Unlocking Caribbean Memory

October 29, 2019 - 12:00am to October 30, 2019 - 12:45am [AST -04:00]


Symposium Flyer

Photo Credit: CARBICA Facebook Page

Event Location:
The UWI Regional Headquarters Building
2 Hermitage Road

Unlocking Caribbean Memory: Uncovering New Records, Discovering New Archives

An Acdemic Interdisiplinary Symposium on Archives & Records to be held at the UWI Regional Headquarters Building, Jamaica; including the launch of the Book, "Decolonizing the Caribbean Record: An Archives Reader".


  • Innovative ways of encouraging the acceptance of records management in government entities and private sector companies
  • Changes in the legislative and policy frameworks for Records and Archives which take into account new developments in recordkeeping
  • Case studies of ways in which Archival institutions have deliberately adopted new strategies to acquire ' non-traditional' archival materials
  • Methodologies of establishing community based archives and the role of national archival institutions in these initiatives
  • Archival collections on Caribbean issues, cultural expressions, communities in the Diaspora
  • Challenges of acquiring and organizingsocial media records and private archives
  • Ways in which artistic and cultural expressions are being used as repositories of memory
  • Examples of ways in which ecclesiastical, literary and cultural institutions manage and provide access to their materials, particularly those in non-traditional formats.
  • Historical interpretations and use of records, especially in non-traditional formats
  • Ways in which the experiences of the marginalized voices in the society can be reflected in the holdings  of Archives



October 31- November 1, 2019



100USD:  2  days  inclusive  of  material and  breaks

60USD: 1 day

80USD:  Online  Access  to  the  sessions

70USD:  2  days  (International  Students)


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