Date: 12 Dec 2023, 5:30-6:30
Location: Lecture Theatre A, Student Services Centre, University of Cambridge, Off Ben’et Street
Categories: CCC Hosted / Society & Identity
Types: Lecture

Collections-Connections-Communities and the Global Humanities Network invite you to join us for a roundtable discussion with a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the Caribbean.

The current Black Atlantic: People, Power, Resistance exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum explores the role of visual culture in supporting histories of exploitation and extraction, which in turn enabled the accumulation of collections – from art and anthropology to natural history – such as those in the University of Cambridge. The exhibition follows on from the University’s Report on the Inquiry into the Legacies of Enslavement, which recommended the foundation of a Legacies of Enslavement Research Centre that would support a suite of research projects, scholarly mobility and events, alongside artistic initiatives.

Our panellists will be:

Marsha Pearce, Lecturer in Visual Arts, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
Alissandra Cummins, Director, Barbados Museum
Christelle Lozère, Professor of Art History, l’Université Antilles
Susana Guimarães, Curator of Archaeology, Musee d’archéologie amérindienne Edgar Clerc, Guadeloupe
During this event, the panel will be asked to consider:

What forms of reparation are sought by institutions, researchers and communities in the Caribbean?
How might collections and visual culture play a role in such work?
How could collaborative, interdisciplinary and transnational partnerships around collections make a difference to communities in the Caribbean?

Image: Aubrey Williams (1926-1990). Now and Coming Time II (Olmec-Maya and Now), 1985, The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge (PD.9-2023), © The Estate of Aubrey Williams. Courtesy the Artist and October Gallery, London.