Scott to deliver ‘Who Na No, Na No!’ lecture
May 24, 2013

Scott to deliver ‘Who Na No, Na No!’ lecture

Historian and lecturer in the department of History at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Dr Cleve McD Scott will present a lecture entitled ‘Who Na No, Na No!’: History writing and the epiphanic crisis of naming National Heroes in a Postcolonial Multi-island Nation State.”{{more}} The lecture takes place Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the lecture hall of the Open Campus of the UWI at Richmond Hill.

Dr Scott will argue that what exists at the moment in St Vincent and the Grenadines is a crisis arising largely from a ten-year lapse in historical research on most of the persons being mentioned as candidates for national hero status. The lecture will show how popular memory can distort history, wittingly and unwittingly. Dr Scott will also argue that the nature of the postcolonial multi-island nation state further complicates the issue of achieving consensus.

The lecture forms part of a public education series organized by the Open Campus, in collaboration with Joachim Associates and BDS Nice radio.

The public is invited.