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Haiti - Social : Passing of the great historian Michel Hector
07/07/2019 10:01:59

Haiti - Social : Passing of the great historian Michel Hector
On Friday, July 5, the historian Michel Hector passed away at the age of 88 in his private residence in Nérettes (Pétion-ville) following a sudden worsening of his illness.

In a note, the Ministry of Culture says to be "saddened" by the death of the historian Michel Hector.

"[...] He was a generous and rigorous researcher and university professor, extremely loved by his students. A simple man, of a rare humility, sometimes profound but always accessible [...]"

"The Ministry is sympathetic to Michel Hector's family, parents, relatives, and the entire contemporary and contemporary intellectual class, particularly writers, historians, and academics afflicted by this mourning."

Also reacting on the the news of his death, Gary Bodeau, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies said "A mapou fell ! Teacher Michel Hector left a huge void in the intellectual landscape, an inestimable loss for the university community. His contribution to the knowledge of popular movements is immeasurable. That his soul rests in peace !"

Learn more about Michel Hector :
Michel Hector, historian and professor at the State University of Haiti, was Director of the Center for Sociological and Historical Research, President of the Haitian Society of History and Geography and of the Committee of the Bicentenary of the Independence of Haiti (in 2009).

Michel Hector, who remains an intellectual above the fray, has written several socio-historical works in collaboration with the sociologist, Laennec Hurbon. Michel Hector is the author of a major book "Genesis of the Haitian State" (1804-1859) published by Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (Paris, 2009). In 2016, he received the "Jean Price-Mars Medal" https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-19338-haiti-education-michel-hector-recipient-of-the-prix-jean-price-mars-2016.htmlfor his various works in the field of research in human and social sciences.

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