“Haiti’s History” Conference

“Haiti’s History” Conference

Haiti’s History: Foundations for the Future

April 22-23, 2010

Duke University

This two-day event will bring together leading scholars from Haiti and the United States to explore Haiti’s past and to work together towards guaranteeing a future for that past through projects aimed at supporting libraries, archives, and universities in Haiti in the wake of the January 12th earthquake.

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Location: East Duke Parlors, East Duke Building

Free and open to the public (no registration required)


Thursday, April 22: Two Centuries of Haiti’s History

1-3 p.m.: Haiti’s Foundations

Julia Gaffield, Duke University
Deborah Jenson, Duke University
Thorald Burnham, University of British Columbia
Watson Denis, Université d’Etat d’Haiti

3:30-5:30: The 20th Century

Kate Ramsey, University of Miami
Chantalle Verna, Florida International University
Matthew Smith, University of the West Indies, Mona
6 p.m.: Reading by Lyonel Trouillot (unconfirmed)

Friday, April 23: The Future of the Past in Haiti

1:00 p.m.: Introductions and Opening Statement
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Panel discussion on the current situation of Archives, Libraries and Universities in Haiti and on current projects for reconstruction
Watson Denis, Université d’Etat d’Haïti
Brooke Wooldridge, Coordinator, Digital Library of the Caribbean
Patrick Tardieu, Head Archivist, Bibliothèque Haïtienne des Pères du Saint-Esprit
Edward Widmer, Director, John Carter Brown Library

Conference Organizers: Jean Casimir, Laurent Dubois, and Deborah Jenson

Conference Coordinator: Julia Gaffieldjulia.gaffield at duke.edu)


The Center for French and Francophone Studies, the Office of the President, The Office of the Provost, the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Department of Romance Studies and the Duke

 Source: Global France


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