A two-day conference organized by the UCLA Working Group on Caribbean Studies
“The 1950s in the Caribbean” aims to foster a dialogue on the importance of the decade of the 1950s in the Caribbean basin, providing an inter-Caribbean and interdisciplinary perspective on the period. We will bring to the UCLA campus a group of specialists who will give presentations from a variety of perspectives addressing culture and society in the Caribbean during the 1950s, enabling participants to draw connections and correspondences between the different cultural traditions, languages, and historical, political, and socio-economic trends that characterized the Caribbean as a region. Scholars from across the campuses and across the disciplines are invited to join the core participants in engaging in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dialogue.
Robin Derby (History, UCLA)
Jorge Marturano (Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA)
Please click here for information about each presentation.
Sunday 31, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Popular Culture and Media in the Caribbean
Panel organizer and chair, Raúl Fernández
11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m
General discussion, Lunch and Conclusions
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Download File: 1950scaribbean.pdf
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, The Mellon Seminar on Caribbean Cultural History, LAI Working Group on Caribbean Studies
© 2013. The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.