The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) invites the public to its annual Research Symposium, under the theme “Embracing our History, Culture and Heritage” to be held in the IOJ’s Lecture Hall on November 28, 2012, commencing at 9:30 a.m.
Researchers and Curators from the IOJ will be exposing the public to the wealth of information unearthed by the organization, through oral and poster presentations of their research activities within the past year.
Dr. Erna Brodber CD, Sociologist, Historian, and Literary Artist will be the guest speaker at the Symposium. Dr. Brodber is a renowned Caribbean researcher, who pioneered the academic acceptance of oral tradition as a relevant source of information for Caribbean studies. She has earned an enviable reputation in the field of Sociology for collecting the oral histories and the stories of elders in rural communities of Jamaica.
The following oral presentations will be delivered at the function:
Tracian Meikle: “Playing the “Race Card”: Pre – Independence Black Nationalism in Jamaica”
Donna McFarlane: “From British to Folk: Recalibrating Identity through Folk Museum”
Sasha – Kay Osbourne - Weir: “Is Revivalism the New Pentecostalism?”
Dr. Veerle Poupeye: “Objects of Power: Some Preliminary Notes on Late 19th Century Obeah Figural Carvings from Jamaica”
Jason Ramsay: “Transforming Historical Buildings into Museums”
Tracy Commock: “Picking Flowers: Reflections on the Selection of Lignum Vitae as the National Flower”
Kerri – Ann Palmer: “Teach Them, Reach Them…The Impact of the Parenting Workshops held at Greater Portmore Junior Centre between 2009 and 2011 on the Parent – Child Relationship”
Secured parking will be available at 24 Hanover Street.