The Department announces a conference under the theme History at Fifty, commemorating Jamaica’s fiftieth anniversary of independence. This will take place from Thursday, 8 November to Saturday, 10 November, 2012. Emeritus Professor Barry Higman will be honoured for his valuable contribution to Jamaican and Caribbean History at the Conference during the Opening ceremony, Thursday November 8, 6pm at the UWI Undercroft.

The Keynote address, "Historians and History at the University of our Dreams", at the Opening Ceremony will be delivered by Professor Carl C. Campbell. Carl C. Campbell is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of the West Indies. He is a foundation member of the University’s Department of History, St. Augustine campus, Trinidad and Tobago, where he taught between 1963 and 1972, before joining the Department at Mona where he has taught for nearly forty years. Professor Campbell’s major publications include Colony and Nation: A Short History of Education in Trinidad and Tobago, Cedulants and Capitulants: The Politics of the Coloured Opposition in the Slave Society of Trinidad, and The Young Colonials: A Social History of Education in Trinidad and Tobago 1834-1939, Endless Education: Main Currents in the Education System of Modern Trinidad &Tobago, 1939-1986 along with several articles on the social history of 19th and 20th century Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago
                                                                                                                    Local and international scholars will present on a wide array of aspects of Jamaica's history and heritage. A total of nine panels will be held during the course of the Conference. Click here for preliminary programme
                                                                                                                                  Conference guests travelling from overseas can find accomodation on and off campus. On campus, rooms are available at the Mona Visitors' Lodge. Guests should try to book early as the number of rooms is small. You can contact the Mona Visitors' Lodge at:
Phone: (876) 970-2823 / 2893 and 927-2598
                                                                                                                   Transport from the Norman Manley International Airport to the Campus is reliable and available with the JUTA service. The fare is between US$35-$40. As you exit the customs area, an agent will approach you requesting if you are in need of transport and arrange the service for you.
                                                                                                                  Conference registration fees are US$35.00 or JM$2,500.00. Please note that no credit card facilities are available.