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Myles Ali Wins Multiple Research Awards

Congratulations to Myles Ali, who was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017. Myles was also the recipient of two prestigious research awards: the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship at York University and the Department of History’s Albert Tucker Award in British History.  These grants have supported overseas […]

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Greta Coger Graduate Student Travel Fund 2017

The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to announce the Greta Coger Student Travel Fund for 2017 The Coger Fund provides travel support to a maximum of $500 per Tubman graduate student for the purposes of presenting a scholarly paper and/or conducting research outside of the Greater Toronto Area. Funding will only be awarded towards the […]

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Gender and Peacebuilding — A blog by Dr. Annie Bunting

“Gender and Peacebuilding: Trudeau can do more to support gender rights in Africa” With the Canadian government about to confirm the deployment of peacekeepers to Africa (likely to Mali), and Prime Minister Trudeau’s recent visit to Liberia and address to the Francophonie on the centrality of the rights of women and girls, it is important […]

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The Greta Coger Graduate Student Travel Fund 2016

The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to announce the Greta Coger Student Travel Fund. To be eligible for the Travel Fund, applicants must be Tubman Associate Graduate Students at York University (part-time or full-time). The fund provides travel support to a maximum of $500 per graduate student for the purposes of presenting a scholarly paper […]

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Great Lakes Women Demand More Active Role in Peace Talks

Women-lead groups in the African Great Lakes region are demanding more active and integral roles in the ongoing peace processes. Activist Julienne Lusenge affiliated with the Women’s Platform for Peace from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) speaks on the current climate of the peace talks on the United Nations Radio. To listen to […]

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Tubman Associate Juanita De Barros Recipient of SSHRC Insight Grant

Juanita De Barros has recently won a 5-year SSHRC Insight Grant, for a project titled “Colonial Institutions and Children’s Welfare in the British Caribbean.” This comparative project examines  colonial institutions that housed children in the British Caribbean between 1880 and 1940. It explores the establishment and evolution of these institutions and their roles as sites […]

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Digitizing Records in Sierra Leone

Professors Paul Lovejoy and Suzanne Schwarz head groundbreaking research project in Sierra Leone. They have begun to digitize a series of rare documents in the Sierra Leone public archives. These documents include registers of Liberated Africans and contain biographical information on African names, physical appearances and testimonies from liberated slaves. Some of these documents date […]

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Caribbean Domestics featured in Sharenews.com

On 28 November 2015, the Harriet Tubman Institute commemorated the 60th anniversary of “The Scheme” with a workshop entitled, “The West Indian Domestic Scheme: Racialized Labour, Migration & Gender, 1955-1985.” The Share covered this highly successful event. Click on the images below for the full stories. Dr. Andrea Davis with her mom Magetta Webb Dr. Frances […]

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North Star Festival – Voices of Freedom Oct.2, 2015

North Star Festival Voices of Freedom    

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Dr. Aaron Bady presents “African Literature and the Afropolitan: the Return of the Repressed”

The Department of English presents Dr. Aaron Bady who will deliver a Job talk entitled: “African Literature and the Afropolitan: the Return of the Repressed”Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 3:30pm – 5:00pm Rm. 101 Stong College, Master’s Dining RoomLight refreshments will be available

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