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V.I. Historians To Gather For Conference Saturday

Jan. 10, 2009 — The annual conference of the Society of Virgin Islands Historians takes place Saturday, Jan. 17, when four scholars present their original historical research projects at the University of the Virgin Islands' St. Croix campus.
The public is invited to attend and learn more about the Virgin Islands starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Great Hall at UVI. The four speakers will be:
— Bolette Blaagaard, a Danish doctoral student studying cultural journalism at the University of Utrecht, who will present "Historical Memory of a Former Danish Colony: the U.S. Virgin Islands," a study of the Danish imprint on Virgin Islands journalism;
— Jeffrey B. Perry, who will discuss Virgin Islander Hubert Harrison, a distinguished figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Perry was recently commissioned by Columbia University Press as a biographer to Harrison;
— Jalil Sued-Badillo will speak on "Indigenous Island Societies: Were there Caribs at Columbus' Arrival?" In 2003 UNESCO commissioned Badillo to edit the first volume of its General History of the Caribbean;
— Ronald Lockhart of St. Thomas will present: "The Nascent Provenance of a Danish West Indian Postcard Collection." Lockhart is President of the St. Thomas Friends of Denmark Society.
Each will speak for a half-hour, show slides and other visual materials, and answer questions. The talks are cosponsored by the society and UVI's Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, contact the the society's president, Edgar Lake, at 773-1095 or Aletha Baumann at 692-4178.
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Jan. 10, 2009 -- The annual conference of the Society of Virgin Islands Historians takes place Saturday, Jan. 17, when four scholars present their original historical research projects at the University of the Virgin Islands' St. Croix campus.
The public is invited to attend and learn more about the Virgin Islands starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Great Hall at UVI. The four speakers will be:
-- Bolette Blaagaard, a Danish doctoral student studying cultural journalism at the University of Utrecht, who will present "Historical Memory of a Former Danish Colony: the U.S. Virgin Islands," a study of the Danish imprint on Virgin Islands journalism;
-- Jeffrey B. Perry, who will discuss Virgin Islander Hubert Harrison, a distinguished figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Perry was recently commissioned by Columbia University Press as a biographer to Harrison;
-- Jalil Sued-Badillo will speak on "Indigenous Island Societies: Were there Caribs at Columbus' Arrival?" In 2003 UNESCO commissioned Badillo to edit the first volume of its General History of the Caribbean;
-- Ronald Lockhart of St. Thomas will present: "The Nascent Provenance of a Danish West Indian Postcard Collection." Lockhart is President of the St. Thomas Friends of Denmark Society.
Each will speak for a half-hour, show slides and other visual materials, and answer questions. The talks are cosponsored by the society and UVI's Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, contact the the society's president, Edgar Lake, at 773-1095 or Aletha Baumann at 692-4178.
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