Dr Elaine RochaWelcome to the Department of History and Philosophy at the Cave Hill campus of the UWI!

Are you interested in human nature and the human past? Do you want to know more about the
world and to understand how the society works? If so, our programmes in History, Philosophy and Archaeology will put you on the right path.

We offer you the opportunity to learn more about the Caribbean trajectory from the first human settlements to diversified and independent nations. You will also learn about African, American and European nations in exciting courses like History of Carnival in Brazil, the Black Experience in the United States and Women in the 20th Century Africa. What about a course on Philosophy of Sex and Love or African Philosophy? Maybe you would like to dig into the Barbadian past  to examine fishing tools and cooking pots used by the first inhabitants of the island, in an Archaeology course!

Our Department is proud of having highly qualified lecturers, including three Professors and three Professors Emeriti. The History, Philosophy and Archaeology Lecturers are very active in conducting and publishing research, working to bring to our students the latest in their specialized fields at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please take a moment to examine the Information Pamphlet for a list of courses available for this academic year and other useful information.

On behalf of the academic and administrative staff of the Department of History and Philosophy, I wish you a very happy and successful year!
Dr. Henderson Carter
Head of Department

Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: humanities@cavehill.uwi.edu