Recent visitors at the UWI Museum included Cecille Harriott Depass who has been inspired to pull together a memorial to the early development of the University of the West Indies Geography Department. We’re happy to facilitate her call for engagement and participation:
Cecille Harriott Depass: “Open Call to UWI Geography Dept’s students and professors to contribute to a Book of Memories.
“How do we say thank you to the teachers and professors who have played instrumental roles in our respective lives? Four of us who have been closely linked with the UWI, Mona, Geography Dept, at different times, since the late 1960s, have decided to begin such a conversation.
“Since winter 2015, we have been sharing our memories, stories, anecdotes in which we deliberately remember the past at UWI. We anticipate that several geography alums will contribute their stories to the expanding circle of stories.
“Accordingly, Cecille (Harriott) DePass, Faye Lumsden, Eleanor Jones and Beverley Phillips warmly invite graduates/alums and professors of the Geography Dept., UWI who are interested in contributing their memories and illustrations of studying Geography at UWI, and memories of life at UWI to our forthcoming ebook: The poetics of interactive places/spaces: Learning Geography at UWI, Mona.
“The eBook celebrates the significant contributions of the Dept’s founders, professors and its students ( grads, and undergrads) to the Caribbean, and the wider world.
“The book is non-commissioned, meaning, it is produced voluntarily and independently by DePass, Lumsden, Jones and Phillips.
“All written contributions including poems, short stories, poetry, and as importantly, evocative photographs and illustrations may be submitted to:
Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2016
“For further information regarding the UWI, Geography Memories eBook, contact any of the co-authors, giving verifiable biographical information.”
We at the UWI Museum look forward to hearing how it all comes out. The ebook will become a resource on UWI history, as are publications by medical alumni and the Department of Chemistry.