External Institutions

The Harriet Tubman Institute is dedicated to capturing, studying, and telling the story of the migration of African peoples around the globe, from centuries ago to the present day. They search the world for materials that help them know and understand this history – from official and personal documents to photographs, interviews and maps. Using leading-edge digital technology, they preserve and make these accessible to anyone with an interest in seeing and learning from this rich store of information. As an institute of scholars, they also conduct an extensive program of research, publication, and post-graduate studies.

The Law in Slavery and Freedom Project is a curricular and research initiative that has been developed in collaboration with The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France; the University of Cologne, Germany; the University of Campinas, Brazil; the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; and the Centro Juan Marinello in Havana, Cuba. Students from these institutions have participated in seminars taught by faculty from all sites and continue to exchange ideas through online discussions of readings on the topic of law and slavery in the Atlantic world.

The Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) pursues research and learning, shedding new light on slavery and its modern human rights resonances. Academics at WISE assemble, analyse and disseminate data related to slavery and emancipation, past and present, and in doing so draw on the latest available technology.