Event date: Thursday, February 25, 2010, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Resurgence of the Caribs, and of Indigenity, in Trinidad and Tobago

Maximilian Forte, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University,

Synopsis:
In which ways can one speak of a “resurgence” of indigeneity in Trinidad? What does it mean to be Carib in Trinidad today? Does acknowledging a Carib presence alter mainstream theories of the historical and cultural development of Caribbean societies? How have Trinidadian self-perceptions and self-representations been altered by acknowledging the Carib presence? If there is Carib resurgence, why does it matter?

Forte is the author of Ruins of Absence, Presence of Caribs: (Post) Colonial Representations of Aboriginality in Trinidad and Tobago (University of Florida Press, 2005)

Place: History Department Sidney Smith Room 2098, 100 St. George Street

Time: 2 p.m.

Organized with the generous support of Aboriginal Studies, The Centre for the Study of the United States, Equity Studies, Latin American Studies and the Departments of English, History, Sociology and Political Science.

Date: February 25th, 2010
Start Time: 2:00pm
Location: History Department Sidney Smith Room 2098, 100 St. George Street