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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of History and Philosophy

Partnerships and Collaborations

MOU UWI/ RL Seale and Co Ltd

The MOU between the Department of History and Philosophy, the University of the West Indies and RL Seale and Company Limited was signed on May 26, 2021 by Professor The Most Honourable V. Eudine Barriteau, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Cave Hill and Mr Richard Seale, Executive Chairman of RL Seale and Co. Ltd.
The MOU seeks to foster research on the social, economic, scientific and cultural aspects of the rum industry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Key Aspects of the MOU
  • Scholarships for MPhil/PhD history candidates 
  • Post-doctoral fellowships for history graduates
  • Funding for UNESCO World Heritage Nomination - The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum

Next Steps
  • Sugar and Rum Documentary Series
  • Rum History and Heritage Conference
  • Published works emanating from the research

Contact Persons for Scholarships and Fellowships:  

Erasmus Mundas Joint Masters

The Department of History and Philosophy is collaborating with the University of Glasgow, Radboud University, Lisbon, Bonn, Nantes, to offer a Masters in Reparatory Justice – Slavery, Forced Migration and Reparatory Justice (REPARA).
The UWI will host a Summer School at Cave Hill, Barbados, for 10-14 days in 2022.  This will include teaching; tours to archives, museums, plantations and Great Houses, Windmills, rum distilleries, Newton slave burial ground and engagement with NGO’s.
Contact Person for Programme:
Dr Henderson Carter, Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at