The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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4/14- Caribbean Crucible Conference

You are invited to attend the Caribbean Crucible: Atlantic Migrations and the Making of the Modern World conference held at Columbia University Law School, Jerome Greene Hall Room 106 on April 14, 2023 from 10:00 am to 6:30pm EST


This conference asks how our understanding of history changes when we alter our frame of reference to see the Caribbean as the crucible of the modern West, as the progenitor of migrants who radically reshaped the political economies, laws, and cultures of the Atlantic world?


Join to explore these questions through the research of graduate student panelists and roundtable discussions. Panels and roundtables include: “Afro-Caribbean Migration and British Legal History,” “Cultures in Transit, Africans in Diaspora,” “Stories of Migration: Oral History Methods,” and “Digitizing Diaspora, Mapping Migration.”


You can register for Caribbean Crucible using this link  All registered guests will receive a boxed lunch and are invited to join the speakers and presenters for a reception from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. All attendees must pre-register by April 12, 2023.


If you have any questions, please contact conference organizers Rochelle Malcolm (, Samuel Niu (, and Madison Ogletree (

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