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New York University set to host the 9th Annual Tubman Summer Institute: “New Geographies – Africa and African Diasporas,” 6-10 August 2018

The Harriet Tubman Institute at York University and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University (NYU) present the 9th Annual Summer Institute: “New Geographies: Africa and African Diasporas.” This year the Institute will be held at NYU from August 6-10, 2018.  Researchers will offer panels, roundtable discussions, and plenary sessions that […]

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Tubman Talks – “Indigeneity and Finance: The Case of Ghana’s Formalization of Susu Banks,” 1 March 2018

Mr. Obed Yaw Asamany will present a paper entitled, “Indigeneity and Finance: The Case of Ghana’s Formalization of Susu Banks”, on March 1, 2018 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:00. Abstract: For centuries the people of Ghana have relied on traditional collectives called Susus (coops) to do banking. Today the majority of […]

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Tubman Talks: “Africa is Here”: Afropolitan Imagineering, Global Presence and the White Gaze – 15 February 2018

Dr. Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin will present a paper entitled, ““Africa is Here”: Afropolitan Imagineering, Global Presence and the White Gaze.” on February 15, 2018 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:00.  Abstract: Branded as “Africa’s first luxury perfume”, the Scent of Africa perfume is a “scented declaration of progress”. Particularly fascinating is the […]

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Tubman Talks: “Gendered Migrant Labour: Serial Monogamy and the Political Economy of Cash Crops and Wage Labour in post-WWII Southern Tanganyika”, 8 February 2018

Dr. Husseina Dinani will present a paper entitled, “Gendered Migrant Labour: Serial Monogamy and the Political Economy of Cash Crops and Wage Labour in post-WWII Southern Tanganyika,” on February 8, 2018 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:00. Abstract: My presentation examines how the expansion and intensification of a male dominated cash economy […]

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Tubman Talks: “The Intellectual Origins of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Emancipative Philosophy” — January 18, 2018

Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo will present a paper entitled, “The Intellectual Origins of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Emancipative Philosophy”, on January 18, 2018 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract: Martin Luther King, Jr. is without doubt the greatest American figure in 20th century. A Baptist priest of vast intellectual depth and complexity, […]

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Tubman Talks: “Using Genealogical Tools for Biographical Research” — January 11, 2018

Guylaine Pétrin will present a paper entitled, “Using Genealogical Tools for Biographical Research,” on January 11, 2018 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:00.  Abstract: This presentation will focus on how historians can use tools such as Ancestry and FamilySearch.org to research the lives of the formerly enslaved.  Some general tools will be […]

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Tubman Talks: “Afropolitanism and the Literary and Popular Imagination,” — 30 November 2017

Dr. Vermonja R. Alston will present a paper entitled, “Afropolitanism and the Literary and Popular Imagination,” on November 30, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract: In the social sciences, the concept of cosmopolitanism has come under increasing criticism as a mask for globalization, neo-colonialism, or a shape shifting, multiculturalism. Despite […]

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Tubman Talks: “Irrelevant No More? Wrestling with Diasporic Thought in the Great White North,” – 23 November 2017

Dr. Daniel McNeil will present a paper entitled, “Irrelevant No More? Wrestling with Diasporic Thought in the Great White North,” on November 23, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract: This talk places Richard Iton’s In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era in […]

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Tubman Talks – “Making Sense of the Jamaica Hansard, 1920-1944: A Critical Analysis of the Structure of Power, Authority and Influence Under Crown Colony Government” – 16 November 2017

Dr. Yvonne Brown will present a paper entitled, “Making Sense of the Jamaica Hansard, 1920-1944: A Critical Analysis of the Structure of Power, Authority and Influence Under Crown Colony Government,” on November 16, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract: In constructing a political biography of a legislative councillor who served […]

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Tubman Talks: “The Treasury of Weary Souls” – 9 November 2017

Dr. Michael Ralph will present a paper entitled, “The Treasury of Weary Souls” on November 9, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract: The Treasury of Weary Souls contains more than 1300 policy records of enslaved workers in America’s most lucrative and dangerous antebellum industries. After the slave trade to the […]

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