World War II and the Caribbean / La segunda Guerra Mundial y el Caribe

The University of the West Indies / Universidad de las Indias Occidentales

International Colloquium / Coloquio Internacional
12. 5. 2017, Alma Jordan Library / Biblioteca Alma Jordan
9.15am – 6.45pm

9.15am
Opening Remarks / Apertura
John Campbell (Deputy Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Education)
Claudia Theune-Vogt (Dean, Faculty of Historical Cultural Science, Vienna University)
Frank Soodeen, Jr. (Campus Librarian, Alma Jordan Library)

9.45am-12.15pm
Panel 1: The Latin American Perspective
Moderator/Translator: Christian Cwik (Department of History, UWI)

La política de Manuel Ávila Camacho hacia extranjeros enemigos / Río and Manuel Ávila Camacho policy towards enemy aliens.
Bernardo García Díaz (University of Veracuz, Mexico)

La política de Fulgencio Batista durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial / The polícy of Fulgencio Batista during the Second World War
Sergio Guerra Vilaboy (Universidad La Habana Cuba)

La inmigración alemana y austriaca en la costa Colombiana Caribeña durante la época del fascismo europeo / The Immigration of Germans and Austrians to the Caribbean Coast of Colombia during the period of European Fascism
Jorge Elias Caro (University of Magdalena, Colombia)

12.15-2.00pm
Lunch Break / Almuerzo

2.00-3.30pm
Panel 2: A British West Indian perspective
Moderator: Allison Ramsey (Department of History, UWI)

Sugar causalities: An American Space in Antigua
Gelien Matthews (Department of History, UWI)

Volunteerism during World War II: Upper and Middle Class Women Rally in the Name of the War
Karen Eccles (Alma Jordan Library, UWI)

Coffee Break / Café

3.45-6.00pm
Panel 3: The Trinidadian and Tobagonian Perspective
Moderator: Michael Toussaint (Department of History, UWI)

Turning adversity to advantage: Trinbago during World War Two
Brinsley Samaroo (Prof. emer. Department of History, UWI)

War, Food and Security: Feeding Trinidad and Tobago in Wartime, 1939-1945
Rita Pemberton (Department of History, UWI)

Internment Camps in the Caribbean during World War II: Nelson and Caledonia
Arti Ramsaroop, Ashleigh Morris (Department of History, UWI)

6.00-6.30pm
Closing Lecture / Clausura

The policy of the Third Reich in the Caribbean, 1933-1945
Christian Cwik (Department of History, UWI)

6.30-6.45pm
Closing Remarks
Valery Taylor (National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago)

Cocktail Reception
In Cooperation with the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago, the Faculty of Historical Cultural Studies (University of Viena) and the Association of Latin American and Caribbean Historians (ADHILAC).

World War II and The Caribbean – ADHILAC Colloquio

 

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