80 Years Onwards: Narratives of Reconciliation on the Haitian /Dominican Border
This autumn marks 80 years since the devastating 1937 massacre on the Haitian-Dominican border. Ordered by Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, the dictator was responsible for the deaths of close to thirty-thousand Haitian and Dominican border-dwellers. The brutal act was motivated by the leader’s fervent anti-Haitian stance. Over the course of five days, Dominican soldiers used machetes, knives, guns and brute force to carry out the murders.
To commemorate this important event, the University of Birmingham will be hosting ’80 Years Onwards: Narratives of Reconciliation on the Haitian /Dominican Border’ with international guests. All details below
2.30 – 5.00 pm
G15 Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
2.30 – Greetings from Professor Andrew Ginger (Head of School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music)
2.40pm –Edward Paulino (City University of New York) ‘Dividing Hispaniola: Bearing Witness to a 20th Century Genocidal Massacre through the Archive and Performance’.
3.10pm – Maria Cristina Fumagalli (University of Essex) ‘Language, Genocide and Reconciliation on the Haitian / Dominican Border’
3.40pm – Alanna Lockward (Art Labour Archives ) ‘Blesi Doub. Heridas Dobles. Dual Wounds. Re-writing the Island’
4.10pm – Response by Discussant: David Howard (University of Oxford) followed by a wine reception