IA Events

Panel on Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Publication date: Sep 17, 2012 4:57:43 PM

Start: Jan 23, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 23, 2013 8:00:00 PM

Location: 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ


UCL-IA is pleased to invite members of the public to attend this panel session, with the participation of distinguished scholars Prof Richard Drayton (King's College London), Prof Andrew Leak (French, UCL) and Dr Diana Paton (Newcastle).This panel reflects on the life and work of Haitian scholar Michel-Rolph Trouillot who died on 5th July 2012. The author of pioneering studies on Haiti and the Caribbean, Trouillot's work has made a lasting contribution to the fields of anthropology, history and politics.

In 2011, he was awarded the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Caribbean Philosophical Association in recognition of his contribution to Caribbean thought. He published many signifiant works including the first book-length scholarly monograph to be written in creole - Ti dife boule sou Istwa Ayiti on the origins of the Haitian slave revolution (1977); Peasants and Capital: Dominica in the World Economy (1988); Haiti: State Against Nation: The Origins and Legacy of Duvalierism (1990); Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995); and Global Transformations: Anthropology and the Modern World (2003). 

Entrance is free of charge, but you are strongly advised to register your attendance.