Book launch: Reproducing the British Caribbean by Juanita De Barros

The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to present the launch of Juanita De Barros’ book, Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics after Slavery (University of North Carolina Press), on Thursday January 15th, 2015 from 4:30 – 630pm in Continue reading Book launch: Reproducing the British Caribbean by Juanita De Barros

After abolition: British humanitarian colonialism, the Niger Expedition and the drive to remake African labour

The Tubman Institute, in partnership with the Institute of Comparative Law and the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, is pleased to present a talk by Elizabeth Elbourne, titled “After abolition: British humanitarian colonialism, the Niger Expedition and Continue reading After abolition: British humanitarian colonialism, the Niger Expedition and the drive to remake African labour

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

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

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 Preserving Memories: Canadian Missionaries in Central Angola Workshop

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 Alberto da Costa e Silva Tribute at the University of Ottawa

Celebration of the 25th volume of the Harriet Tubman Series at the ASA Annual Meeting 2014

Please join us in the celebration of the 25th volume of the Harriet Tubman Series at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting 2014 in Indianapolis on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 4-6pm at the Africa World Press & Red Sea Continue reading Celebration of the 25th volume of the Harriet Tubman Series at the ASA Annual Meeting 2014

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

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.