Past Events


  • November 16-18, 2011 - Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium "Conversations VII: Social and Political Philosophy". The Univeristy of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.
  • June 9, 2011 - "Philosophical and Identity Constructions of an Elite: Haiti in the 19th and Early 20th Century" A Public Lecture by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith. Lecture Theatre I, UWI. Open to the public. Hosted by the Cultural Studies Programme and the Department of History and Philosophy.
  • June 7, 2011 - "Chasing Death's Left Hand: Personal Encounters with Death and its Rituals in the Caribbean" A Public Lecture by Richard Price. Lecture Theatre I, UWI. Open to the public. Hosted by the Cultural Studies Programme.
  • June 6-8, 2011 - Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death and Mortuary Rituals in the Caribbean. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.

  • November 17-19, 2010 - Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium (CHiPS) Conversations VI - "Ethics and Applied Ethics"


  • August 9-13, 2010. Society for Caribbean Linguistics, 18th Biennial Conference. "Caribbean Languages and Popular Culture " Amaryllis Beach Resort, Barbados

  • July 17, 2010. REFLECTIONS ON THE 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP. A Panel Discussion. 8.00 pm. Lecture Theatre I, UWI. All are invited.

  • July 14-18, 2010. The Third Sport, Race and Ethnicity Conference "Beyond Boundaries: Race and Ethnicity in Modern Sport". Co-hosted by CLR James Research Centre, UWI, Cave Hill; and George Mason University, USA

  • May 9-13, 2010. Association for Caribbean Historians 42nd Annual Conference, Amaryllis Beach Resort, Barbados.

  • March 26-28, 2010. CAFÉ X. Art Exhibition and Symposium. CAFÉ is a cultural event about the Cuban Diaspora that features performance art, poetry reading, lectures, curator’s talk, panel discussions, films, documentaries, and a multimedia itinerant exhibition that highlights a wide range of artists working with installation, performance art, photography and sculpture.


  • November 19-20, 2009. Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium - CHIPS V - "Conversations V: Theories of Knowledge"

  • June 23-25, 2009. School of Education, Biennial Conference 2009. "Quality Education for All: Exploring Realities - Considering Options. School of Education (Barbados)

  • April 3 , 2009. A Public Lecture "From the 'Lyrical Gun' of Dancehall to the 'Lyrical Sex Pistol' of Hip-Hop: Pan Africa, 'Erotic Maroonage' and Black Popular Cultures of Rebellion. By Dr Greg Thomas, Syracuse University. Lecture Theatre I, UWI. 8.00 p.m.

  • February 3-April 14, 2009. Barbados Museum and Historical Society - UWI 2009 Lecture Series: 'Slavery in Barbados 'Every Tuesday at 8.00 p.m. from at Solidarity House.

    «LIVE STREAMING» Available for those who cannot make it in person.

  • March 23-24, 2009.  Intercampus Theatre Festival. The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI

  • March 18, 2009. A Public Lecture: "Race in Cuba Fifty Years after the Revolution" presented by Dr Carlos Moore. The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI.

  • March 12-15, 2009. Africa World Documentary Film Festival. The Cinematique, Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. Free Admission. 

  • November 19, 2008. Shani Mootoo at Cave Hill:
    Symposium: The Fictions of Shani Mootoo in the Context of Caribbean Women’s Writing.

    Contemporary – and controversial – Trinidadian writer Shani Mootoo will be visiting the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature during the week of November 17 th . Planned activities include a master class in creative writing, a special class on Caribbean women's literature and the launch of her new book at a public reading in the Arts Lecture Theatre on Wednesday, November 19 th , to which all are welcome. The Department is also hosting a one day symposium, with papers on Mootoo's work by scholars from three campuses of the University of the West Indies as well as Reading and Sussex Universities . The writer will be in attendance, participating in dialogue with presenters and students

  • November 25-27, 2008. Visit of Professor David Scott (Anthropology, Columbia University):

    Tuesday, November 25, from 8 pm (Room ALT)
    Public lecture: "Norms of Self-Determination"

  • Wednesday, November 26, 2-5 pm (Dean's Meeting Room)
    The 3rd Workshop on Caribbean Theory devoted to his work

    Thursday, November 27, 10.30 to 12.00 noon (Room A27)
    Meeting with Students

  • November 27, 2008. Visit of Nobel Laureate DEREK WALCOTT. 

  • October 11-27, 2008. International Diaspora Arts Festival, Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI

  • October 15-17, 2008. Aimé Césaire International Colloquium //Colloque International Aimé Césaire, UWI

  • Feburary, 2008. 27th Annual West Indian Literature Conference. University of the West Indies, Barbados.

  • Feburary, 2008. Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium (CHiPS)

  • October 26, 2007. The Faculty's Annual Prize Giving Ceremony, Arts Lecture Theatre. See Prize Winners.

  • October 9-12, 2007. Fourth Biennial ASWAD Conference, The Barbados Hilton

  • August 9-10, 2007. Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium.

  • June 4-29, 2007. Documentary Filmmaking Summer Workshop for Anglophone Caribbean Participants.

  • May 23-25, 2007. International Conference: Trajectories fo Freedom - Caribbean Societies Past and Present. University of the West Indies, Barbados.

  • May 23-25, 2007. Trajectories of Freedom: Three Nights of Freedom. Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI, Cave Hill

  • March 18-31, 2007. Humanities Festival 2007.


  • October 26-27, 2006. Senghor Colloquium: Negritude: Legacy and Present Relevance. University of the West Indies, Barbados.

  • May 22, 2006. The Cultural Studies Programme presents a Lecture entitled 'Cover Down Yuh Bucket: the Story of Sticklicking in Barbados to be delivered by Elombe Elton Mottley. 7.30 p.m., Lecture Theatre 4, UWI Cave Hill.

  • March 14-15, 2006. Cave Hill Theory Project presented by the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature :

  • Inaugural Theory Lecture and Workshop

    • The Lecture entitled "Derek Walcott's One Endeavour", will be presented by Prof. Bernard Boxill, Professor Pardue, Univ of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on Tuesday, March 14 in the ALT at 8.00 p.m.

      The Workshop will be held from 2 pm on Wednesday, March 15 in the Bruce St. John Conference Room. Professor Boxill will present a paper on calypso and rap.

  • March 2-3, 2006. Intercampus Theatre Festival

    Schedule of Performances:

    Thursday, March 2, 2006

    10.00 – 11.00 am. Cave Hill French – L’Art
    11.30 – 12.30 pm. St. Augustine Spanish – El Retablillo de Don Cristobal
    1.30 – 2.30 pm. Cave Hill Spanish – Carmela, la dama del Amor, Una mujer muy liberal

    Friday, March 3, 2006

    10.00 – 11.00 am. Mona Spanish – La Alcoba Nupcial
    11.30 – 12.30 pm. St. Augustine French – La Pluie & Par la Fenêtre
    1.30 – 2.30 pm – Mona French – Se Tout (Haitian Créole)

  • March 2-3, 2006. Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium


  • October 14, 2005. Building an Archipelago in the Mind. Readings by Nalo Hopkinson. Law Lecture Theatre, UWI . All are Invited.

  • October 21, 2005. Faculty Prize Giving Ceremony. 5.00 p.m., Arts Lecture Theatre.

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