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News

  • The Tubman Resource Centre is pleased to announce the acquisition of Recuperación de la Memoria: Los Afrodescendientes en la Antigua Provincia de Cartagena a través de los Documentos Históricos, Siglos XVIII y XIX: a 10 CD volume of documents from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries documenting the history of the slave trade and Africans in the Colombian Caribbean region...
    Mar 28, 2011
  • The Canadian-based Research Network "Slavery, Memory, Citizenship", the European network of EURESCL: Slave Trade, Slavery, Abolition and their Legacies in European Histories and Identities (7th PCRD), and the CIRESC "Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages, Acteurs, Systèmes, Representations" are pleased to announce their fourth annual international...
    Mar 17, 2011
  • Prof. Paul Lovejoy, Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute, will give a keynote address at the “Slavery in Africa: historical experiences” conference at the National Institute of Anthropology in Mexico City which takes place on March 24 and 25, 2011. The following is the original Spanish version of the conference programme.
    Mar 16, 2011
  • Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone In 2011, Sierra Leone celebrated fifty years as an independent country. Since the foundation of Freetown in 1787 and its incorporation into the British Empire as a crown colony in 1808, Sierra Leone has been closely connected with global changes emanating from the struggle to end slavery and to achieve a multicultural society whose origins can be traced...
    Mar 15, 2011
  • On the 160th anniversary of the arrival of Harriet Tubman in Canada, Parks Canada has finally confirmed that a plaque in her honour will soon be erected in front of the church she attended in St. Catherines, Ontario, the Salem Chapel British Methodist Episcopal (BME) Church. The Government of Canada designated the church as a National Historic Site in 2000 and in 2005 Harriet Tubman was...
    Mar 11, 2011
  • Unfortunately, today’s seminar with Alexandrine Fournier is cancelled due to the flu. We hope that Alexandrine will present at a later date. Happy International Women’s Day. Frank J. Luce LLB, PhD Coordinator The Harriet Tubman Institute
    Mar 08, 2011
  • In an event co-sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Institute, Kenya’s Flora Terah will speak on “The Politics of Personal Violence” at Osgoode Hall Law School on Thursday, March 3, 2011, beginning at 12:30. This is a lead-up event to International Women’s Day in this International Year for People of African Descent.
    Mar 01, 2011
  • Jhon Picard Byron from the Université d’ État in Haiti (UEH) is one of the panelists at the student–initiated conference “Transcending the Border: Dialogues on the Challenges of Hispaniola” which will take place at York’s Glendon College on Saturday, March 5, 2011.
    Feb 24, 2011
  • Just in at the Tubman Resource Centre: Writing Justice: Voicing Issues in the Third Media. In Writing Justice, Lorne Foster (York University Public Policy and Equity Studies Professor) provides a retrospective review of burning issues from the perspective of Canada's Black community over the last decade. "I want the book to serve as both an historical example of ethnoracial media in the...
    Feb 17, 2011
  • The Department of History's annual New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference will be held at York University on February 24, 25, and 26. This year, the conference will begin with a “Historian's Craft” panel presentation and discussion, featuring Bryan Prince, a Director and Historian with the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum and a member of the Harriet Tubman Institute...
    Feb 16, 2011