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Apr 10 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Department of History and Archaeology will host the 34th Annual Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture on 10 April 2018 at the Sir Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, beginning at 5:30 pm.

The lecture titled, “Pine and Palm: The Geography of the Black Struggle in 1960s North America”,  will be delivered by Professor Brenda Gayle Plummer, Department of History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The annual Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture, first held at Mona in 1984, honours the memory of the distinguished West Indian Historian, Elsa Vesta Goveia (1925-1980). Born in British Guiana, Elsa Goveia took her Ph.D. in History at University College, London. In 1950 she joined the Department of History, the University College of the West Indies, Mona as Lecturer in History, and in 1961 was promoted to the rank of Professor of West Indian History at the age of 36 years. With that promotion, she became the first female Professor at the University of the West Indies, and at her death in 1980, was the longest-serving West Indian Professor. Her major published works include the influential A Study of the Historiography of the British West Indies to the End of the Nineteenth Century (1957), and Slave Society in the British Leeward Islands at the End of the Eighteenth Century (1965).

 The 34TH Annual Elsa Goveia Memorial Lecture Pine and Palm The Geography of the Black Struggle in 1960S North America

Sir Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, The UWI, Mona Campus
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Mrs Camillia Clarke Brown, Mrs Claudine Walker Robinson and Mrs Rudy-Ann Dennis Copeland
(876) 927-1922 Ext. 2395

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