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A/V: GROWING UP ON WEST ROAD, MONA

Carolyn Chan grew up knowing the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies as her backyard. She considers herself a ‘West Road-ian’, having literally been born at #2 West Road when her father, Wilfred Chan, was in the Chemistry Department of the UWI Mona Campus. But the family also lived for some years at College Common, the other major housing area on the campus, where the Vice-Chancellor, professors, lecturers and senior administrators lived and where their children remember the 1960s and early 1970s as a time of freedom to roam and grow.

A/V: Pon di Ring Road!

Carnival in Jamaica first developed on the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies, brought north by homesick students from the southern Caribbean region and nurtured by students and staff and their families. It’s something clearly remembered by persons who grew up as Campus Kids – spending years and even decades connected to the rhythms of the university and the region.

COMBATING THE LOSS OF CULTURAL PROPERTY – A New Push

What is it that helps ground us in our cultures? Any answer would include histories, stories told across generations, natural specimens, and artifacts – meaningful works shaped by people – that we can relate to with a sense of belonging, wonder or curiosity. Yet the illicit traffic in historic cultural property is leaching that away and it has become a matter of serious concern in the Caribbean as in many other areas with far higher profiles.

Talking Archaeology, Heritage, Conservation, Material Culture

Archaeology, Heritage, Conservation, Material Culture: these are areas near and dear to the hearts of museums and other repositories; and they are the areas from which topics are being drawn for the 16th Archaeological Society of Jamaica Symposium on March 15.

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