Visions of the Rebel Women and Men of the Haitian Revolution

Tuesday 3th October

In this talk, acclaimed Haitian artist François Cauvin and researcher Dr Rachel Douglas (University of Glasgow) will be in conversation with Lisa Williams, PhD candidate in Art History, University of St Andrews.


They will discuss the iconic portraiture of Haiti’s rebel women and men and the visual aftershocks of the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) in contemporary Haitian art particularly during the current moment of ‘ensekirite’ political and social violence. Cauvin will explore how his family history intersects with Haitian history, including their migration to Montreal, Canada during the dictatorship of François ‘Papa Doc’ and Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier (1957–1986) and its long aftermath.

To meet demand we are also offering an online live stream of the event. Space is very limited, please do not come to the event without a pre-booked ticket.