FGSJ Webinar: Jamaica Ladies – Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain’s Atlantic Empire

Women propped up the largest slave society in the British Empire. Jamaica Ladies is the first systematic study of the free and freed women of European, Euro-African, and African descent who perpetuated chattel slavery and reaped its profits in the British Empire. Their actions helped transform Jamaica into the wealthiest slaveholding… Continue Reading

The Wattle and Red Earth (WARE) Collective

The aim of the WARE Collective is to build an open-air museum featuring examples of traditional forms of Jamaican buildings. The idea is similar to that of the Weald and Downland Museum in Sussex. The site is at Southfield, St Elizabeth, which is… Continue Reading

Robert Barker’s Jamaican Silver collection

Robert Barker bequeathed his superb collection of 18th century silver made in Jamaica to the Museum of Scotland. Many Scottish silversmiths were working on the island and producing fabulous work but that is only part of the story. To find… Continue Reading