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

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

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”

Tubman Talks: “From Padrinhos to Patrões: the Legacy of Slavery and Power Relations in the Affective Life of Contemporary Brazilian Subjects”

Dr. Félix Ayoh’OMIDIRE will present a paper entitled, “From Padrinhos to Patrões: the Legacy of Slavery and Power Relations in the Affective Life of Contemporary Brazilian Subjects” on Thursday April 7 2016 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 Abstract                                   Slavery Continue reading Tubman Talks: “From Padrinhos to Patrões: the Legacy of Slavery and Power Relations in the Affective Life of Contemporary Brazilian Subjects”

Tubman Talks: “Migrant Sex Work, Mobile Phone Use, and Gender in Kenya’s Age of M-Pesa”

Dr. Megan Lowthers  will present,”Migrant Sex Work, Mobile Phone Use, and Gender in Kenya’s Age of M-Pesa”on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Abstract: This talk examines the rise of the mobile phone and the Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Migrant Sex Work, Mobile Phone Use, and Gender in Kenya’s Age of M-Pesa”

Tubman Talks: “The East African Slave Trade in the 19th Century: Between The Global and the Local”

Dr. Stephen J. Rockel  will present, “The East African Slave Trade in the 19th Century: Between The Global and the Local” on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30-4:00 p.m. It is incontrovertible that the nineteenth Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The East African Slave Trade in the 19th Century: Between The Global and the Local”