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News

  • On January 28-29, 2011, the Alliance Against Modern Slavery (AAMS) celebrated its launch by bringing together international experts, government officials, law enforcement personnel, survivors of slavery and more to York University’s campus for a freedom concert and conference.
    Feb 07, 2011
  • Enseigner les traites, les esclavages, leurs abolitions et leurs héritages. Questions sensibles, recherches actuelles. 18,19, 20 Mai 2011
    Feb 07, 2011
  • International Conference Our Legacy: Indigenous-African Relations Across the Americas April 29, 30 and May 1, 2011 “The essence of this country is bound up in Indian land and African slave labour.” These words by Commanche activist Paul Smith speak to the processes underlying the development of the United States. And yet, clearly, these same processes have shaped the development of...
    Feb 04, 2011
  • Crossing Memories Slavery and African Diaspora Edited by Ana Lucia Araujo, Mariana P. Candido, and Paul E. Lovejoy   This volume examines the history and the memory of slavery in Africa and the Americas from the period of the transatlantic slave trade until the present day. Using diverse approaches and a myriad of sources, the contributors investigate how slavery has shaped the past and the...
    Feb 03, 2011
  • Join Trent University students for short presentations on four historic moments in Black history. Come out to Trent in Oshawa and learn about: 400 years of slavery Did you know that 12-15 million African peoples were enslaved to 1888? Haitian Revolution 1791-1904 Did you know slaves in Saint Domingue (Haiti) fought powerful Empires to overthrow the slavery system? Underground Railroad in Canada...
    Feb 03, 2011
  • February of each year is Black History Month in North America. This year’s Black History Month takes on a special significance because the United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. The Tubman Institute celebrates Black History Month each year through a programme of music and dance known as Performing Diaspora. For more information about this...
    Jan 31, 2011
  • The Tubman Institute is proud to host the annual conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS). The conference will take place in Founders College, Winters College and Vanier College  at York University from May 5 to 7, 2011. This year’s conference will be opened by Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri, President and Vice-Chancellor of York University.
    Jan 27, 2011
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute at York University presents “Did You Know . . . ?”. An interesting fact about the African Canadian experience in 19th century Ontario will be broadcast daily throughout Black History Month in our Website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
    Jan 27, 2011
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples invites you to participate in "Slavery, Memory, Citizenship", the Summer Institute/Institut d'Été 2011. The one-week event will be held at York University between August 21 and 27, 2011.
    Jan 21, 2011
  • The Tubman weekly seminar series features an intriguing line up of speakers and topics for the remainder of the winter term, beginning with the eminent Professor Martin Klein on Tuesday, January 25.
    Jan 20, 2011