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News

  • The Revista de História da Biblioteca Nacional of Rio de Janeiro Interview with Paul Lovejoy November 2011
    Mar 30, 2012
  • New Sources for the Study of Slave Societies. A Conference to Launch Vanderbilt University's New Ecclesiastical & Secular Sources for Slave Societies Digital Archive, with the participation of Prof. Paul Lovejoy, Director of The Harriet Tubman Institute was held at Vanderbilt University on February 02 - 04, 2012. Official project description:
    Mar 09, 2012
  • Following Cuba, Angola, Toronto and Columbia, Nigeriahas hosted the meeting of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO's Slave Route Project (March 13-14th), activities that were reported to the Director General and the General Assembly of UNESCO, as well as resolutions to be put before the African Union.
    Mar 07, 2012
  • Performing Diaspora is The Harriet Tubman’s Institute’s Initiative: an annual celebration of Africanist expressive culture. It brings together a number of African artists and global community to celebrate and share the artistic and cultural contributions of African Peoples and gain awareness about the cultural significance of Africana arts. This year’s Performing Diaspora was...
    Mar 07, 2012
  • Professor Paul E. Lovejoy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Distinguished Research Professor at York University, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History, and Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute, has had a long and distinguished career in research, service and teaching. He has had a profound impact on many students at York University and abroad. His scholarship, impressive...
    Feb 28, 2012
  • In 2011, Professor William C. Found donated a precious collection of 141 historical maps and prints to the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections at York University. This collection comprises facsimiles, photographic copies and photocopies of original maps and prints, which are held in archives and libraries across the world. This donation is important because many original maps and prints...
    Feb 22, 2012
  • Tubman's researcher Karolyn Smardz Frost has been cited on The Toronto Star's Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 article called "Black History Month: The unknown story Toronto’s first black postman", by Isabel Teotonio. The original article can be found here. Below you can find a copy of it: When Albert Jackson showed up for his first day of work as a mailman, on May 17, 1882, the other letter...
    Feb 13, 2012
  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS 55th Annual Meeting 
 RESEARCH FRONTIERS IN THE STUDY OF AFRICA   November 29-December 1, 2012 Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA   DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS:   March 15, 2012   PROGRAM CHAIRS: Tejumola Olaniyan, Departments of English and African Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison (asameeting2012@gmail.com)...
    Feb 13, 2012
  • UN announces "A Decade for Peoples of African Descent" - by Manuel Barcia, University of Leeds, in The Huffington Post, 5 February 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/manuel-barcia/a-decade-for-the-peoples-_b_1255669.html A few weeks ago, during the 66th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the issues of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related...
    Feb 08, 2012
  • The Harriet Tubman participated in the annual Research Festival sponsored by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Upcoming Performing Diaspora and the Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora (Africa World Press) were featured. For more information about the research festival, please refer to the official YFile story here.
    Feb 01, 2012