Past Event

David Scott | The Jamaican 1970s: A Symposium

September 28, 2017 - September 29, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Second Floor Common Room, The Heyman Center for the Humanities


Thursday, 28 September:
The Skylight Room, Graduate Center, CUNY

1:00–1:30 p.m.: Opening remarks: Don Robotham
1:30–2:15 p.m.: Opening remarks: Donette Francis

2:30–4:30 p.m.: The Popular
Rachel Mordecai, On Reading Jamaica Inc., Seriously: Sensational(ist) Seventies Literature
Eddie Chambers, Jamaica’s influence on the making of Black Britain

5:00–6:00 p.m.: Monuments
Petrina Dacres, Sculpture, Architectural Modernism and Memory in 1970s Jamaica

6:00 p.m.: CUNY reception

Friday, 29 September:
The Heyman Center, Columbia University

10:00–12:00 p.m. : Sustaining Social Movements
Kimberly Robinson-Walcott, “Black Man Time Now!” Race, Class, and Culture in 1970s Jamaica
Rupert Lewis, The Jamaican Left: Dogmas, Theories, and Politics, 1974–1980

1:30–3:30 p.m. : Autobiographical Reflections
Honor Ford Smith, Performance, Decolonization and Life Stories: Sistren Theatre Collective and the Search for Radical Alternatives in the Present
Brian Meeks, Reading the Seventies in a Different Stylie: Dub Poetry and the Urgency of Message

4:00–6:00 p.m.: General Conversation
Don Robotham and David Scott

Saturday, 30 September:
Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Project Discussion (by invitation only)

(Source: The Heyman Center)