OER Project Presents: Decolonization During the Cold War

Recorded April 24, 2024

This session on Propaganda vs. History has two objectives. The first is to explore pedagogical strategies for helping students understand the impacts of the Cold War on Africa and the Caribbean. The second is to show, with examples, how people and institutions with power created propaganda and influenced the writing of history during the Cold War era. The session will be led by the historian Dr. Audra A. Diptée.

Dr. Diptée has also compiled a few primary sources (for the Caribbean and elsewhere) that you might find interesting. You can sign up here to learn more!

About the Presenter

Audra A. Diptée is an author, historian, and educator. Her research has focused on several themes related to the Caribbean and Africa. She is committed to exploring the ways in which historical methodologies can be used to advance social justice today.

She has been awarded research and writing fellowships at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy and Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Centre for the Study of Slavery. She has also held the post of Invited Professor at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. She has published books and articles on a variety of themes related to her research interests.

Her current project is entitled Chained in Paradise: How history was used to change the future (A Caribbean Story). It explores the relationship between power and historical production in the twentieth century Caribbean as well as its impact on the the region’s future.

She is a history professor at Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada). She was born in Trinidad & Tobago.

For more about her work, please visit https://www.audradiptee.com/.

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