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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of History and Philosophy

Commendation Corner

Commendation Corner aims to record and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our undergraduate and graduate students registered in the Department. The Corner will highlight excellent student work in research, debating, oral presentation and administration to ensure that such noteworthy achievement becomes part of the history of the Department. 

Congratulations to Rev Jewell Callender, MA History student in the Department of History and Philosophy, who presented the opening lecture of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society/UWI 2021 Lecture Series on Wednesday May 12, 2021.
Chair of the lecture, Dr Rodney Worrell observed that “Rev. Callender delivered a brilliant lecture on ‘Fighting for Ground: Tensions between Anglicanism and Roman Catholicism in Early Barbados.’ She displayed excellent oratory skills, confidence, detailed research and a passion for teaching and exposition during the lecture and the question-and-answer segment.”
Mrs Nicole Alleyne, a member of the virtual audience wrote: “I found it to be educationally simulating. I learnt new information. I also liked the delivery style of the lecturer as Reverend Callender wove a very interesting story as she delivered her information.”
The Department thanks Rev Callender for accepting the challenge to deliver the lecture and wishes her continued success. The lecture can be accessed via the following link:

We wish to offer high commendation to Mr Aichirri Adams, one of our postgraduates completing the MA in History.  Achirri Adams is the postgraduate representative of the Department of History and Philosophy on the Liaison Committee of the Faculty of Humanities and Education. He is a teacher of history and Head of Department -General Studies- at the Coleridge and Parry School.  He has presented occasionally the Starcom-UWI Dept of History programme: ‘Today in Bajan History.’
Mr Adams was among those described as ‘new blood’ lecturers invited to make presentations in the Barbados Museum and Historical Society/UWI 2021 Lecture Series: ‘Fighting for Souls: Spirituality and Religion in Barbados.’   On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, Mr Adams delivered the second lecture entitled: ‘Emancipatory Religions: Quakers, Methodism and Moravians in Pre-Emancipation Barbados.’
This Lecture was excellent. Adams drew attention to the competing interpretations, weighing the empirical evidence and providing a summary for future examination of the subject. It was delivered within the allocated time with adequate provision for questions and discussion. Congratulations  Mr Achirri  Adams!