Some 45 persons participated in a delightful afternoon of anecdotes and historical details. Professor Verene Shepherd chaired our Panel Discussion: “Finding It in the Archives: Experiences in Archival Research” in celebration of International Archives Day, 2013. Sharing from their wide array of research interests, each panelist, gave snippets of the thrills, spills and chills of archival research here in the Caribbean, Latin and North America and Europe. Panellists shared fascinating snippets of perusing boxes, filled with scorpions and other pests, a room filled to the brim with bound volumes, the value of archives in Latin American societies, and rich historical details which now inform our collective Caribbean narratives.
Click on image of Dr Khitanya Petgrave sharing on her findings in the archives for more photographs of this event.