NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN HISTORY COURSES
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
In the academic year 2006/2007 total student numbers approximated 4150. At ST. AUGUSTINE
present, there are 22 in our M.Phil. and 7 in the Ph.D. programmes. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, WEST INDIES.
RESEARCH FURTHER PARTICULARS FOR THE POST OF
LECTURER/ASSISTANT LECTURER IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
Staff members are engaged in research in the areas of Caribbean History and DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
related areas. Some of these include: African/Indian Immigration and Diaspora, FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION
Labour Movements in the Caribbean, Caribbean Environmental and Health
issues, Caribbean Legal Systems, Archaeology & Geoinformatics, Caribbean GENERAL
Religions and Enslavement as well as Comparative Studies of the Histories of the
Caribbean territories The University of the West Indies (UWI) is an independent University, which
serves mainly the English-speaking territories of the West Indies. The countries
DUTIES OF APPOINTEE listed hereunder all contribute to the UWI:
In addition to teaching in the undergraduate programmes outlined in the Anguilla
advertisement, the appointee will be responsible also for supervision of Antigua and Barbuda Grenada
undergraduate research papers and graduate research teaching of the M.A. by The Commonwealth of the Bahamas Jamaica
coursework, and other duties assigned by the Head of Department. Barbados Montserrat
Belize St. Christopher/Nevis
NOTE: Members of staff may be called upon to deliver teaching in either or British Virgin Islands St. Lucia
both of these modes – distance education as well as face-to-face teaching. The Cayman Islands St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The Commonwealth of Dominica The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
The University has Campuses at Cave Hill in Barbados, St. Augustine in
ANNUAL SALARY RANGES: (US$1.00 = TT$6.30) Trinidad and Tobago and Mona in Jamaica. The total student body which is
approximately 25,000 is distributed amongst the Faculties of Law, Humanities,
Lecturer: TT$195,024 x 5,784 - $229,728/B$247,080 x 5,784 - $276,000 Science and Technology, Social Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine &
Research at Cave Hill; Arts & Education, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied
Assistant Lecturer: TT$148,752 x 5,784 - $160,320/B$177,672 Sciences and Social Sciences at Mona; and Science and Agriculture,
Engineering, Humanities & Education, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences at
In addition, the following benefits apply: St. Augustine.
Up to five economy class passages; baggage allowance of US$1,800 The University began teaching in 1948 as a University College affiliated with the
(TT$ equivalent) on appointment and normal termination; special allowance up University of London, and became an independent University in 1962. In 1963,
to US$600 (TT$ equivalent) for shipment of academic books and Colleges of Arts and Sciences were set up at Cave Hill and St. Augustine. The
teaching/research equipment, for use at UWI, on appointment; unfurnished former represented the institution of a new - the third – campus, while the latter
accommodation at 10% or furnished at 12½% of basic salary, or housing was an extension of the facilities provided at St. Augustine, where there were
allowance of 20% of basic salary to staff making own housing arrangements; already the Faculties of Agriculture and Engineering. The Faculty of Law was
UWI contribution of equivalent of 10% of basic salary to Superannuation established in 1970. The University of the West Indies is now a dual mode
Scheme; annual Study and Travel Grant (available after first year of service); institution offering teaching by distance education as well as face-to-face.
Book Grant and Transportation Allowance.
THE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION LIST OF CURRENT MEMBERS OF ACADEMIC STAFF:
The Faculty of Humanities and Education came into being on August 1, 1996 and HEAD OF DEPARTMENT BA, (UWI), MA (UWI), Dip.Ed. University of
comprises the School of Humanities (formerly Faculty of Arts and General Manitoba, PhD (UWI) SENIOR LECTURER
Studies) and the School of Education (formerly the Faculty of Education). The PEMBERTON, Rita
School of Humanities comprises the Department of History, the Department of
Liberal Arts, the Centre for Language Learning and the Centre for Creative and BRERETON, Bridget BA (UWI), MA (Toronto), PhD (UWI)
Festival Arts. PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY CAMPBELL, John F. BA, (UWI), MPhil (UWI), MPhil, PhD (Cantab)
The Department of History at St. Augustine offers courses in The Caribbean
World to c.1660; African Civilization from Earliest Times to AD1000; African CATEAU, Heather BA, PhD (UWI) SENIOR LECTURER
Civilization from AD 1000 to AD 1800; History of the Caribbean; The Rise of
Atlantic Europe; Introduction to Archaeology; History of the West Indies, 1660- FERGUS, Claudius BA, MA, PhD (UWI) LECTURER
1830; Caribbean Economic History; Latin American History, 1810-1910; United
States History to 1865; History of Africa, 1800-1900; Continuity and Change in GARCIA, Armando BA, (Boston), MA (Florida Atlantic), PhD
19th Century Europe; South Asian History 1500-1860; Imperialism, 1763-1918; (Washington) LECTURER
Topics in the History of T&T, 1783-1898; Women and Gender in the History of
the English-speaking Caribbean; Law and Society in Modern Trinidad and HARAKSINGH, Kusha BA, (UWI), PhD (Lond), LLB (Lond)
Tobago; From Monroe to Castro; African Diaspora I; African Civilization from BARRISTER / SENIOR LECTURER
AD1000 to 1800; Foundations of South Asian Civilization; Foundations of the
Americas; Introduction to History; History of the West Indies Since the 1830’s; MATTHEWS, Gelien BA, DipEd (UWI), PhD (Hull) TEMPORARY
Latin American History Since 1910; United States History Since 1865; History of LECTURER
Africa, 1900 to the Present; Conflict and Integration in 20th Century Europe;
South Asia 1860 to the Present; Imperialism Since 1918; The History of Modern REID, Basil BA, (U.W.I.), MA (Lond), PhD. (University of
China; Research Methods & Techniques in Archaeology; Topics in the History of Florida) SENIOR LECTURER
T&T since 1898; Law & Business History in Modern Trinidad & Tobago;
Capitalism and Slavery; African Diaspora II and The Modern Indian Diaspora. SINGH, Sherry-Ann BA, PhD (UWI) LECTURER
The Department of History offers courses leading to the B.A. degree. The TEELUCKSINGH, Jerome BA (UWI), MA (Guelph), PhD (UWI)
Department also offers a graduate programme leading to the M.A. by LECTURER
coursework, and the M.Phil. and the Ph.D. by thesis. Close collaboration is
maintained with the Faculty of Social Sciences at St. Augustine, Trinidad, and
TOUSSAINT, Michael BA, PhD (UWI) LECTURER
with the Departments of History and the Faculty of Humanities and Education on
all the campuses.
LAURENCE, K.O BA, PhD (Cantab)
Professor Emeritus &
Honorary Consultant in
The staff of the History Department at St. Augustine consists of the following:
4 Senior Lecturers
2 Temporary Lecturers
HISTORY DEPARTMENT 3. New areas of research. Much work needs to be done in opening up
DEPARTMENTAL VISION AND MISSION the department’s vision to the wider non-British Caribbean:
Spanish, French and Dutch. The area of cultural history will also be
VISION emphasized. In this regard the department will be more actively
We see ourselves as among the premier promoters of the study of Caribbean involved in the Cultural Studies Initiative which is part of the
civilization who, through our research, will create new insights and faculty’s vision.
methodologies. We aim to create individuals aware of their identity and
committed to community service, heritage management and region-centered Strategies
historiography. We hope to increase the historical consciousness of Caribbean (a) Hiring new staff whose teaching and research interests
peoples and engender recognition of the importance of a knowledge of the past in reflect these visions and goals.
policy formulation in the region.
(b) Direct our research students into these new areas of work.
We will continue to develop a research agenda which will give insights into the (c) Work in close collaboration with the library so that books,
region’s historical legacy and promote archaeological heritage management. Our films and on-line facilities can be adequately provided.
research on the struggles and achievements of Caribbean peoples will help to
develop confident and informed citizens. We will disseminate information and (d) Utilise the research provided by many undergraduates who
ideas to students and to the wider national community through the use of work on UC300 Caribbean Studies theses. New students
appropriate technologies and methodologies. will be directed to work in under-researched areas such as
the non-British Caribbean as well as the smaller islands
GOALS such as Nevis, Montserrat, St. Vincent, the Grenadines and
More precisely the mission of the department will be to focus on a number of Tobago.
major areas of work. These would complement the already comprehensive range
of courses which are already available. These courses cover the histories of Asia, (e) Further collaboration with other departments, within and
Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe and the Caribbean (See History ouside the Faculty, in the development of joint under-
Department Handbook). These new foci will have as their objective the graduate and post-graduate programmes stressing inter-
establishment of the Department and the faculty as a major international centre in disciplinary studies, thus broadening the information base.
these particular areas:
(f) Strengthening links with international scholars and
1. Latin American studies. As regional and hemispheric integration organizations towards the devising of broad research and
movements become increasingly important, this area of study will teaching programmes and seeking international funding for
assume greater and greater significance. As this area’s importance such programmes.
grows over the next decade, Trinidad’s geographical position and
its oil and gas reserves will offer much potential for its rise as a (g) Greater linkage with kindred organisations towards the
major bridgehead to Latin America. The Department therefore, will pursuance of enhanced history programmes at the
position itself accordingly. secondary school level. The recent example of a seminar
on the teaching of American History in partnership with
2. African/Asian and Diasporic studies. Because of the composition the Ministry of Education, the History Teachers
of our population which makes our nation a natural laboratory for Association and the American Embassy is a good example.
the study of the world’s peoples in one small space, we should
revive the synergies which were created when we had a special
African and Asian Studies unit. In this regard, we have to provide
academic leadership ourselves since the Indian professorship now
appears to have gone the way of the un-materialized African
professor. The study of courses in African and Asian history
naturally leads to the operation of these diasporas in the New
World. Our studies must therefore focus not only on movements to
and from ancestral places but equally movements within the region
and from the region to North America and Europe.
THE ARCHAEOLOGY CENTRE 3. To introduce automated site inventories to complement the paper-based
inventories that were first compiled in the 1980s. This will involve the
Mission use of geographic information systems (GIS).
The Archaeology Centre will develop a research agenda, which will provide 4. To establish or strengthen professional links with local institutions such
insights into and appreciation for the rich and diverse archaeological heritage of as the National Museum, the National Heritage Trust, the National
Trinidad and Tobago, the southern Caribbean and north-eastern South America Archaeological Committee of Trinidad and Tobago, the Institute of
as well as actively promote archaeological heritage management throughout the Marine Affairs, the Survey Department of The University of the West
Caribbean. Indies (St. Augustine), the Lands Survey Department, the National
Goal 1 Archives, the National Library, the Heritage Library, the Environmental
Management Agency, the Town and Country Planning Division, the
To broaden our research agenda to include the southern Caribbean and areas that Tobago Museum and the Tobago Trust.
are culturally related to Caribbean prehistory such as north-eastern South
America (specifically Venezuela and Guyana). We therefore propose an 5. To establish or strengthen professional links with regional organisations
emphasis in research and professional collaboration, which will expand into the such as the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology
areas of the southern Caribbean and circum-Caribbean beyond Trinidad and (IACA), Museum Association of the Caribbean (MAC) as well as well
Tobago, although Trinidad and Tobago will continue to be the primary focus of as Caribbean branches/ chapters/ representatives of international
our research. organisations as UNESCO, OAS, ICROM, ICOMOS and the World
Strategy Archaeology Congress (WAC).
1. To influence undergraduate students to develop an interest in research 6. To lobby the Trinidad and Tobago government to begin listing
areas in keeping with the Archaeology Centre’s goals. important archaeological sites such as Banwari Trace, based on the
2. To hire another resident archaeologist to support these new thrusts. tenets of the National Trust Act of 1991.
3. To increase collaborative/ professional links with Universities/ cultural
institutions within the southern Caribbean and north-eastern South
4. To host archaeological field schools in Trinidad and Tobago that will
encourage participation from both locals as well as scholars other
southern Caribbean states and north-eastern South America.
5. To encourage Trinidad and Tobago students to participate in
archaeological field schools in other southern Caribbean states and in
north-eastern South America.
To promote archaeological heritage management throughout Trinidad and
Tobago and the wider Caribbean region through the employment of state-of-the
art technologies and by establishing professional links within local, regional and
1. To encourage the use of non-invasive field techniques such as
geophysicalling, magnetometry, geographic information systems (GIS)
and remote sensing.
2. To employ an archaeological conservator to assist with in-house
conservation within the Archaeology Centre.