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Barbados National Archive to partnership with UWI

In celebration of International Archives Awareness Month, a public lecture was held by the West Indies Federal Archives in conjunction with our Barbados Department of Archives. At this, a call was made for our Government to allow the University of

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Barbados Records: JBMHS Subject Index 1933-1966

Journal the Barbados Musuem & Historical Society THE JOURNAL OF THE BARBADOS MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY Subject Index to Volumes and Bulletins (Nov. 1933 – Aug. 1966) An index to the subjects to be found in the Journal of the

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Barbados Heritage: Mount Plantation

Surveying Caribbean Cultural Landscapes: Mount Plantation, Barbados, and its global connections Jonathan Finch1, Douglas Armstrong2, Edward Blinkhorn1 and David Barker3 1. Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK. Email: jonathan.finch@york.ac.uk / edward.blinkhorn@york.ac.uk 2. Maxwell School of Syracuse University, USA. Email:

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Digital Preservation: Memory of the World

The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation 26-28 September 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada In cooperation with the University of British Columbia (Canada) UNESCO organized an international conference from 26 to 28 September 2012 in

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Guarding our past – BNT

The Barbados National Trust – Trying to Guard our Past On the 13th of September 2012 the we were informed that Cabinet will soon receive a paper recommending the establishment of a task force that will be charged with the

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Heritage Lost: Waterford House demolished

Waterford House c1940 – 2009 On Wednesday, 29th February 2012, Waterford House, located on Hastings Main Road was demolished, under orders issued by the Attorney General’s Office. In view of unresolved discussions, members of the Barbados National Trust (Trust) and

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The Antiquities Bill – Revisited

The Antiquities Bill As an aid to answer the queries many Bajan’s have made with regards to this Dr. Karl Watson, President of Barbados National Trust outline what he understands about the Antiquities Bill. “on Wednesday 19th October 2011 an

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Preservation: Emulation a viable option?

Emulation is becoming a viable option Just about everybody in our community has heard of emulation as an alternative preservation strategy to migration. But emulation is mostly talked about — and in terms that are not very encouraging: emulation is

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Barbados Heritage: Digital Access

Digitisation and the Survival of Documents: the records of seventeenth-century Barbados This piece continues a recent debate on the value and pitfalls of digitisation, particularly with regard to material from the early-modern world.[1] Here is discussed the digitisation of manuscript

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Dr Watson – England and Barbados

Early Settlement Barbados in many respects was England’s first experimental tropical agricultural export colony, and was successful for a number of related reasons. Contemporary opinion in the late seventeenth century acclaimed it the ‘richest spote of ground in the worlde.’

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