The Barbados Museum and Historical Society’s 2009 lecture series, which focuses on ‘Slavery in Barbados’, continues next week with a presentation by local historian and University lecturer, Dr. Karl Watson.

The lecture, which takes place on Tuesday, March 10, explores the topic, “Dreadful Intimacies, Warped Personalities: A Psycho-History of Plantation Slavery in Rural Barbados”, and will be held at Solidarity House, starting at 8:00 p.m. The following week, Tuesday, March 17, it will be the turn of Dr. Pedro Welch who will focus on “The Enslaved in Town”.

On Tuesday, March 24, Dr. Tara Inniss will look at “How the Enslaved Lived: Gender and Family Issues”, while on March 31, Dr. Marcia Burrowes will examine “How the Enslaved Lived: Independent Social and Cultural Activity”.

The penultimate lecture, “Slavery from the Ground Up: The Archaeological Evidence” will take place on Tuesday, April 7, and will be presented by Dr. Thomas Loftfield.

The series concludes the following week, Tuesday, April 14, with Professor Alvin Thompson speaking on the topic, “Testing the Chains: Resistance to Slavery”.

All lectures will be held at Solidarity House, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The series is being held in conjunction with the Department of History of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael at 427-0201/ 436-1956 or e-mail

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