After Revolution: Versions and Re-visions of Haiti

Image: © Leah Gordon, Chal Oska (1998) from the series Kanaval. Courtesy: the artist.

This conference, organised by scholars from the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Liverpool, takes the centenary of US occupation in Haiti as an occasion to explore the country’s history, politics and culture since its Declaration of Independence in 1804. Taking the Haitian Revolution as a key reference point, the conference seeks to present a picture of Haiti’s rich history and vibrant culture beyond the current focus on its revolutionary origins.

An exciting interdisciplinary programme has been put together with keynotes by expert in Haitian twentieth-century history Prof. Matthew J. Smith (University of the West Indies) and the anthropologist and performance artist Prof. Gina A. Ulysse (Wesleyan University); a public lecture by Prof. Lubaina Himid MBE (University of Central Lancashire) on her artistic engagement with Toussaint Louverture; a presentation by Leah Gordon, photographer, filmmaker and co-founder of Haiti’s Ghetto Biennale, and more leading international scholars.

After Revolution: Versions and Re-visions of Haiti
Thursday 9 – Friday 10 July 2015
University of Central Lancashire
Fylde Road
PR1 2HE Preston

Visit IBAR to see the full programme and book your place.

For all enquiries please contact Raphael Hoermann at

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