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Caribbean Studies

Historical / Cultural / Sociological

  • The Danish West Indies - Danish State Archives
    Records created before 1917, concerning the small Danish colony consisting of three islands, St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix that were sold to the U.S.A. in 1917 and are now know as the United States Virgin Islands.
    Content includes: The Danish Slave Trade: Timeline for Teaching Purposes
    The West-Indies: Sources of History
  • The National Archives (UK) – Caribbean Histories Revealed [Open Access]
    Provides brief history of the British Caribbean through government documents, photos, and maps dating as far back as the 17th century. Covers topics including: People’s migrant, social, and cultural history; slavery; region in global context, and perspectives on current social and political climate for the region. Glossary of relevant terms as well as useful reference and external links list.
  • The National Archives (UK) - Caribbean Through a Lens - Explored! [Open Access]
    The National Archives has been working with community groups to share and explore our collection of Caribbean images. The National Archives’ collection of Caribbean images are drawn from the Ministry of Information (INF 10) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (CO 1069) and span over 100 years of history.
  • Virgin Islands Digital Collection [Open Access]
    Powered and created by The University of the Virgin Islands Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums. The collection includes items such as: funeral booklets, historical photos, newspaper articles, project introspection materials (educational packages for grade school students, covering regional history and customs), research reports and occasional papers.
  • Caribbean Cultural Studies. Com
    A scholarly website that engages in an informed discussion of cultural studies and the Caribbean. A valuable guide to relevant literature, paintings, sculpture, photos, film and video, and performances. Also houses information and links to Caribbean Studies journals and organizations.
  • Small Axe
    Home to the independent journal of Anglo-Creole content, which is devoted to social, cultural, and political criticism. The website also showcases creative visual work by Caribbean artists working in the region and elsewhere. These pages provide artist profiles and bios, as well as photos and digitized versions of their work. Library has: online edition of Small Axe journal from 1998.
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
    LASA is currently the largest professional association in the world for institutions and individuals engaged in the study of Latin America. Website provides information on the LASA International Congress, special exhibits and important dates, and also links to their publications: Latin American Research Review (scholarly, online access through library from 1965-current) & LASA Forum (open access online from Fall 2006).
  • Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)
    “A cooperative, digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. The website provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean culture, historical, and research materials currently held in numerous archives, libraries, and print collections” (cf. about page).
  • Digital Library of Trinidad and Tobago

General Interest / Current Events

  • Caribbean Studies @ Toronto Metropolitan University
    This website was created in conjunction with the launch of TMU's new G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education certificate program in Caribbean studies. The page "Research Resources" may be especially useful.
  • The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS)
    “Founded in 1969, CALACS aims to facilitate networking and the exchange of information, to foster especially within Canadian universities, colleges, and other centres of higher education, the expansion of information on and interest in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to represent the academic and professional interests of Canadian Latin Americanists” (cf. about page). Links to and information on The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CJLACS): available via library catalogue online from 1998 and in print from 1996 v. 27(42) – current.
  • The New College at The University of Toronto, Caribbean Studies Program
    “An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the complexity of issues pertaining to Caribbean history, politics, culture and society, and to Caribbean peoples and their descendants in their second diasporic presences in North America, Europe and elsewhere” (cf. about page).
  • York University’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean
    " An interdisciplinary research unit concerned with the economic development, political and social organization, and cultural contributions of Latin America and the Caribbean” (cf. about page).
  • Caribbean Studies Association
    “The Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) is an independent professional organization devoted to the promotion of Caribbean studies from a multidisciplinary, multicultural point of view” (cf. about page). Website provides a link to the newsletter, up-to-date news announcements, and links to relevant networking websites.
  • CSA Blog
  • Caribbean Studies Reference Sources
    From the University of Illinois, African American Research Center, this is a broad guide covering humanities and social science aspects of Afro-Caribbean life and culture.  It is a selective list of reference sources on Caribbean Studies.
  • Share News
    Online news resource aimed at Black and Caribbean community of the Greater Toronto Area. In circulation since 1978. Digital versions of last fifteen months available online.
  • Caribbean News
    Provides links to some 1400 newspapers, internet media and magazines from the Caribbean Area