Monday, April 21, 2014

New Event: Fossieck Lecture Wednesday


Department of History: Janice D. and Theodore H. Fossieck Lecture
April 23, 2014 12:30 PM
Science Library - Standish Room
Free and open to the public.

Featured speaker is Karolyn Smardz Frost who will discuss "Planting Slavery in Nova Scotia's Promised Land, 1759-1783." Frost's landmark biography of fugitive slaves Thornton and Luci Blackburn, I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad (2007) has won wide recognition and numerous prizes including Canada's top literary prize. Professor Frost is an archaeologist, historian, educator and award-winning author who specializes in the study of African American/Canadian transnationalism.  She holds a BA in Archaeology, a Master’s in Classical Studies and a PhD in the History of Race, Slavery and Imperialism.  She is the Senior Research Fellow for York University’s Harriet Tubman Institute.  She was appointed the Canadian Bicentennial Visiting Professor at Yale University for the 2012-2013 academic year.