Trinity College Library Resources

Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive
Trinity in Trinidad Video Archives
Edith A. Graham Collection of Haitian Art

Trinity’s Center for Caribbean Studies Presents “A State Visit to Hartford by Marcus and Amy Garvey” | Flickr.                         Trinity College’s Center for Caribbean Studies Presented “A State Visit to Hartford by Marcus and Amy Garvey” on December 2, 2017, at the college’s 10 Constitution Plaza location in downtown Hartford. Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and local City and State officials were on hand to greet the Garveys (portrayed by actors Michael Cherrie and Penelope Spencer), along with more than 100 members of the Greater Hartford community. The Marcus Garvey Popular Theatre Project received a warm welcome to Hartford—a city where the percentage of residents of West Indian and Caribbean heritage is among the highest in the United States. The theatrical and educational project is designed to help people explore and reflect on the history and legacy of Jamaican-born Marcus Garvey (1887–1940), who initiated a movement dedicated to black racial pride and economic self-sufficiency known as Pan Africanism and was the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL).

Beyond Traditional: Contemporary Understandings of Puerto Rico
(Course lecture series organized by Professor Amanda Guzmán)
The course, Beyond Traditional: Contemporary Understandings of Puerto Rico, interrogates Puerto Rican culture on its own terms – shifting from traditional definitions of the island’s identity formation from multiple cultural influences to contemporary critiques centering historically marginalized communities amidst ongoing climate and economic precarity. For an island defined by a liminality of political status and a historically contingent stateside diaspora, how do we re-conceptualize the traditional as well as embrace the contemporary? This speaker series explores and archives a selection of thought around and analysis of material and immaterial cultural productions originating from island and stateside diaspora communities. Speakers represent a range of diverse positionalities from archaeologists and art historians to museum curators and educators. These talks which originated in a remote Trinity classroom in Spring 2021 invite the future viewers of this channel – Hartford community members and beyond – to join a conversation as we consider new, critical understandings of the island’s cultural legacy and more importantly – its future.

Trinity College Caribbean Film Collection

Acquired at the request of the Center for Caribbean Studies, Trinity College is pleased to share with the Trinity community  a collection of independent films created by Caribbean filmmakers. To view the collection,  Click here.

Other Digital Resources

Caribbean Syllabus
Digital Library of the Caribbean
Early Caribbean Digital Archive
Islam in Trinidad
Puerto Rico Syllabus
Repeating Islands