For the Oct. 20 edition of the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series, Glendon Professor Gertrude Mianda, director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at York University, will host a discussion about francophone African-Canadian immigrants in the minoritized francophone community. Francophone Canadian immigrants who come from Sub-Saharan Africa rarely benefit from the […]
A project out of York University that will advance gender equality in the social and economic response to COVID-19 is one of 237 projects to receive funding under Women and Gender Equality Canada’s $100-million Feminist Response and Recovery Fund. “Creating Space: Precarious Status Women Leading Local Pandemic Responses” is a collaborative, two-year project that brings together […]
In this exclusive interview with Brainstorm, Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, founder and artistic director of the world-renowned Nathaniel Dett Chorale, reflects on the past two decades of the Chorale and discusses this group’s role as artist in residence at the Tubman Institute.
Professor Gertrude Mianda has been appointed the new director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at York University. Mianda’s appointment went into effect on July 1. Gertrude Mianda Mianda is an associate professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Glendon Campus. She also served as the chair of […]
Professor Michele Johnson, at the end of her term as director, considers the impact that the Tubman Institute has made in Canada and across the globe. She hopes to rectify the nation’s amnesia around the presence and contributions of persons of African descent to our history.
SHADD Project led by Historian Paul Lovejoy provides rare glimpse into lives of those in the slave trade across four continents from 17th to 19th centuries.
Nielson Bezerra, who received his PhD at Universidade Federal de Fluminense in Brazil in 2010 and now teaches at Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, has been awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue his research program at York University’s Harriet Tubman Institute. The awards were announced by Gary Goodyear, minister of state […]
A conference co-sponsored by York University will delve into the role of African Canadians in the War of 1812 – a topic researchers say is underrepresented in scholarly and popular literature. We Stand on Guard for Thee: African Canadians in the War of 1812, taking place at Brock University May 10 to 11, offers a […]
Six graduate students from York’s Department of History are currently conducting archival research at the Sierra Leone Public Archives in Sierra Leone to help preserve endangered documents and repatriate historical material to the country. Augustin D'Almeida Master’s degree candidates Myles Ali, Chantelle Flowers and Shoshawnah Ross Lautenschlager, along with PhD candidates Katrina Keefer, Jeffrey Gunn […]
On Thursday, March 1, the Faculty of Graduate Studies honoured Professors Joel Katz and Paul Lovejoy for their excellence in graduate teaching and mentoring at York University. The two professors were each presented with a Faculty of Graduate Studies Teaching Award at the the meeting of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Council. In introducing the […]