Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art & Community Engagement and Founding Director of NSCAD’s Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery Dr. Charmaine Nelson regularly delivers media interviews and presentations examining the history of slavery in Canada.
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CBC Radio One (August 1, 2021) – Emancipation Day and confronting Canada’s history of slavery
The Coast (July 29, 2021) – What Canada’s first Emancipation Day means
CBC Mainstreet (July 20, 2021) – What Black people in the British Empire endured when slavery was legal
CBC Mainstreet (July 13, 2021) – Nova Scotians profited from slavery but we haven’t ‘reckoned with and rectified’ this history
CBC Mainstreet (July 6,2021) – Nova Scotia’s slave history largely erased because it didn’t fit stereotypes seen in film
Virtual Fellows’ Talks
Tonya “Sam’Gwan” Paris
Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 6-7 p.m. AST
Tonya “Sam’Gwan” Paris will give a virtual studio tour to unveil her new work, Freedom is No Game. In this work, Paris responds to Canada’s legacy of Indigenous residential school systems and historic involvement with the Transatlantic Slave Trade to create a one-of-a-kind custom giant chess set.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 4:30-5:30 p.m. AST
Jason Cyrus chronicles Black Canadian history from the perspective of dress, enslavement, and resistance with his presentation Dressing for the Resistance: Style as Amour Among Black Canadians.
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Virtual Fellows’ Talks
Dr. Nelson’s presentations
“She commonly wears a handkerchief round her head” presented by the Humanities Research Group at the University of Windsor – October 26, 2021
Unravelling the Mystery: Edmonia Lewis and Bute presented by the M0unt Stuart Trust – October 22, 2021
Confronting exclusion and redefining heritage goals presented by the National Trust for Canada Conference – September 30, 2021,
*N.B. This was a paid registration ($75 for students – more information here)
What former enslaved people celebrated in 1834 with slavery’s demise in the British Empire presented by NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage – August 10, 2021
A Hidden History: Slavery in Canada – May 14, 2021