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, 13:30:00 - 15:30:00 Add to calendar

Interested in the history of crime and punishment, and the legacies of the British Empire? This workshop will examine the role of history in addressing present-day concerns about the form and function of incarceration in the post-colonial nation of Guyana.

Participants will be encouraged to examine some of the key features of imprisonment during the British colonial period (1814–1966) and connect them to the challenges faced by the prisons sector since the country’s independence in 1966. In addition to a guided exhibition of past and present images of Guyana’s prison system, participants will be provided with the opportunity to explore some of the other partnerships that have emerged from the project, including the creation and use of an interactive app for gathering data on infectious diseases. The session will then provide attendees with the opportunity to take part in a roundtable discussion, with officers from Guyana’s Prison Service, to discuss how we can address difficult histories in a way that promises positive social change.