Tubman Seminar Series 2003/2004

  • José C. Curto, Dept. of History, York University
    Title: “Movers of Slaves: The Brazilian Community in Benguela, c. 1722-1832”
    Date: September 29, 2003
    Time: 4:30-6:30pm
    Room: Founders College Senior Common Room, 305
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  • Gareth Austin, London School of Economics and joint editor of Journal of African History
    Title: “From Slavery to Free Labour in West Africa, c.1800- c.1950: Reflections from Asante (Ghana)”
    Date: October 15, 2003
    Time: 4:30-6:30pm
    Room: Founders College Senior Common Room, 305
    Download: Abstract    Paper   Table   Appendix
  • Robin Law, Department of History, University of Stirling
    Title: “The Atlantic Slave Trade in Local History Writing in Ouidah (Republic of Bénin)”
    Date:Monday, December 8, 2003
    Time: 4:00-6:00pm
    Room: Founders College Senior Common Room, 305
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  • Olatunji Ojo, York University, Toronto 
    Title: “Ethnic Identity and Nineteenth-Century Yoruba Warfare”
    Date: Thursday, December 11, 2003
    Time: 1:00-3:00pm
    Room: Founders College Senior Common Room, 305
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  • Martin Klein, (Emeritus) Department of History, University of Toronto
    Title: “Slavery and Honour in West Africa”
    Date: Monday, March 01 
    Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm
    Room: Founders College Senior Common Room, 305
  • Keith Griffler, Dept. of African American Studies, University of Cincinnati
    (Funded by the Department of History and Founders College, York University)
    Title: “‘They Shall Not Be Free Among Us’: Canada as Destination for Fugitive Slaves and the Meaning of the Underground Railroad”
    Date: Monday, March 15 
    Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm
    Room: Founders College Senior Common Room, 305
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  • Paul E Lovejoy (History, York University) and David Richardson (History, University of Hull)
    Title: “’This Horrid Hole’: Royal Authority, Commerce and Credit at Bonny, 1690-1840″
    Date: Monday, March 22 
    Time: 4:30 – 6:30
    Room: Founders College Senior Common Room, 305
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  • Karolyn Smardz Frost, Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Arts and Letters, Atkinson College, York University
    Title: “Communities of Resistance: African Canadians and African Americans in Antebellum Toronto”
    Date: Monday, March 29 
    Time: 4:00 – 6:00
    Room: Founders College Senior Common Room, 305
  • David Richardson, Dept. of History, University of Hull
    Title: “Olaudah Equiano and African Experiences of the British Atlantic Slave Trade”
    Date: Thursday, April 08 
    Time: 4:00 – 6:00
    Room: Founders College Senior Common Room, 305
  • Dr. Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Dean, Graduate Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
    Title: “And They Resisted: material evidence on modes of resisting kidnapping in Ghana”
    Date: Tuesday, May 25
    Time: 2:00-4:00pm
    Room: Founders College Senior Common Room, 305
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