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Aware of the social and educational value of studying the past to properly question the present and envision valid alternatives for the future, the department of History and Archaeology is committed to advancing research and education for the benefit of Jamaican society and the wider region.

At a time where the past is increasingly contested, we wish to renew our commitment to engage students and society at large as we bring attention to past vents, their historical significance and relevance in the present.

In addition to our annual CAPE History Lecture series and weekly public seminars, the Department increasingly relies on social media (@HistArchUWI) to share knowledge and insights on a wide variety of historical topics dealing with Jamaica and the Caribbean as well as major regions of the world, while bringing awareness about the ways in which our societies are bound across time and space.

We work to turn our commitment into an ongoing relationship with the public that can inspire and shape our outreach initiatives, so we can better serve the needs of relevant groups and communities across Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.

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