The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Conversations in Caribbean Studies presents: Word. Sound. Power. A listening session in honor of Lee "Scratch" Perry


Following the death of the pioneering dub musician, Lee "Scratch" Perry, this panel brings together leading Jamaican and international dub/’Scratch’ Perry scholars, producers and musicians who have worked with him and whose work is inspired by him. In the lead up to the event, be sure to check out the Spotify playlist curated by the panelists.


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Conversations in Caribbean Studies Book Chat with Robert Fatton Jr.

Conversations in Caribbean Studies Book Chat with Robert Fatton, Jr., author of The Guise of the Exceptionalism: Unmasking the National Narratives of Haiti and the United States (Rutgers UP, 2021). Respondent: Chelsea Stieber (Catholic University of America), author of Haiti’s Paper War: Post-Independence Writing, Civil War, and the Making of the Republic, 1804–1954 (NYU Press, 2020).

African Colloquium Series: Robert Trent Vinson (UVA)

November 17: Robert Trent Vinson (Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute, The University of Virginia) will present "Rapping Zulus: Afrika Bambaataa, the Universal Zulu Nation, and the Global Spread of Progressive Hip-Hop Cultures." His talk will also give the ASC community the chance to meet the new Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute of African-American and African Studies.

African Colloquium Series: Elyan Hill (Southern Methodist University)

November 10: Elyan Hill (Department of Art History, Southern Methodist University) will deliver a talk titled “Altars in Motion: Embodied Visualities in Togolese Sacred Arts,” which explores how contemporary Ewe altars and dance in Togo honor enslaved ancestors, and reenact histories of trade and forced migration.


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