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  • The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Joseph Mensah as a Deputy Director. Joseph Mensah is currently a professor in York University’s Department of Geography and Department of Social Science and will move his office to the Tubman Institute in July 2011. According to Paul Lovejoy, the Director...
    Jul 04, 2011
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute publishes a quarterly online newsletter that summarizes the Institute’s activities and events from the previous months. The 26th edition of the newsletter for the quarter ending April 30, 2011 was recently published and a link to this edition is available by scrolling to the bottom of the news section of the website, or by clicking here. Earlier editions are...
    Jun 16, 2011
  • Professor Mariza de Carvalho Soares and Dr. Nielson Rosa Bezerra are launching their latest book, a collaboration on the role of enslaved Africans in Guanabara Cove. The official launch event happened last 6th of June, followed by a debate with the authors. Professor Soares, a MCRI partner and affiliate of the Tubman Institute, is known for her work on preserving and unearthing endangered...
    Jun 10, 2011
  • Purchasing Culture: The Dissemination of Associations in the Cross River Region of Cameroon and Nigeria, by Ute Röschenthaler. The Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora. Purchasing Culture investigates the emergence of complex purchasable associations in the Cross River region of southwest Cameroon and southeast Nigeria. These associations emerged in the context of the growing...
    Jun 08, 2011
  • Parks Canada finally unveiled its plaque to honour Harriet Tubman at the Salem Chapel in St. Catherines, Ontario on May 27, 2011. Paul Lovejoy, Director of the Tubman Institute, joined representatives of Ontario’s African Canadian Communities, local dignitaries and Park Canada employees to acknowledge Harriet Tubman’s role in Canadian history in resisting slavery and as a feminist.
    Jun 03, 2011
  • The Community Arts Practice at York University, a programme involving many members of the Tubman Institute, has co-sponsored the launch of a new book of plays edited by York professor Honor Ford-Smith. The launch took place at the Trane Studio at 964 Bathurst Street (north of Bloor) on Monday, June 6, 2011, at 7:00pm.
    Jun 03, 2011
  • The Student Council of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (SCOLAPS) has named Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost of the History Department and the Harriet Tubman Institute as this year’s recipient of the Ian Greene Award for teaching excellence.
    Jun 01, 2011
  • Exciting news for youth this summer... The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples at York University invites youth ages 14-18 (or grade 9 to grade 12) to participate in its Student Summer Programme.
    May 18, 2011
  • In November 2010 The Harriet Tubman Institute and the UNESCO Slave Route Project co-sponsored a workshop entitled “Defining New Approaches for Teaching the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery. Teaching African History and African Diaspora.” One of the outcomes of the workshop was a set of recommendations which both welcomed the proclamation of 2011 as an International Year for...
    May 12, 2011
  • The Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS) held its 41st annual conference at York University from May 5 to May 7, 2011. The conference was hosted by the Harriet Tubman Institute and was co-sponsored by Founders College and the UNESCO Slave Route Project. Conference participants came from Canada, Brazil, Portugal, the United States, South Africa, Kenya, Tunisia, Algeria and elsewhere, to...
    May 11, 2011