Tubman Talks: “Beyond the Lonely Londoners: Black British Women Writers Gendering and Racing the Caribbean in London

Dr. Andrea Davis will present a paper entitled, “Beyond The Lonely Londoners: Black British Women Writers Gendering and Racing the Caribbean in London,” on September 29, 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract This paper examines Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Beyond the Lonely Londoners: Black British Women Writers Gendering and Racing the Caribbean in London

Tubman Talks: “In/visibility: Black Bodies in Canada—Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”

Michele Johnson will present a paper entitled, “In/visibility: Black Bodies in Canada—Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” on 5 May 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Immediately following will be the launch of Dan Grafton Hill III: Proceedings of a symposium on Continue reading Tubman Talks: “In/visibility: Black Bodies in Canada—Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”

Tubman Talks: “Protecting Their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”

Dr. Vanessa Oliveira will present a paper entitled, “Protecting their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”on 28 April 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Bio Vanessa S. Oliveira received her Ph.D from York University and holds a Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Protecting Their Wealth: Female Self-Endowment in 19th Century Luanda”

Tubman associate Juanita De Barros recipient of prestigious 5 year SSHRC Insight Grant

Juanita De Barros has recently won a 5-year SSHRC Insight Grant, for a project titled “Colonial Institutions and Children’s Welfare in the British Caribbean.” This comparative project examines  colonial institutions that housed children in the British Caribbean between 1880 and Continue reading Tubman associate Juanita De Barros recipient of prestigious 5 year SSHRC Insight Grant

Summer Institute 2016: Slavery, Memory and Citizenship

                                                                The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and Its Diasporas, York University, Toronto in collaboration with The Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston Jamaica, presents the Seventh Annual Summer Institute:  “Slavery, Memory, Citizenship” at the Continue reading Summer Institute 2016: Slavery, Memory and Citizenship

Tubman Talks:“The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-58”

Dr. Glyne Griffith will present a paper entitled, “The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-58”on 21 April 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Bio Glyne Griffith completed undergraduate studies in English and Political Science at Continue reading Tubman Talks:“The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-58”

Tubman Talks: “Chiefly Governance in Colonial Malawi and Post-Colonial Malawi”

Dr. Joey Power will present a paper entitled, “Chiefly Governance in Colonial Malawi and Post-Colonial Malawi” on 14 April 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00. Biography: Dr. Joey Power teaches African history and history through film to Ryerson undergraduates. Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Chiefly Governance in Colonial Malawi and Post-Colonial Malawi”