Summer Institute 2017: “African Diasporas: Peoples, Cultures, Institutions”

       CALL FOR PAPERS: The Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, in collaboration with the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, presents the 8th Annual Summer Institute:  “African Diasporas: Peoples, Cultures, Institutions,” at York University, Keele Continue reading Summer Institute 2017: “African Diasporas: Peoples, Cultures, Institutions”

Tubman Talks: “Portraits of a Lady: Complicating Characterizations of Women in Ancient Egypt” — 13 April, 2017

Dr. Jean Li will present a paper entitled, “Portraits of a Lady: Complicating Characterizations of Women in Ancient Egypt,” on April 13, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:00. Abstract: Normative portrayals of ancient Egyptian women tend Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Portraits of a Lady: Complicating Characterizations of Women in Ancient Egypt” — 13 April, 2017

Tubman Talks: “History in the Lab: An Overview and Analysis of Teaching Digital History” — April 6, 2017

Dr. Sean Kheraj will give a paper entitled, “History in the Lab: An Overview and Analysis of Teaching Digital History” on 6 April 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:30. Abstract Can history be taught in a computer lab? Continue reading Tubman Talks: “History in the Lab: An Overview and Analysis of Teaching Digital History” — April 6, 2017

Tubman Talks – “Troubling Nostalgia: Reading the “Untold Stories” of Indians in Africa — 23 March 2017

Dr. Alia Somani will give a paper entitled, “Troubling Nostalgia: Reading the “Untold Stories” of Indians in Africa” on 23 March 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:30. Abstract This paper considers two literary texts that attempt to resurrect Continue reading Tubman Talks – “Troubling Nostalgia: Reading the “Untold Stories” of Indians in Africa — 23 March 2017

Tubman Talks: “Sustainability and the Digital Ecosystem: Best Practices for the Digital Humanist,” 16 March 2017

Anna St. Onge, Stacy Allison-Cassin, Andrea Kosavic, and Mona Elayyan will give a talk entitled “Sustainability and the digital ecosystem: best practices for the digital humanist’ on 16 March 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from  2:30-4:30 p.m. Abstract The Digital Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Sustainability and the Digital Ecosystem: Best Practices for the Digital Humanist,” 16 March 2017

Bruno Véras wins Brazilian Award for Promotion of Racial and Gender Equity

Congratulations to Bruno Véras who received the Antonieta de Barros award for the promotion of racial and gender equity in Brazil. Bruno is a PhD student in the Department of History and was the director of the project, “África Aparece: Linguagem, Ensino Continue reading Bruno Véras wins Brazilian Award for Promotion of Racial and Gender Equity

Tubman Talks: “Misoprostol: The Social life of a life-saving drug in Senegal” — 2 March 2017

Dr. Margaret MacDonald will present a paper entitled, “Misoprostol: The Social life of a life-saving drug in Senegal”, on March 2, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract My focus in this paper is a drug Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Misoprostol: The Social life of a life-saving drug in Senegal” — 2 March 2017