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News

  • Le Groupe d’Anthropologie et d’Histoire de Port-au-Prince (GAHPP/UEH, Port-au-Prince) avec le Réseau Esclavage, Mémoire, Citoyenneté/ Slavery, Memory, Citizenship, (GTRC/MCRI, CRSHS/SSHRC, Canada), le Centre interuniversitaire d’Etudes sur les Lettres, les Arts et les Traditions (CELAT/Université Laval, Québec), et The Harriet Tubman Institute...
    May 11, 2011
  • Professor Bogumil Jewsiewicki from the University of Laval, a long time associate of the Tubman Institute through the SSHRC MCRI grant known as “Slavery , Memory and Citizenship” will give the closing address at a colloquium organized as a tribute to Edouard Glissant, one of Martinique’s most celebrated authors and literary critic who passed away on February 3, 2011. The event...
    May 04, 2011
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute will host a workshop to assess current scholarship on modern slavery, human rights and development. Over the last decade, the problem of ‘modern slavery’ has moved from being a marginal concern to a mainstream issue, with overall levels of public awareness, official engagement, and specialized research all experiencing significant advances. The primary...
    Apr 12, 2011
  • Tubman’s Karlee Sapoznik, President / Co-founder of the Alliance Against Modern Slavery and PhD Candidate at York University, will deliver the third and final lecture in the Mississauga Library System’s ‘History Minds’ series, co-hosted with ActiveHistory.ca. The series features the current generation of professional academics as they share new and innovative ideas...
    Apr 08, 2011
  • York law Professor Obiora Okafor, a fellow of the Harriet Tubman Institute, has been selected by the government of Nigeria to represent Africa as a member of the advisory committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council. According to Professor Okafor: “The committee is the think tank of the Human Rights Council, its where the thinking begins.”
    Apr 05, 2011
  • Applications are now being accepted for a post doctoral fellowship concerned with one or more of the following areas of research: diaspora linkages, the memory and patrimoine of slavery, the legalities of slavery and citizenship and slavery. The Post-doctoral fellowship will be awarded in connection with a program of research funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada...
    Apr 04, 2011
  • The Tubman Executive Committee adopted a new governance document for the Harriet Tubman Institute at its regular meeting on February 10, 2011. One of the advantages of the new system of governance is that it sets out more clearly the categories of membership in the Institute and the criteria for membership. The document also contains transition provisions which allow for the current system of...
    Mar 31, 2011
  • The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre recently completed a series of workshops on the implementation of a digitization policy that is intended to guide Tubman researchers. The digitization policy is in three parts: our general policy on digitizing at Tubman, a set of technical standards for digitizing a variety of documents, and the procedures that Tubman researchers are requested to follow when...
    Mar 31, 2011
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute publishes a quarterly on-line newsletter which summarizes the Institute’s activities and events from the previous three months. The 25th edition of the newsletter for the quarter ending December 31, 2010 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.
    Mar 30, 2011
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to announce the Tubman website has been migrated to a new server, although the same URL (www.york.ca/tubman) will continue to direct users to the Tubman website. The purpose of this migration is so that the website will be more capable of expansion and less susceptible to down time. This is because the website has now been migrated to a virtual server that...
    Mar 30, 2011