Events


Book Launch: “Boomerang Ethics: How Racism Affects us All” by Joseph Mensah & Christopher J. Williams – 15 November 2017

The Harriet Tubman Institute, Department of Geography & Department of Equity Studies at York University present: Book Launch – Boomerang Ethics: How Racism Affects us All by Joseph Mensah & Christopher J. Williams on November 15, 2017 at Founders Senior Common Room (305) from 2:30pm – 5:00pm. About the Authors Professor Joseph Mensah is the […]

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Tubman Talks: “Linking Open Historical Data of the African Diaspora: Methods of Database Design and the Language of Metadata Repositories” – 2 November 2017

Dr. Henry B. Lovejoy will present a paper entitled, “Linking Open Historical Data of the African Diaspora: Methods of Database Design and the Language of Metadata Repositories,” on November 2, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract African diaspora history has a robust series of digital projects that are arguably advancing the […]

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Announcement: International Conference, “Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique”, 27- 28 October 2017

Dear Colleagues, Thank you, once again, for supporting the Second International Conference of the Oficina de História-Moçambique (Oct 27-28/2017, Fortaleza de Maputo, Mozambique). As you know the theme for this year’s conference is “Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique”. It has attracted a significant number of Mozambican scholars, graduate students, artists, teachers, writers and researchers […]

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Tubman Talks: “The Making of a Woodist/Jumbie Aesthetic” – 12 October 2017

Paget Henry and Mali Olatunji will present a paper entitled, “The Making of a Woodist/Jumbie Aesthetic,” on October 12, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract Mali Olatunji, photographer and aesthetician, is the creative inspiration behind an original breakthrough in visual arts of Antigua and Barbuda, and also the wider Caribbean. This […]

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Young Inventors Augmented Reality Weekend Workshop — October 13-14, 2017

The Sensorium Augmented Reality Lab and Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas present the Young Inventors Augmented Reality Weekend Workshop for high school students (aged 16-18). The workshop is supported by Fulbright Canada’s Community Leadership Project. Through innovative activities and programs students will, 1. Spend mornings delving into the rich histories […]

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Book Launch “Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice”

Join us on Thursday, September 28, 2017 as Drs. Annie Bunting and Joel Quirk launch their edited collection entitled, Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice at the Solarium Falconer Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

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Tubman Talks: “From Green Gold to Ganja: The Enduring Legacy of the Plantation Economy in the Eastern Caribbean” — 21 September 2017

Kevin Edmonds will present a paper entitled, “From Green Gold to Ganja: The Enduring Legacy of the Plantation Economy in the Eastern Caribbean,” on September 21, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:00. Abstract This talk will focus on the economic dynamics, which have contributed to the explosive growth in the Eastern Caribbean […]

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Slavery Old and New Series: “Black Tunisians awake after 2011 – but who are they?” – May 30, 2017

Slavery Old and New is a joint research initiative which examines the legal conceptualization of labour exploitation. Through an interdisciplinary, transnational and historical methodology, this project draws on a variety of disciplines, spaces in time, and places around the world, to explore law’s understanding of “labour exploitation” and its relationship to society and practices. On […]

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Call for Papers: “Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique” – Deadline, 1 July 2017

2nd Annual International Conference of the Oficina de História-Mozambique. “Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique” Fortaleza de Maputo October 27-28, 2017. The Oficina de História-Mozambique is organizing its second annual international conference in collaboration with the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, York University; the National Archives of Mozambique; the Center for Research in […]

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CSiW Summer Institute Announcement: Men’s and Women’s Relations in Coercive Settings, 17-19 May 2017

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