Tubman Seminar Series 2010/2011

The Tubman Seminar meets on Tuesday of each week during the academic year (except the March 16, 2011 seminar is on a Wednesday). Papers are available on the Tubman website for purposes of the seminar and thereafter may be available upon request, with the consent of the author.

Here is the schedule for the 2010/2011 academic year:

Winter Schedule 2011

  • January 11, 2011: Harvey Amani Whitfield, University of Vermont, “Negotiating Bondage and Re-enslavement in Loyalist Maritime Canada.”
  • January 18, 2011: Vanessa Oliveira, Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, “Denouncing their owners’ cruelty: the voices of punished slaves in nineteenth-century Luanda.”
  • Januart 25, 2011: Martin Klein, University of Toronto, “Sexuality and Female Slavery: A Comparative Perspective.”
  • February 1, 2011: Terisa Turner, University of Guelph, “Freeing the Energy Slaves: Commoners Against Climate Change and the Struggle to Keep Fossil Fuels Underground.”
  • February 8, 2011: Tim Stapleton, Trent University, “A History of Tracking in Southern Africa.”
  • February 15, 2011, Behnaz Mirzai, Brock University, “Re-creation of the cultural Identities of Afro-Iranian Communities in Multicultural Iran”
  • February 22, 2011 – PERFORMING DIASPORA. Reading week. No seminar scheduled.
  • March 1, 2011: Meley Mulgetta, Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, “Reflections on the Ethiopic Ruth.”
  • March 8, 2011: Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Laval University, “Afro-Cuban Female Rappers and the Reggaetón Craze.”
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2011: Judith Marshall, United Steelworkers Humanity Fund, “Extractive industries in Mozambique: the case of Brazil’s Vale” [joint seminar with CERLAC’s Brazil Seminar Series].
  • March 22, 2011: Karoyn Smardz-Frost, Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, “Slavery, Antislavery and Resistance in 19th Century Toronto.”
  • March 29, 2011: Olatunji Ojo and Jennifer Lofkrantz, Brock University, “Slavery, Freedom and Failed Ransoming Negotiations in West Africa 1680-1900.”
  • April 5, 2011: Alia Paroo, York University, “Africanizing the Indian in Tanganyika, 1920-1957.”

Fall Schedule 2010

  • September 14, 2010, Yvonne Brown, Harriet Tubman Institute: “Haunting personal memories of the legacy of African enslavement in Jamaica and the production of an auto-ethnography and memoir.”
  • September 21, 2010: Natalie Davis, University of Toronto: “Judges, Masters, Diviners: Slaves’ Experience of Criminal Justice in Colonial Suriname.”
  • September 30, 2010: Manuel Barcia, University of Leeds: “`Going Back Home’: Slave Suicides in Colonial Cuba.”
  • October 12, 2010: Paul E. Lovejoy, Harriet Tubman Institute: “The Provenance of Catherine Mulgrave Zimmermann: Methodological Considerations.”
  • October 19, 2010: Joel Quirk, WISE Institute, University of Hull: “The Invention of Modern Slavery: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking.”
  • October 26, 2010: Funke Aladjebi, Harriet Tubman Institute:  “I Didn’t Want to Be Anything Special. I Just Wanted to Teach School: A Case Study of Black Female Educators in Colchester, Ontario, 1960.”
  • November 2, 2010: Katrina Keefer, Harriet Tubman Institute: “A Voice through Murder: Poro and the 1913 Special Commission Court Case of Rex V Fino, Bofio and Kalfala.”
  • November 9, 2010: Modesto Amegago, Harriet Tubman Institute: “Linguistic Basis of African Drumming: (The interaction between language and Drumming).”
  • November 16, 2010: Annie Bunting, York University: “Forced marriage/sexual slavery in conflict situations – Insights from Sierra Leone and Uganda.”
  • November 23, 2010: Nadine Hunt, Harriet Tubman Institute: “Commercial and Enslaved Diasporas at Work in Eighteenth Century Jamaica.”
  • November 30, 2010: Frank Luce, Harriet Tubman Institute: “Suppressing Forced Labour in Angola.”
  • December 7, 2010: Robert L. Smith and Jennifer Duckworth, Charles H. Wright Museum: “The Cooperative Underground Railroad Education Partnership.”