Six Tubman Students Awarded Prestigious Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE)

    The Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) provides Liberal Arts & Professional Studies undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in research supervised by a faculty member. Over the summer months, selected students develop their research skills through the investigation of a research area of interest. Of the 2019-2020 awardees, six are Tubman […]

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Underground Railroad Music Festival: A Blues and Roots Festival

  Friday, Sept. 26th, 8 pm: Fergus Grand Theatre, 244 St. Andrew St. W., Fergus, ON Saturday, Sept. 27th, 8 pm: The First Grantham United Church, 415 Linwell Rd., St.. Catharines, ON Sunday, Sept 28th, 1 pm: Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON For more information and tickets go to

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Back-to-School @ Tubman

As September is now upon us and the Buxton Homecoming is behind us, it is time to look ahead to the academic year at the Harriet Tubman Institute. It is going to be another exciting one! As you know, Professor Paul Lovejoy finished his 6-year term as Director of Tubman last year and Professor Michele […]

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Summer Reading at Tubman

As I sit to write this first blog entry as Interim Director, summer humidity has enveloped Toronto and I have just finished reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new novel Americanah.  From the author of Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Purple Hibiscus (2003), Americanah seems like the perfect Tubman summer reading. Like the Harriet Tubman […]

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Performing Diaspora successfully marked its 5th year with the History of Urban Music in Toronto Conference

On June 1st 2013, Performing Diaspora, a flagship project of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, celebrated its 5th Annual commemoration of African Diaspora expressive culture at York University with a public history conference on the History of Urban Music in Toronto. The 2013 project officially launched on […]

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War of 1812: We Stand On Guard For Thee

In honour of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Harriet Tubman Institute presents We Stand on Guard for Thee: Teaching and Learning the African Canadian Experience in the War of 1812, a groundbreaking web-based educational project featuring new research on the Black involvement in the War of 1812. A team of scholars and students has put together a […]

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Forthcoming: La diáspora africana en los programas educativos de Centroamérica

The Tubman Institute is pleased to announce an MCRI publication forthcoming soon: La diáspora africana en los programas educativos de Centroamérica by Darío A. Euraque y Yesenia Martínez.

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Michele Johnson appointed Director of the Tubman Institute

The Tubman Institute is pleased to announce that Michele Johnson, Associate Professor of History, has been appointed Director of the Institute.

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