This virtual session will showcase digitized materials relevant to the Caribbean and the Atlantic Wo
For almost two decades, the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) has provided scholars, teachers, researchers, and others access to digital materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
Sleeper Hit History #2: Linguistic Revolutions in Haiti - Part 1
At the start of the twentieth century the Haitian language, Kreyòl, was considered a vulgar dialect of French. It was excluded from written and formal contexts, and as a result most of the population was effectively barred from education and other institutional settings. A century later, it is considered a full-fledged language and is used in virtually all contexts.
Mapping the Haitian Revolution is an interactive map and timeline project that traces the narratives of power and shifting alliances across geography and time from precolonial kingdoms through the Revolution and up to Haiti’s current borders with the Dominican Republic. At its core is a 17-map progression, offering layered historical information and links tied to an interactive timeline that can be manually or automatically played.
Who was Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Why Does He Matter Now?
By Julia Gaffield
Marie-Louise Christophe: A Haitian Queen in Great Britain
Step back in time with Wilford Marous and Michelet Romulus of the Haitian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain and Dr Nicole Willson, Principal Investigator on the Leverhulme Trust funded research project 'Fanm Rebèl: Recovering the Histories of Haiti's Women Revolutionaries' to learn more about the exile experience of Marie-Louise Christophe, first Queen of Haiti, who immigrated to Britain in 1821 with her two daughters.
For almost two decades, the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) has provided scholars, teachers, researchers, and others access to digital materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections. Beginning with collections of Caribbean newspapers, dLOC has expanded to include archives of Caribbean leaders and governments, historic and contemporary maps, oral and popular histories, travel accounts, literature and poetry, musical expressions, artifacts, and much more.