Rose-Marie Belle Antoine talk on Monday September 8th, 2:30pm

Professor Rose Marie Belle Antoine, the Organization of American States‘ Rapporteur on Rights of Persons of African Descent and Racial Discrimination and a Commissioner on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, will give a talk on Monday September 8th at 2:30pm in York Lanes 305. Professor Antoine was elected at the 41st OAS General Assembly […]

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Tubman Speaker Series: “Cross-Cultural Exchange: The Dutch Middelburg Commercial Company on the Loango Coast, 1732 to 1796”

The Tubman Speaker Series is pleased present Stacey Sommerdyk, postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of History at the University of the Witwatersrand, and her talk on “Cross-Cultural Exchange: The Dutch Middelburg Commercial Company on the Loango Coast, 1732 to 1796” on Thursday, April 17 from 3:30-5pm, [Room 305 York Lanes]. Sommerdyk will explore a broad […]

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Tubman Speaker Series: Daniel Yon on race & identity in late 19th century St Helena

The Tubman Speaker Series is pleased to present Professor Daniel Yon and his talk, “The Spectacle of Race and the Making of Racial Identity in late 19th century St Helena” on Thursday, March 6th from 3:30pm to 5pm, 280A York Lanes. In April 1897, Mary Ann George left the Island of St Helena aboard the […]

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Tubman Speaker Series: Bronwen Everill on Sierra Leone Trade and the Ethical Atlantic

The Harriet Tubman Institute’s Speaker Series is pleased to present Dr. Bronwen Everill and her talk on “Sierra Leone Trade and the Ethical Atlantic” on Wednesday, February 5th at 3:30 pm in 305 York Lanes. Everill’s talk will look at the impact Sierra Leone and its anti-slave trade settlement had on the Atlantic region in […]

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Tubman Speaker Series: Dr. Temitope Adafarakan talks about gender identity in indigenous Yoruba contexts

The Tubman Institute is pleased to present Dr. Temitope Adafarakan as this week’s guest speaker in the Tubman Speaker Series: Dr.Adafarakan will talk about “Yoruba Worldsense: Conceptualizing Gender in Indigenous Yoruba Contexts through the Example of Papa Legba/Esu” on Wednesday Nov. 20th from 3:30-5:00 in 305 Founders College. While Papa Legba-Orisa is a central figure in Yoruba cosmology—and it is […]

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Tubman Speaker Series: Richard Anderson and “The Making of the Aku: Ethnicity in Sierra Leone’s Yoruba Diaspora”

The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to present a talk by Richard Anderson: “The Making of the Aku: Ethnicity in Sierra Leone’s Yoruba Diaspora” on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 3:30-5:00pm at 305 York Lanes. This talk, which is part of the Tubman Speaker Series, will focus on the social, cultural, and intellectual history of […]

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Tubman Speaker Series: Dr. Hideaki Suzuki on narratives of bonded population in the Persian Gulf

The Tubman Speaker Series is pleased to announce a talk by Dr. Hideaki Suzuki: “To Listen to Them: Bondage, British Informal Empire, and Diasporas through the Narratives of Bonded Population in the Persian Gulf, 1906-1950” on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 from 3:30-5:00PM at 305 Founders College, Keele Campus. This talk will focus on bonded population in the […]

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Tubman Speaker Series: Dr. Eric Jennings on “African Experiences in the Free/Fighting French Ranks, 1940-1944”

The Tubman Speaker Series is pleased to present Dr. Eric Jennings and his talk on “African Experiences in the Free/Fighting French Ranks, 1940-1944” on Tuesday, October 15th at 3:30-5:00 [S701 Ross]. Dr. Jennings, Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto, will talk about French Equatorial Africa and Cameroon under Free French rule; in particular, the centrality of […]

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Tubman Speaker Series: Ciann Wilson on Thursday October 3, 2013

**This talk has been moved to York Research Tower 519** Ciann Wilson will talk about “Jezebel: Exploring the impact of stereotypes on the sexualities and sexual health of young Black women” in the first Tubman Speaker Series for 2013-2014—this Thursday, October 3rd from 3:30-5:00 pm at 280N York Lanes. This paper draws from data produced in a […]

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