Tubman Talks: “Institutional and Community Partnerships: Representing Ugandan Heritage Ethnic and Memorial Sites through a Social Media Project”, February 16, 2017

Mary Leigh Morbey, Maureen Senoga, Michelle Sengara and Mary Pat O’Meara will present a paper entitled, “Institutional and Community Partnerships: Representing Ugandan Heritage Ethnic and Memorial Sites through a Social Media Project”, on February 16, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Institutional and Community Partnerships: Representing Ugandan Heritage Ethnic and Memorial Sites through a Social Media Project”, February 16, 2017

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

Summer Institute 2016: Slavery, Memory and Citizenship

                                                                The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and Its Diasporas, York University, Toronto in collaboration with The Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston Jamaica, presents the Seventh Annual Summer Institute:  “Slavery, Memory, Citizenship” at the Continue reading Summer Institute 2016: Slavery, Memory and Citizenship

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

CFP: African Studies Symposium – Exile, Deportation, and Forced Labor in Colonial Africa – April 2-4, 2015, Rochester NY

Conable African Studies Symposium – Exile, Deportation, and Forced labour in Colonial Africa Rochester, New York, April 2-4, 2015  “the extreme solitude of his existence …saddened the ancestor’s spirit.” Les derniers rois mages, Maryse Condé     In Maryse Condé’s 1997 Continue reading CFP: African Studies Symposium – Exile, Deportation, and Forced Labor in Colonial Africa – April 2-4, 2015, Rochester NY

Research International Film Festival website launch

The Tubman Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Research International Film Festival (RIFF) website. RIFF is a collaborative effort of the Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages – Acteurs, Systèmes, Représentations (CIRESC), Centre interuniversitaire d’études sur Continue reading Research International Film Festival website launch

Tubman Speaker Series: Denielle Elliott on the ethics and politics of labour practices in clinical trial research in East Africa

The Tubman Speaker Series is pleased to present Professor Denielle Elliott and her talk on “Lean Production, Labour Politics and Clinical Trial Research in East Africa” on Thursday, February 27th from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in S701 Ross. At a work Continue reading Tubman Speaker Series: Denielle Elliott on the ethics and politics of labour practices in clinical trial research in East Africa

Tubman welcomes exchange student: José Andrés Fernández Montes de Oca

The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to welcome international exchange student, José Andrés Fernández Montes de Oca. Fernández is at the Tubman Institute and York University, through the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship. Fernández’s undergraduate research was focused Continue reading Tubman welcomes exchange student: José Andrés Fernández Montes de Oca

Annual Law & Society Lecture on human rights, trafficking and quantification

Dr. Sally Engle Merry, from the Department of Anthropology at New York University will present a talk titled, “The Seductions of Quantification: Human Rights, Trafficking, and the Rise of Indicator Culture” on Monday December 2 from 2:30-4pm in the Senate Continue reading Annual Law & Society Lecture on human rights, trafficking and quantification