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Professor Emeritus Barry Higman to be Honoured at "History at Fifty" Conference at UWI, Mona

The Department of History and Archaeology, UWI, Mona will honour Professor Emeritus Barry Higman during the Conference, History at Fifty slated for November 8-10, 2012. Professor Barry Higman will be honoured for his valuable contribution to institutional and curriculum development in the Department and the UWI, Jamaican and Caribbean History. He will receive special recognition during the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6 pm at the Undercroft, UWI, Mona.
Professor Higman came to the UWI from Australia on a Commonwealth postgraduate scholarship in 1967, and spent almost 30 years, before returning to his homeland in 1996. His meticulous and path-breaking scholarship on Jamaican and Caribbean history has brought lustre and international acclaim to the Department and the University. Among his many publications are, his award—winning Slave Population and Economy in Jamaica, 1807-1834, which won the Bancroft Prize in American history; Slave Populations of the British Caribbean, 1807-1834, which won the Elsa Goveia Prize awarded by the Association of Caribbean Historians; and Montpelier, Jamaica: A Plantation Community in Slavery and Freedom, 1739-1912, which won the Elsa Goveia Prize, and an award from the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. His more recent publications include, Plantation Jamaica, 1750-1850: Capital and Control in a Colonial Economy; Jamaican Food: History, Biology and Culture, and Pro-Slavery Priest:  The Atlantic World of John Lindsay, 1729-1788, which have all received international recognition. 
For more information on the conference, please visit the Department of History and Archaeology website at http://myspot.mona.uwi.edu/history/

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