The Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars circulates the literature, orature and multidisciplinary research about Caribbean women, gender, and sexuality; provides a forum for critical examinations of this body of work; increases awareness of the Caribbean diaspora; and fosters a climate of cooperation among all linguistic and cultural groups of the Caribbean.
Much more than an online medium, Ayibopost is an intellectual self-defense platform and collective project, based on collaboration. Ayibopost’s mission is to rise to the challenges facing Haitian society and the expectations of their readers.
‘Fanm Rebèl’, a Haitian Kreyòl term meaning “rebel women”, is a project that seeks to excavate stories of women in the Haitian Revolution. Spanning a 100-year trajectory, from 1750-1850, it broadens the conventional scope of the Haitian revolutionary calendar to encompass the radical acts of female insurgency and marronage that predate the Ogé Rebellion of 1790 and the insurgency of 1791, and extends beyond the birth of the Haitian Republic in 1804 to encompass the life cycle of Marie-Louise Christophe, first Queen of Haiti. It explores narratives of resistance articulated through spiritual practice, domestic labor, creativity, survival, subterfuge and armed combat.
Haiti: An Island Luminous is a site to help readers learn about Haiti’s history. An Island Luminous combines rare books, manuscripts, and photos scanned by archives and libraries in Haiti and the United States with commentary by over 100 authors from universities around the world.
The Haitian Studies Association supports scholarship on Haiti and provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas and knowledge in order to inform pedagogy, practice, and policy about Haiti in an international community.
This site is meant to serve as a guide and portal to online resources about Haiti, specifically historical materials relating to the country and writings by Haitian authors. It is geared towards providing maximum access to these resources to Haitian readers.
The division of early nineteenth-century Haiti into two separately governed states led to the creation of competing printing presses under Henry Christophe in the north and Alexandre Pétion in the south and west. Here, you can journey through the northern government of Haiti’s official newspapers and explore its yearly almanacs. Remnants of a robust culture of print, these rare documents, collected from archives across Europe, the Caribbean, and North America, are presented together and in full text for the first time.
In 1819, Haitian playwright, polemicist, journalist and statesman Juste Chanlatte published Néhri, Chef des Haytiens, his dramatized, fictionalized version of Haiti’s final victory over France. It has been presumed lost or unpublished for 200 years. This site offers new biographical information on Juste Chanlatte whose life – like that of so many early Haitian figures – has been subject to supposition and hearsay; a material history of the physical copy of the book itself, located in Chantilly, tracing its passage from one French bibliophile to another, rebound and miscatalogued; and previously unrecorded series of reviews that traveled across three continents and over two oceans in the weeks following King Henry I of Haiti’s suicide in 1820, as well as the extant evidence that the play was performed and discussed.
The Revue de la société haïtienne d’histoire, de géographie et de géologie lab is an online interactive index of the greatest repository of historical research produced on Haiti, from Haiti. Over the last 90 years, Haitian scholars and intellectuals have published more than 1,100 articles in the pages of the Revue. Founded in 1923, the Société is Haiti's oldest intellectual society and is still active today.
The Radio Haiti Archive contains 1,960 audiocassettes, 1,663 open-reel audio tapes, 5 digital audio tapes, and 37 VHS video tapes from Radio Haiti-Inter, documenting Haitian politics, society and culture from 1957 to 2003 (bulk 1972-2003). Under the leadership of station directors Jean Dominique and Michèle Montas, Radio Haiti was a voice of social change and democracy, speaking out against oppression and impunity while advocating for human rights and celebrating Haitian culture and heritage. Materials are primarily in Haitian Creole and French, with small amounts of Spanish and English.
The Society for Caribbean Linguistics is a scholarly linguistics society dedicated to the study of language in the Caribbean, and to the dissemination of both the theoretical and applied research of its members.
In the summer of 2020, under the leadership of Digital Collections Program Manager Dorothy Berry, Houghton Library put a year-long pause on its digitization projects to focus on curating a digital collection of materials relating to African American history and culture. Houghton’s collections span from the earliest written materials on papyrus to cutting edge 21st century book arts, and while our digitization has run the gamut, we have not historically centered Black history. This project is a first foray into actively sharing our rich collections related to Black experiences from the 18th through early 20th century.
The Douglass-Truth Branch houses one of the largest collections of African American literature and history on the West Coast. A building expansion in 2006 greatly expanded shelf space for the collection. The collection features more than 10,000 items, including biographies, magazines, literature, music and films.