Folklife and Research

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Historical Research Projects

Department-sponsored research projects continue to uncover new aspects of and perspectives on Bermuda’s fascinating history.

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Society of Prudent Men

Society of Prudent Men
Bermudians and the Age of Revolution,  1774-1804

The purpose of this research is to examine the social, economic and political character of Bermudian activity in the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution. It will specifically examine Bermudian participation in the Anglo-American Revolution (1775-83) and the Saint-Dominguan-Haitian Revolutions (1791-1804).

Project Credits:

    Dr. Clarence Maxwell, Principle Investigator

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Learning A Trade-Narratives of Apprenticeship

The purpose of the project, Learning a Trade - Narratives of Apprenticeship is to celebrate, record and document the oral accounts of apprenticeship, apprenticeship learning and the post- apprenticeship achievements of the ex-apprentices of HM Dockyard, Bermuda.

With the help and support of the Dockyard Ex-apprentices Association, it is hoped to explore and illuminate the unique and distinctive learning and working experiences of the HM Bermuda Dockyard Apprentices.

Project Credits:

    Dr. Janet Ferguson, the Project Researcher and Visiting Research Fellow at Canterbury Christchurch University, UK will facilitate, record and document interviews with the participating ex-apprentices.