Haiti Workshop in Liverpool: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives


The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) translating cultures theme is pleased to work with the Haiti Support Group and the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre to present an afternoon of discussions on Haiti, drawing on some of the most recent research on the country’s history and current political and social challenges.

In an opening Haiti Support Group panel, Antony Dalziel Stewart and Eve Hayes de Kalaf will talk about contemporary Haiti and the ways in which the country grapples with the legacies of foreign intervention and occupation.

Rachel Douglas and Jack Webb will then provide a more historical perspective, focusing on the underexplored place of Haiti in British culture and political thought.

The event will end with a presentation by Martin Munro, currently visiting the UK on a Society for French Studies international fellowship, who will talk about the work of Haitian-American artist Edouard-Duval Carrié and his ‘Decolonizing Refinement’, a show that draws parallels between processes of production and commodification across the plantation Americas.

Haiti Workshop: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
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2.30: Haiti Today

Antony Dalziel Stewart (HSG Chair), ‘Is this the Second Coming of Charlemagne Péralte? How the historic Haitian struggle finds renewal, against all odds’

Eve Hayes de Kalaf (University of Liverpool), ‘Haiti Today and Tomorrow: Foreign Interference, Social Mobilisation and the Challenges Ahead’

3.20 Tea and Coffee

3.40: New Approaches to Haitian History

Jack Webb (University of London), ‘Haiti in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination: Imperial Worlds’

Rachel Douglas (University of Glasgow), ‘Unsilencing the Past: CLR James and The Black Jacobins’

4.30: Concluding Presentation

Martin Munro (Florida State University), ‘Cotton Candy: Édouard Duval Carrié in North Florida’

5.30 event ends

Location: The Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, Liverpool. L8 1TH.

Date and time: Tuesday, 10 March 2020. 14:30 – 17:30.

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