Sessions, Papers and Posters

March 16-19, 2020
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

9:15am to 10:15am [AST -04:00]

Session 1 OPENING ROUNDTABLE: "The State of Conservation in the Caribbean"
Goddard's Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Chair: Alissandra Cummins, Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS) and Chair, Barbados National Commission for UNESCO


Discussant: TBA

Discussant: TBA

10:30am to 3:30pm [AST -04:00]

Session 2A WORKSHOP: Keeping History Above Water
Goddard's Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus


Workshop Facilitators: Morris (Marty) Hilton III, Director, Historic Preservation Program, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida

                                     Lisa Craig, The Craig Group, Partners in Preservation, Planning and Policy (USA)

                                     Kara Roopsingh, Senior Heritage Preservation Officer, National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago

By 2100, sea levels in the Caribbean are projected to rise from a few inches to many feet. Heritage sites, cultural resources, and historic coastal communities across the region will be threatened or lost. Keeping History Above Water: Caribbean is a one-day workshop that will bring engage heritage specialists to examine the threat of short-term flooding due to storm surge and long-term inundation caused by rising seas. The workshop will focus on adaptation strategies, mitigation, and other measures for significant sites, historic buildings, and cultural urban landscapes. This will be the fifth iteration of Keeping History Above Water and is organized by the University of Florida Historic Preservation Program in collaboration with the Newport Restoration Foundation. 

The University of Florida and Newport Restoration Foundation is carrying out a survey  about the impacts of increased flooding and sea level rise on heritage sites in the Caribbean region Please complete the survey as it will feed into their research in advance of the Keeping History Above Water: Caribbean Workshop. Please contact Morris (Marty) Hylton III, Director of Historic Preservation at University of Florida mhylton [at]

 with any questions or comments.


Register Now for this Workshop. Capacity: 60 persons. Space is Limited.

Session 2B WORKSHOP: Caribbean Heritage Emergency Network (CHEN): Disaster Preparedness for Heritage Institutiones
First Citizens' Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus


Workshop Facilitators: Emile Leumas, ICA Expert Group on Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness

                                     Halcyon Wiltshire-Busby, Assistant Archivist, West India Federal Archives (WIFAC)/ The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

The workshop will also include a session  based on the ICCROM’s programme “First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis”. Participants will be given some tools to build resilience through engagement of all related stakeholders including the community, heritage professionals, first responders, civil society and Government agencies.


Register Now for this Workshop. Capacity: 20 persons. Space is Limited

1:30pm to 4:30pm [AST -04:00]

Session 2C WORKSHOP: Digital Heritage Inventories Using Arches: A Hands-On Workshop
Bruce St. John Room, Woodville Marshall Building, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus


Workshop Facilitator: Angela Labrador, Coherit Associates

Ready to learn how to take your heritage inventory online? This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the benefits of digitizing their heritage inventories using Arches, the open source data management platform developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund. Learn how to use Arches’ GIS tools to quickly and accurately map your heritage assets. Discover how the software extends your inventory from a management tool to a platform for public education and interpretation. Explore how its new mobile app offers exciting possibilities for documenting condition assessments in the field and engaging citizens in local stewardship of heritage sites. Participants must bring their own laptop (please have the Google Chrome web browser installed).

Register Now for this Workshop.  Capacity: 20 persons. Space is limited. 

3:45pm to 4:00pm [AST -04:00]

Session 3 POSTER: Barbados Community College (BCC) Presentations: "Sustainable Adaptive Heritage Conservation"
Goddard's Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Chair: Kaye Hall, Barbados Museum and Historical Society

4:00pm to 5:30pm [AST -04:00]

Session 4A PANEL: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead: Heritage Conservation in a Climate Changing Environment
Goddard's Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Chair: Alessandro Sardella, ISAC-CNR

Session 4B PANEL: Vulnerable Futures: Conserving Memory in the Age of Climate Change
First Citizens' Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Chair: Sharon Alexander-Gooding, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus