The Decorative Arts of colonial Jamaica

Fall 2021 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Catherine Doucette (Art and Architectural History)

This PhD dissertation in Art & Architectural History explores the decorative arts and material culture of colonial Jamaica, spanning from the late seventeenth century to the post-emancipation period, through an investigation of the objects locally crafted on the island and through an examination of the networks of retailers and craftspeople (both enslaved and free) that emerged in places such as Port Royal, Kingston, and Spanish Town.