Conjugal Slavery in War Project presents — Forced ‘Marriage’ in African Conflicts: Conversations with Activist Researchers — November 16

The Conjugal Slavery in War Project, led by York University professor Annie Bunting, focuses on forced marriage in conflict situations in west and central African countries. From 14-16 November, 2016 representatives of community-based organizations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Nigeria, will be at York to discuss how interviews […]

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Upcoming Workshop: The West Indian Domestic Scheme: Racialized Labour, Migration & Gender, 1955-1985

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of “The Scheme” launch, The Harriet Tubman Institute is proud to present a workshop titled The West Indian Domestic Scheme: Racialized Labour, Migration & Gender, 1955-1985 taking place on November 28, 2015, 10 – 4 pm, at the Founders Assembly Hall, 152 Founders College. For the workshop agenda please see […]

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SHADD Biography Project: Testimonies of West Africans from the Era of the Slave Trade

The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to announce a workshop by Prof. Paul Lovejoy in Rio de Janeiro running from November 3-6, 2015. For more information on the event, please see the following link: SHADD Biography Project_Rio de Janeiro

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Bravo Niagara! & The Harriet Tubman Institute at York University presents North Star Symposium. Oct. 2, 2015

North Star Symposium Program Featuring renowned Canadian & U.S. scholars and historians. The North Star Festival presents an opportunity to reflect on the historical and contemporary experiences of persons of African descent in Canada, to examine the large meanings of “freedom” within their context and to engage with the symbol of the “North Star” as […]

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5th Annual Conference in Toronto | Alliance Against Modern Slavery, June 13, 2015

REGISTER NOW – 5th Annual Conference in Toronto | Alliance Against Modern Slavery AAMS’s 5th Annual Conference Symposium on Contemporary Slavery, focused on Moving from Theory to Practice. June 13, 2015 – 10:30am – 4:30pm

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Preserving Memories: Canadian Missionaries in Central Angola Workshop

The Angola Resgate Group, York University, is holding a workshop to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Dondi Mission on Friday November 28th 2014. The Dondi Mission was established by the United Church of Canada in Huambo, Angola, and provided education and medical services until the start of the civil war in […]

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17th Annual Eastern Caribbean Islands Cultures (‘Islands in Between’) Conference

The Tubman Institute is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the 17th Annual Eastern Caribbean Islands Cultures (‘Islands in Between’) Conference on the Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Eastern Caribbean from November 6 to 8, 2014 at the Universidad de Costa Rica, Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. Please see the conference program for more information.

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African Diaspora 2.0: Oral Sources and Digital Humanities workshop

Kick off the new year with an exciting workshop at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, York University: “African Diaspora 2.0: Oral Sources and Digital Humanities” is a workshop that takes place on September 26-28, 2014 at the Harriet Tubman Institute. Co-hosted by Concordia’s Centre for Oral History & Digital […]

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Culture, Politics and Labor in Southern Africa Conference

Culture, Politics and Labor in Southern Africa An International Seminar to be held at the Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil May 11-14, 2015 Scholars have long ago pointed out that Africa is not a homogenous continent. Even so, references to the “History of Africa” continue, often drawing upon […]

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Alliance Against Modern Slavery’s 4th Annual Conference: Slavery Here, Slavery There

REGISTER NOW to save your spot at Alliance Against Modern Slavery’s 4th Conference Symposium featuring the UN Special Rapporteur and local anti-slavery heroes! Alliance Against Modern Slavery is pleased to announce that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery will help open the event and deliver a keynote presentation. In May 2008, the United Nations […]

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