here:

If you can’t make the whole event, it’s fine just to attend part of it.

Talking About Haiti features three distinguished speakers:  Rawle Gibbons (University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts), Matthew J. Smith (University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica Senior Lecturer in History) and Nick Nesbitt (Princeton University, Professor of French). For more information about this event, visit our website:

Carnival and Caribbean consciousness: The Jouvay Ayiti Experience, Tuesday 29 October, 3pm, talk by Rawle Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad. Leading Caribbean theatre scholar, playwright, director.

Made By Revolution: C.L.R. James and West Indian Visions of Haitian history, Tuesday 29 October, 4pm, talk by Matthew J. Smith, Senior Lecturer in History, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

Fragments of a Universal History: Masses, subjects and ideas in C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins, Tuesday 29 October, 5pm, talk by Nick Nesbitt,  Professor of French, Princeton University.

Any questions? Please contact Rachel Douglas,

Organised as part of the University of Glasgow Colonial and Postcolonial Group’s seminar programme, in conjunction with the African and Caribbean Network, Glasgow ( and the Haiti Support Group ( Many thanks to the School of Social and Political Sciences for providing refreshments, and to the Alliance française de Glasgow  (, the University of Glasgow International Partnership Development Fund, and Knowledge Exchange Fund for their generous support.


History Lectures at University of Glasgow

The Glasgow Poco group next meets on Tuesday 29 October with a special event related to Haiti.

Meanwhile, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies at the University of Glasgow has two lectures coming up in their ‘Scotland and the Commonwealth’ Series:

Both at 5.30pm in Room 202, 3 University Gardens

8 October Prof Richard Finlay (University of Strathclyde), ‘Scotland’s Forgotten Imperial Legacy: The War Against Islam in the Late Nineteenth Century’
15 October Dr Andrew MacKillop (University of Aberdeen), ‘Before the Commonwealth: Scotland as an Imperial Nation’