Slavery Old and New


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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Upcoming Slavery Old and New Seminar by Jean-François Niort

A seminar by by Jean-François Niort entitled Legal Frameworks and Economic Practices: The Case of the French West Indies (Guadeloupe-Martinique) in the 18th Century will take place on Wednesday November 4, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at McGill University. For more information please refer to the following link: Slavery Old and New: 2015-2016 For […]

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Placing Unfree Labour: Slavery old and new

The 2015 seminar series Slavery old and new: Labour exploitation through the ages and around the globe, a joint research initiative between the Institute of Comparative Law and the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law at McGill University and the Harriet Tubman Institute, examines the legal conceptualization of labour exploitation. Kendra Strauss, Associate […]

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Adrian A. Smith on “Historicizing ‘Food Labour’ and Law”

The Tubman Institute, in partnership with the Institute of Comparative Law and the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, is pleased to present a talk by Adrian A. Smith, titled “Historicizing ‘Food Labour’ and Law” on Friday February 13th, from 1pm to 2:30pm via video-conference at York University, Stedman Lecture Hall 120E. […]

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Seminar series: “Slavery old and new: Labour exploitation through the ages and around the globe”

The Tubman Institute, in collaboration with the Institute of Comparative Law and the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law at McGill University, is pleased to present this seminar series, Slavery old and new: Labour exploitation through the ages and around the globe. This joint research initiative examines the legal conceptualization of labour exploitation. Through an […]

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After abolition: British humanitarian colonialism, the Niger Expedition and the drive to remake African labour

The Tubman Institute, in partnership with the Institute of Comparative Law and the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, is pleased to present a talk by Elizabeth Elbourne, titled “After abolition: British humanitarian colonialism, the Niger Expedition and the drive to remake African labour” on Monday January 19th, from 1pm to 2:30pm via video-conference […]

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