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Duke April 18th pm, 19th pm


Thursday April 18th afternoon

2:00 – 4:00 pm Revolutions: Weaving histories across the Indian Ocean and the Carribean

Haiti Lab at Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute

Location and Directions: a free parking lot will be available next to the visitors’ parking area

Revolutions: Weaving Histories Across the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 2:00-4:00, followed by reception, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

Part I : Preliminary Remarks,

Dean Peter Burian, Dean of Arts and the Humanities, Duke University

Reginald Patterson, moderator and musician: Introduction–“Lisette Quitte La plaine”, violin


Part II:

Dr. Deborah Jenson, Romance Studies, Co-Director of Haiti Lab: Commentary on “Lisette Quitte La Plaine”, Toussaint/Dessalines, Haiti Lab Initiatives

Ainehi Edoro, Ph.D. Candidate at Duke University: Onitsha (1991) with translation in 1997

Dr. Laurent Dubois, History & of Romance Studies, Co-Director of Haiti Lab: Glissant and Relational Historiography

Video by Artistic Director Gaspard Louis: Dance piece on the Haitian Earthquake


Part III: Weaving histories through the arts of the Indian Ocean 20 minutes

Reginald Patterson, violin: Les Essais d’un Bobre Africain (1822)

Issa Asgarally: Commentary on Revolutions: Ratsitatane, Manifesto L’Interculturel ou la Guerre, FIP

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio: Reading of excerpt from Révolutions

Part IV. Open Q/A with guests and audience

Part VI: Closing

Martha van der Drift, Closing Remarks

Reginald Patterson, violin



Friday April 19th

Private event: 2:00 – 4:30 pm Guided tour of The Nasher Museum

  •  “Open forum discussions” on museums & intercultural dialogue

Public event:

7:00 pm Concert performed by Duke and UNC music students and faculty,
including Terry Ellen Rhodes, soprano; Fred Raimi, cello; Jane Hawkins, piano; Becky Troxler, flute

Bone Hall in the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building, Duke University East Campus – Directions

  • Guests’ closing remarks
  • Reception