The National Seminar on Copyright in the Carnival Industry

Yesterday I attended the National Seminar on Copyright in the Carnival Industry in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Honestly I didn’t know what to expect considering that the government of Trinidad and Tobago has not made any headway in negotiations with the World Intellectual Property Organization to recognize the terminology works of mas, which encompasses carnivalContinue reading “The National Seminar on Copyright in the Carnival Industry”

History and Anthropology Conference Highlights Expansive Caribbean Archives

On December 1 – 2, scholars and Caribbean studies enthusiasts came together for a two-day conference highlighting the recently acquired RISM Collection. The expansive RISM (Research Institute for the Study of Man) Collection was founded in 1955 by Dr. Vera D. Rubin (1911–1985), and produced unique social science research ranging the fields of anthropology, history,Continue reading “History and Anthropology Conference Highlights Expansive Caribbean Archives”