UN launches International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024

The United Nations has proclaimed 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent. With this declaration, the international community recognizes that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. The UN Continue reading

Vanessa S. Oliveira wins LASO Award for best paper at the 2014 African Studies Association conference

Congratulations to Vanessa S. Oliveira, ABD in the Graduate Program in History and Associated Student Fellow of the Harriet Tubman Institute, who won the LASO (Lusophone African Studies Organization) Award for the best paper presented this last November at the Continue reading

Pictures from the Harriet Tubman Series Reception at the ASA Annual Meeting 2014

We are pleased to report that the reception to celebrate the 25th volume of the Harriet Tubman Series at the ASA Annual Meeting 2014 was a great sucess. Below are some pictures from the reception.

Preserving Memories: Canadian Missionaries in Central Angola Workshop

The Angola Resgate Group, York University, is holding a workshop to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Dondi Mission on Friday November 28th 2014. The Dondi Mission was established by the United Church of Canada in Huambo, Continue reading

Alberto da Costa e Silva Tribute at the University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa and Vice-President, External Relations, Louis de Melo,  in cooperation with the Embassies of the Portuguese speaking countries in Ottawa, has the pleasure to invite you to the reading session tribute to Alberto da Costa e Silva on Wednesday, November 19, Continue reading

Call for excursion: The First World War in the Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago

EXCURSION THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN THE CARIBBEAN: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO The Department of History of the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine is offering a two weeks excursion to the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The Continue reading

New publication: Slavery, Abolition and the Transition to Colonialism in Sierra Leone

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora: Slavery, Abolition and the Transition to Colonialism in Sierra Leone, edited by Paul Lovejoy and Suzanne Schwarz.

Tubman Speaker Series: Jan Anderson on chronicling Black female subjectivities from slave narrative to historical novel

The Harriet Tubman Speaker Series is pleased to present Jan Anderson and her talk on “Of No Nation: Writing Enslaved Women into Human Sorority and Citizenship in the Americas” on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 from 2:30pm-4:30pm, 314 York Lanes. Anderson Continue reading