History Watch: The Podcast Series
About This Show
The History Watch podcast series has a simple objective. It explores the ways in which our understandings of the past influence our perceptions of the present and how we imagine the future. In each episode Audra A. Diptee is in conversation with an invited guest about "use and abuse" of history in "real world" situations.
Most Recent Episode
Historical Fiction and Historical Reality in a Caribbean Plantation Society
Dec 6 16
In this podcast, the Surinamese author Cynthia McLeod - who specializes in historical fiction - is in conversation with Dr. Audra A. Diptee of the History Watch Project. They discuss the relationship between history and literature. They also discuss the fascinating story of Elizabeth Sampson: A free black woman in eighteenth century Suriname who owned more than 10 plantations and over 1,000 slaves.
Credits: This episode would not have been possible without the support of the Centre for Transcultural Analysis at Carleton University (http://carleton.ca/ctca/).
For more on Cynthia Mcleod: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_McLeod
Cynthia McLeod's Books (in English)
1) The Free Negress Elizabeth (2008)
2) The Cost of Sugar (1985)
3) Tutuba: The girl from the Slave-Ship Leusden (2013)