Barbados Museum launches their 2014 Journal

The 2014 Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society will officially be launched on Monday, December 08, at the Barbados Museum at 5:00 p.m.

(PERSONAL FILE IMAGE, NOT FOR BARBADOS TODAY TO MISAPPROPRIATE WITHOUT DUE ROYALTY, ETC.) This Volume 59 of the Barbados Museum's leading annual publication offers nine (9) articles by historians and researchers on a wide range of fascinating topics.  The 'Barbadians and the 100th Anniversary of the Construction of the Panama Canal' is explored by Dr. Karl Watson and features highlights from the Panama Study Trip organized by the Barbados Museum as part of the activities to commemorate this centenary.

(PERSONAL FILE IMAGE, NOT FOR BARBADOS TODAY TO MISAPPROPRIATE WITHOUT DUE ROYALTY, ETC.) This Volume 59 of the Barbados Museum’s leading annual publication offers nine (9) articles by historians and researchers on a wide range of fascinating topics. The ‘Barbadians and the 100th Anniversary of the Construction of the Panama Canal‘ is explored by Dr. Karl Watson and features highlights from the Panama Study Trip organized by the Barbados Museum as part of the activities to commemorate this centenary.

The two other anniversaries relate to the aborted invasion of Barbados in 1665 by the Dutch admiral Michiel de Ruyter, this topic is discussed by Wim Klooster in the article ‘De Ruyter’s attack on Barbados.’ The landing in 1764 of H4 the famous Harrison chronometer linked to the solution of the puzzle of establishing longitude at sea is discussed by Rebekah Higgitt in ‘The 18th Century search for longitude and the crucial Barbados trial of 1764.’

Dr. Henderson Carter explores the ‘Electrification in Colonial Barbados‘ while Wim Klooster discusses ‘De Ruyter’s attack on Barbados‘. Poor white Women and vocational education in the era of slavery is discussed in the article by Matthew C Reilly entitled ‘The School of Female Industry.’

The other articles in this year’s journal cover as usual, a wide range of subjects, ranging from the development of mental care in nineteenth century Barbados, educational provisions for poor white women in the era of slavery, a biography of the Rev. N.B Watson, establishing a typology for Barbadian red earthenware and a history of the Barbadian Black belly Sheep.

Contributors to the journal are; Dr. Karl Watson, Dr. Henderson Carter, Wim Klooster, Rebekah Higgitt, Leonard Smith, Matthew C. Reilly, Professor Henry Fraser, Erik Seidow and Gerald Proverbs.

Dr. Karl Watson is the editor of this publication for the eighteenth consecutive year and with this issue continues to uphold the high standard of research for which this annual publication is known.

The 2013 Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society is available at The Museum Gift Shop.

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