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Text and Testimony Colective


    The Text and Testimony Collective was initiated by Professor Hilary Beckles, Professor of History and Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of the West Indies, and member of the International Advisory Board of the York/UNESCO/SSHRC Nigerian Hinterland Project, Professor Verene Shepherd, of the Department of History, University of the West Indies, Mona and Network Professor of the York/UNESCO/SSHRCC Nigerian Hinterland Project and Professor David Trotman, York University and Assistant Director of the York/UNESCO/SSHRCC Nigerian Hinterland Project. The objectives of the TTC are:

  1. To stimulate and facilitate the uncovering of the voices of subaltern men and women in Africa and the African diaspora. 
  2. To form a network of scholars and academic institutions that will work together in producing texts based on the voices of enslaved and free black people in Africa and the African diaspora. 
  3. To form partnerships with academic publishers/presses in order to facilitate the wide dissemination of the voices of enslaved and free black people in Africa and the African diaspora. 
  4. To facilitate the dissemination of information on the themes central to the TTC via public lectures, seminars and workshops. 

Department of History, York University,  Toronto, Canada
Email: nigerian@yorku.ca
Fax: (416) 650-8173