Summer Institute 2011 / Institut d’Été 2011

"Le Negre Marron", Haiti, 1970. Image credit:

The Harriet Tubman Institute presents

Summer Institute 2011 / Institut d’Été 2011

Slavery, Memory, Citizenship
The Harriet Tubman Institute
York University

SSHRC MCRI Programme
EURESCL Project (FP7 – European Commission)

August 21-27, 2011

The Teaching and Research Programme of the Fourth Institut Interdisciplinaire Virtuel des Hautes Études sur les Esclavages et les Traites (IVHEET) Summer Institute will focus on the connections between slavery (both historic and contemporary forms), the ways in which the institution is remembered (that is, researched, taught and publicly presented) and its implications for claims for complete citizenship.

The Institute aims at exploring the interplay between history and memory and its manifestations in contemporary society. The programme will therefore include an examination of the various ways in which this particular past of forced migration and slavery is recalled and used to determine present day social policy and action.

Participants will engage in the following areas of study:

  • Demography
  • Ethnicity and Identity
  • Biography
  • Diasporic linkages
  • Cultural expressions
  • Memory and Patrimonie
  • Legal structures

This Institute, hosted by The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, follows on the previous Institutes at Aix-en- Provence (August 2008), Ouagadougou (October 2009) and Port-au-Prince (December 2009) and will be held at York University, Toronto, Canada. It is significant that it will be held during the year that the United Nations has designated as the “International Year for People of African Descent.”

Partner Institutions:

The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, York University
EURESCL (FP7 Project – European Commission)
Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages (CIRESC), CNRS
CÉLAT, Université Laval
Université d’État Haiti
Universidad de Costa Rica

For the full application details, please see the attached. [English, Portuguese, French and Spanish versions available].

For registrations and more information visit the event official website.

York University, Toronto, Canada
Sun, 08/21/2011 - Sat, 08/27/2011