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

Tubman Speaker Series: Dr. Temitope Adafarakan talks about gender identity in indigenous Yoruba contexts

The Tubman Institute is pleased to present Dr. Temitope Adafarakan as this week’s guest speaker in the Tubman Speaker Series: Dr.Adafarakan will talk about “Yoruba Worldsense: Conceptualizing Gender in Indigenous Yoruba Contexts through the Example of Papa Legba/Esu” on Wednesday Nov. 20th from 3:30-5:00 Continue reading Tubman Speaker Series: Dr. Temitope Adafarakan talks about gender identity in indigenous Yoruba contexts

CFP: The University of Texas Africa Conference; African Diasporas: Old and New

CALL FOR PAPERS The University of Texas Africa Conference African Diasporas: Old and New Venue: The University of Texas at Austin April 3-6, 2014 We are now inviting scholars to submit conference papers and full panelproposals for the 2014 conference Continue reading CFP: The University of Texas Africa Conference; African Diasporas: Old and New

Tubman Speaker Series: Richard Anderson and “The Making of the Aku: Ethnicity in Sierra Leone’s Yoruba Diaspora”

The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to present a talk by Richard Anderson: “The Making of the Aku: Ethnicity in Sierra Leone’s Yoruba Diaspora” on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 3:30-5:00pm at 305 York Lanes. This talk, which is part Continue reading Tubman Speaker Series: Richard Anderson and “The Making of the Aku: Ethnicity in Sierra Leone’s Yoruba Diaspora”

New reference tool: Global Health and Human Rights Database

The Global Health and Human Rights Database, formally launched on October 24, 2013, is a fully searchable online database of more than 1000 judgments, constitutions and international instruments on the intersection between health and human rights.  The database was developed by Continue reading New reference tool: Global Health and Human Rights Database

CFP: Re/framing Slavery, Contemporary Child Labor & Rights, and Abolition and Emancipation across Time and Space: A Conference in Honor of Professor Paul E. Lovejoy

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE TOPIC: Re/framing Slavery, Contemporary Child Labor & Rights, and Abolition and Emancipation across Time and Space: A Conference in Honor of Professor Paul E. Lovejoy DATE: May 22-May 24, 2014 VENUE: Continue reading CFP: Re/framing Slavery, Contemporary Child Labor & Rights, and Abolition and Emancipation across Time and Space: A Conference in Honor of Professor Paul E. Lovejoy

Tubman Working Paper Series: Njeri Campbell on African women’s experiences of discrimination in the workplace

The Tubman Institute is pleased to announce Njeri Campbell, JD 2014, Osgoode Hall Law School at York, will be presenting a paper on “African women’s experiences of discrimination in the workplace” as part of the Tubman Working Paper Series on Tuesday November Continue reading Tubman Working Paper Series: Njeri Campbell on African women’s experiences of discrimination in the workplace

Tubman Speaker Series: Dr. Hideaki Suzuki on narratives of bonded population in the Persian Gulf

The Tubman Speaker Series is pleased to announce a talk by Dr. Hideaki Suzuki: “To Listen to Them: Bondage, British Informal Empire, and Diasporas through the Narratives of Bonded Population in the Persian Gulf, 1906-1950” on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 from 3:30-5:00PM Continue reading Tubman Speaker Series: Dr. Hideaki Suzuki on narratives of bonded population in the Persian Gulf

Tubman Speaker Series: Dr. Eric Jennings on “African Experiences in the Free/Fighting French Ranks, 1940-1944”

The Tubman Speaker Series is pleased to present Dr. Eric Jennings and his talk on “African Experiences in the Free/Fighting French Ranks, 1940-1944” on Tuesday, October 15th at 3:30-5:00 [S701 Ross]. Dr. Jennings, Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto, will talk Continue reading Tubman Speaker Series: Dr. Eric Jennings on “African Experiences in the Free/Fighting French Ranks, 1940-1944”