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Tubman Talks

The Harriet Tubman Institute hosts Tubman Talks on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00pm EST in the Resource Centre (314 York Lanes). They provide an intellectual space that fosters debate among all York scholars whose research interest focuses on the history and contemporary experience of Africans and people of African descent in Canada and globally. The Tubman Talks provide individual researchers, as well as research teams, a platform for exchange. The Institute provides opportunities for scholars to critically strengthen their research by presenting it to others in the spirit of engaging in debate.


International Conference

The HTI holds an annual international conference. The 2019, on Trans-Atlantic Migration: African Diasporas in Solidarity was organized in collaboration with the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) and held at the University of Ghana (Legon). In 2022,Transatlantic Memories, Blackness, and African Diasporic Identity: Now and in the Future was organized virtually. Stay tuned for our next international conference in 2023 to be held abroad.

Graduate Conference

The Harriet Tubman Institute's Graduate Conferences showcase Tubman Associates' and other graduate scholars' research on Africa and its Diasporas.