Studies in the History of the African Diaspora - Documents (SHADD) is a hub for several digital humanities and archiving projects institutionally connected and dedicated to the study of African History and its diasporas. It showcases digital and public history initiatives, curated collection of digitized primary sources, inventories and archived websites housed at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas. It is directed by the Distinguished Research Professor Paul E. Lovejoy and co-directed by Bruno R. Véras. SHADD was founded in association with the UNESCO’s “Slave Route Project: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage” with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History. The SHADD_hub is named in honour of Mary Ann Shadd (Cary), feminist and abolitionist editor of the Provincial Freeman, 1853-1857.

Expressive Cultures

The "Expressive Cultures of the African Diaspora" is a research-creation project centered at The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at York University. It explores the cultural impact of the African diaspora in the modern world through the expressive forms of art, music, religion, mythology and history. The project team is composed of scholars from humanities, the social sciences and the arts from eleven different countries. This website includes profiles of Co-Applicants, Collaborators and Partner Institutions and representative samples of our work.