John Angus Martin

John Angus Martin is an historian, archivist and researcher, and currently serves as the Director of the Saba Archaeological Center, Saba, Dutch Caribbean. He is also an affiliated fellow of CaribTRAILS under Dr Corinne Hofman, KITLV, Leiden, The Netherlands. He has a multidisciplinary academic background and diverse experiences. He specializes in the history of colonialism and slavery in Grenada, but explores Caribbean identity and historical relationships in the archipelagic space.

He is currently pursuing a PhD in Heritage Management in the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, The Netherlands, looking at landscape history, representation, memory and identity in Grenada. He has worked as the director/curator of the Grenada National Museum, and a researcher for the NEXUS 1492 project at Leiden University. He is the author of several books on Grenada, including A-Z of Grenada Heritage (Macmillan Caribbean, 2007/2nd edition due out 2021), Island Caribs and French Settlers in Grenada, 1498-1763 (GNM Press, 2013), co-authored (with Joseph Opala and Dr Cynthia Schmidt) The Temne Nation of Carriacou: Sierra Leone’s Lost Family in the Caribbean (2016), co-edited (with Dr Nicole Phillip-Dowe) Perspectives on the Grenada Revolution, 1979-1983 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017), and with photographer Angus Thompson, Grenada Heritage: Journey Across Space and Time (Grenada National Trust, 2019).