Dr. Grace Turner: Senior Archaeologist & Research Officer,
Antiquities, Monuments & Museum Corporation (AMMC), The Bahamas
Grace Turner was awarded a doctorate in Anthropology from the College of William & Mary, Virginia, in 2013. Her PhD research was on the St. Matthew’s Northern Burial Ground in the Bahamas, and is now the subject of her book entitled, Honoring Ancestors in Sacred Space: The Archaeology of an Eighteenth-century African Bahamian Cemetery (University Press of Florida, 2017). Dr. Turner has worked as a Ministry of Education History, Social Studies, and Geography teacher, and in the Museum & Archaeology Section at the Bahamas Department of Archives. She is currently Senior Archaeologist and Research Officer with the Antiquities, Monuments & Museum Corporation, Nassau, and is Adjunct Professor in History at the University of The Bahamas.
Dr. Reg Murphy: President of The Historical and Archaeological Society of Antigua and Barbuda
Reg Murphy is the Secretary-General for the National Commission UNESCO Antigua and Barbuda. He is also an Affiliated Professor of the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, and the President of the Historical and Archaeological Society of Antigua and Barbuda. He is a past president of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology, and continues to serve as a board member. Dr. Murphy also served as a trustee of the Clarence House Restoration Trust and as Chairman of the Betty's Hope Estate Project. He is a director of the Barbuda Research and Archaeological Center, and serves on the advisory committees for the restoration of Government House, and for Heritage Tourism development on the island. Reg is strongly committed to archaeology, heritage conservation, restoration of historical sites, and museum development in the Caribbean. With assistance from his small team, he recently wrote and submitted the successful nomination dossier for the Nelson's Dockyard as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2013, he was presented a National Award by the Government of Antigua Barbuda, and in November 2018 was invested with the M.B.E.
John Angus Martin, Director of the Saba Archaeological Center
John Angus Martin is an historian, archivist and researcher, and currently serves as the Director of the Saba Archaeological Center, Saba, Dutch Caribbean. He is also an affiliated fellow of CaribTRAILS under Dr Corinne Hofman, KITLV, Leiden, The Netherlands. He has a multidisciplinary academic background and diverse experiences. He specializes in the history of colonialism and slavery in Grenada, but explores Caribbean identity and historical relationships in the archipelagic space. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Heritage Management in the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, The Netherlands, looking at landscape history, representation, memory and identity in Grenada. He has worked as the director/curator of the Grenada National Museum, and a researcher for the NEXUS 1492 project at Leiden University. He is the author of several books on Grenada, including A-Z of Grenada Heritage (Macmillan Caribbean, 2007/2nd edition due out 2020), Island Caribs and French Settlers in Grenada, 1498-1763 (GNM Press, 2013), co-authored (with Joseph Opala and Dr Cynthia Schmidt) The Temne Nation of Carriacou: Sierra Leone’s Lost Family in the Caribbean (2016), and co-edited (with Dr Nicole Phillip-Dowe) Perspectives on the Grenada Revolution, 1979-1983 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017).
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