FGSJ webinar- Life Between Brutality and Rebellion by Dr Ivor Connolley

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FGSJ Black History Month lecture- Life Between Brutality and Rebellion : An Analysis of the Role of the Enslaved Population in Jamaica

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Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica Black History Month lecture

Life Between Brutality and Rebellion : An Analysis of the Role of the Enslaved Population on Ten Tharp Properties in 1805 Trelawny, Jamaica on Monday 26 October 2020 at 6pm GMT (1pm Jamaica Time)

To mark Black History Month, we are fortunate to have noted Jamaican archaeologist and cultural historian, Dr Ivor Conolley, present a profile of the lives of the enslaved population on a group of properties on the island in 1805.

Dr Conolley will help us understand the lives of close to three thousand enslaved people living and working across ten properties in Trelawny owned by one of Jamaica’s wealthiest planters, John Tharp. Using Tharp’s estate inventory of 1805, Dr Conolley will explore characteristics of Tharp’s workforce – its age, health, occupation and country of origin – and how these impacted operations of the estates.

This should be particularly interesting for us as it follows on from Ke Vaughn Harding’s talk on the recreation of a slave dwelling at Good Hope.

Dr Ivor Conolley is an renowned archaeologist, cultural resources manager and building preservationist. He has a PhD in History and an MA in Heritage Studies. He has lectured in archaeology at the University of the West Indies, led several archaeological excavations and archaeology field schools and has overseen the restoration of numerous historic buildings. He has been published on subjects in history and archaeology; his central research interest is pre-Columbian archaeology. He is a member of the Archaeological Society of Jamaica, the Jamaican Historical Society and of the Georgian Society of Jamaica and has served each of these organizations as president. He is presently a director of the non-profit organization, The Genesis Project, and director of Conolley Services, a one-stop shop for archaeology, building preservation and cultural resources management.

Please sign up and you will receive a webinar link to the email registered. Donations are optional but help support our work to save Jamaica's heritage for all. Video recordings of the talk will be available to FGSJ members only after the event.

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