Free lecture series

NMB will host four public lectures in 2020 as part of a series entitled Bermuda and the Atlantic World. The series of lectures will explore the links and the global forces throughout the Atlantic World that helped shape Bermuda as we know it today.

Lectures will be structured as “problem-based” presentations with an audience participation exercise and a professor-led lecture followed by a moderated Q&A. This method encourages a greater sense of understanding and engagement with the content.

These lectures are also part of the Moving the Needle: NMB Teacher Professional Development which is endorsed by Department of Education. Teachers can receive professional development credit from the Bermuda Education Council (for more information please visit

Seating is on a first come, first served basis for all lectures.

Lecture Information

Lecture 1: “The Early Atlantic Age (1250–1609): Why and how did we get here?” Thursday March 12, 2020, North Hall, Bermuda College.

Lecture 2:  “Early Settlement, Economic Growth & Emancipation (1609–1850): What are the critical stories and events that shaped Bermuda?” Early Summer 2020 (TBC)

Lecture 3: “Bermuda’s Evolution (1850–1945): How did Bermuda transform from a regional to global island?” Fall 2020 (TBC) 

Lecture 4:  “Modern Bermuda (1945–today): What can we learn from the past to shape a better future?” Fall 2020 (TBC)


Dr. Clarence Maxwell, Assistant Professor of History, Millersville University

Dr. Theodore Francis, Assistant Professor of History, Huston-Tillotson University

Dr. Kristy Warren, University of Leicester, School of History, Politics and International Relations, Post-Doctorate

NMB contact is Lisa Howie, NMB Director of Learning & Engagement

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