Charmaine's News

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019: 3:30pm (Eastern Daylight time)
"The Stream," Al Jazeera

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019: 12:00pm to 1:00PM
"Blackface: People who did it too," CBC, Ontario Today

Friday, September 20th, 2019:
" 'It never went away': Canada's Troubling History with Blackface," The Globe and Mail

Friday, September 20th, 2019:
"How Justin Trudeau's blackface scandal may hurt his re-election - or not," ABC News

Thursday, September 19th, 2019:
"Many Photos albums in the basement likely fneatureblackface pics - says McGill professor," CTV Montreal - 5pm News

ThursDay, September 19Th, 2019:
"Trudeau Apologies for brownface image," Daybreak Montreal with Ainslie MacLellan

Thursday, September 2019:
"Justin Trudeau's Painful blackface past a teachable moment: observers," CFJC Today, The Canadian Press

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Lecture: "Fugitive Slave Advertisements and/as Portraiture in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Canada"
Bard Graduate Center, NYC, USA
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall


Wednesday, August 7, 2019:
Media: "The Growing Field of Black Canadian Studies," University Affairs

Tuesday, July 9 to Friday, July 12, 2019:
Conference Paper: " ‘He…has the ends of both his great toes frozen off’: Enslaved Fugitives in the Canadian Winter” Arctic Voices Conference, Riddu Riddu Festival, Norway

Wednesday, June 25, 2019:
Media: "Students from Davis Academy issue list of demands to the MFA," Boston Globe

Friday, April 26, 2019:
Podcast: Episode 3.27 "Killjoy Survival Kits," Secret Feminist Agenda

Wednesday, April 10, 2019:
Media: "Canadian Slavery" CBC Quebec City
Audio Recording

Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 7:30pm
Lecture/Conversation with Webster: "Exploring Slavery through the Fugitive Slave Archive"

Wednesday, february 27th, 2019: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Lecture: " 'of a remarkably downcast Countenance, and a black and copper coloured mixt Complexion': Fugitive Slave Advertisements and/as Portraiture in late Eighteenth- and early Nineteenth-Century Canada," NGC Lecture Series 2018-2019,  National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Thursday, February 14th, 2019: 10:00am
Media: "Canadian Slavery" CJAD News Talk Radio Montreal - Elias Makos Show
Audio Recording

Sunday, February 10th, 2019: 7:30pm
Lecture: "Exploring Canadian Slavery Through the Fugitive Slave Archive" Herr Lecture, Underhill Lecture Hall, McKinnin Centre, Burman University, Lacombe, Alberta

MOnday, February 4tH, 2019: 7pm
Lecture: " 'he...had meditated an attempt to get on board a ship...bound to Newfoundland': The Limits of the tern Refugees for Enslaved Africans in Canadian Fugitive Slave Advertisements" Moody-Hamilton Atlantic World Lecture Series, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Thursday, January 31st, 2019: 5:00pm
Book Launch: "Towards and African Canadian Art History: Art, Memory, Resistance" (Concord, On: Captus Press, 2019)
Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College Blvd. (corner of Sherbrooke St. West), Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Monday, January 28th, 2019
"Edmonia Lewis," What's Her Name Podcast
Webpage with interview

Friday, january 25th, 2019
"Canadian Slavery Historian to Speak in Lacombe," Red Deer Express

Wednesday, february 27th, 2019: 10:30am to 12pm
Lecture: "Fugitive Slave Advertisements and/as Portraiture in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Canada" 
National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa): NGC Lecture Series 2018-1019
NGC Lecture Series 2018-2019

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
"Double Whodunnit," Fake or Fortune?, S07E04, BBC

Thursday, June 28th & Friday, June 29th, 2018: 9:00PM TO 10:00PM
Canada' Slavery Secret: The Whitewashing of 200 Years of Enslavement, CBC Radio One
Article with Links

Monday, May 28th, 2018
"Black Cemeteries Force Us to Re-Examine our History with Slavery," The Walrus 

Saturday, April 14th, 2018: 10:30am to 6:30pm
Symposium: "Like Life: Sculpture, Color and the Body"
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met

Saturday, April 7th, 2018: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
"Slavery, Race, and Representation: Charmaine A. Nelson and Andrew Hunter in Conversation"
Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Doris McCarthy Gallery

Thursday, April 5th, 2018: 4:00TO 6:00pm
"Enslaved Females in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Nova Scotia and Quebec:
Examining the Canadian Fugitive Slave Archive"
Robinson Hall Basement Seminar Room, 35 Quincy Street , Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Monday, March 12, 2018
Black Lives Rooted #3 - Podcast
Produced by Liz Ikiriko with Andrew Hunter


Thursday, February 15th, 2018
"Prof Teaching Harvard Students about Slavery in Canada," Share, 15 February, vol. 40,
no. 45

Monday, February 12th, 2018
"What does Art History Reveal about Racism Today?" Road to 200, McGill Alumni
Video and Article

Monday, February 5th, 2018
"Thinking Beyond Black History Month," Connecting with Society, Social Science and Humanities Research council of Canada

FebruarY 2018
"Should a University bear the name of a Slave Owner?" Blog Voice, HuffPost 

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
"Scholar shares ads displaying slavery as part of Nova Scotia's grim past," The Chronicle Herald

Sunday, December 10th, 2017
The Sunday Edition, with Michael Enright - CBC Radio, "A Little-Told History of Canadians as Slave Owners, not just slave rescuers"


Audio Recording

Fall 2017
"A Unique Record of Slavery," McGill News: Alumni Magazine

Friday, October 27, 2017
"Episode 3: The Secret Life of Birchtown," The Secret Life of Canada

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
"Speaker provides chilling reminder of Canadian Slave History," The Brock News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
"Slavery in Canada," The Natasha Hall Show, CJAD 800 AM News - Talk Radio

Audio recording

Thursday, September 14, 2017
"15 Professors of the Year 2017," The Harvard Crimson

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
"Harvard research on Nova Scotia slavery ads aims to broaden understanding of history," CBC News Nova Scotia

Audio Recording

Thursday, September 7, 2017
News in Brief: "Unearthing the Visual Culture of Canadian Slavery," Canadian Art

Monday, September 4, 2017
"McGill Professor introducing Canada's Slave History at Harvard," The Montreal Gazette

Friday, September 1, 2017
"Undergrads at Harvard will study Canadian Slave History this fall thanks to a professor from McGill," University Affairs

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
"Bay Removes Jefferson David Plaque," CTV News Channel

Friday, July 21, 2017
"The Canadian Narrative about Slavery is Wrong," The Walrus

July 2017
Charmaine Nelson, Up Close: Young Black Women Making Canada Better, CBC Radio

Tuesday to Saturday, 13-17 June 2017
Collegium for African American Research (CAAR), Diasporic Encounters, Subjectivities in Transit: Race, Gender, Religion, and Sexualities in the African Diaspora; The University of Málaga, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Málaga, Spain
Conference Paper: “Unfree (Im)mobility: Reading Travel as Resistance in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Fugitive Slave Advertisements of Nova Scotia and Quebec” 
conference website
conference program

Monday, 24 April 2017
Book Review: Charmaine A. Nelson, "Slavery, Geography, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica," London and New York: Routledge/Taylor Francis, 2016. 416 pp., 16 colour plates, 26 b/w illus. Cloth $149.9, ISBN: 9781409468912; reviewed by Renée Ater

Tuesday, 30 May 2017
"Charmaine Nelson to bring Black Canadian History to Harvard," McGill Reporter

Thursday, 25 May, 2017
"Charmaine Nelson to bring Black Canadian History to Harvard," McGill - Arts News

Wednesday, 10 May, 2017
"Making Visible Black Bodies: An Interview with Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson," Articulation Magazine

Sunday, 2 April 2017
"How Can Men Support Women Under the Trump Administration," POPSUGAR

Thursday, 16 February 2017
"Racism in Canadian Policing and Society," The Leslie Roberts Show, CJAD Talk Radio

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
"Roundtable: Cash's Bundle: Fugitive Slave Advertisements, Clothing, and Self-Care," The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

Monday, 13 February 2017: 6:30pm
"The Untold Story of Slavey in Canada and Montreal," Roundtable Discussion, McGill University, Law Faculty, Moot Court, 3644 Peel Street, Montreal (entrance free)

Thursday, 9 February 2017
Jeff Tuxworth Interview with Prof. Charmaine A. Nelson, Vibe 105 FM

Monday, 29 February 2016
"Canadian Fugitive Slave Advertisements: An Untapped Archive of Resistance," Borealia: A Group Blog on Canadian History

Tuesday, 16 February 2016
"The Tommy Schnurmacher Show," CJAD 800 AM News - Talk Radio

Thursday, 11 February 2016
"A Lifetime in Academia: These Six Alumni are making Great Strides in their University Careers," Concordia University Magazine

Wednesday, 27 January 2016
"Free City Radio," CKUT Radio

Tuesday, 26 January 2016
"The Tommy Schnurmacher Show," CJAD 800 AM News - Talk Radio

Wednesday, 12 August 2015
"Should the 'N-Word' be removed from Quebec place names?," CTV Montreal

Friday, 1 May 2015
Charmaine Nelson appointed as 2015-17 Fellow in McGill's Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas

Monday, 9 March 2015
"Why Black Painter Grafton T. Brown was Lost to Canadian Art History," Q - Arts, Music, Culture, Entertainment, CBC Radio

Monday, 23 February 2015
Maya Johnson, "Special Report: Examining the Blackface Debate," CTV Montreal

Saturday, 21 February 2015
T'Cha Dunlevy, "Blackface in Quebec: Intent vs. Offense," Montreal Gazette

Tuesday, 20 Janauary 2015
Candy Palmater, "Minstrelsy in Canada and Rideau Vert Incident," Q - Arts, Music, Culture, Entertainment, CBC Radio

Tuesday, 14 January 2015
Shawn Apel, "Rideau Vert Minstrelsy Incident," CBC Radio Noon

Thursday, 4 December 2014
"The Tommy Schnurmacher Show," CJAD 800 AM News - Talk Radio

Monday, 27 October 2014
"The Tommy Schnurmacher Show," CJAD 800 AM News - Talk- Radio

Monday, 15 September 2014
Raffy Boudjikanian, "Facebook User Page Accused of Racism Removed after CBC Inquiry," CBC News Montreal Special Report

Friday, 12 September 2014
Egbert Gaye, "Interested in Race and Representation," Community Contact Montreal, Life and Style

Saturday, 15 March 2014
Netta Kornberg, "#WhiteHistoryMonth: Canada's Art History," Africa is a Country

Monday, 10 February 2014
Takara Small, "Canada's Secret Slave-Owning Past Revealed," Metro New Canada

Saturday, 8 February 2014
Shari Okeke, "Montreal Laureatesof Black History Month," CBC Montreal, Parts I and II

Friday, 7 February 2014
Aphrodite Salas, "Montreal's Slave History," CTV News Montreal

Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Video by Marie-France Coallier, "Quebec's History of Slavery," Ottawa Citizen

Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Lynn Desjardins, "Painting Speaks of Black Slavery In Canada," Radio Canada International

Saturday, 1 February 2014
Marian Scott, "Painting offers Glimps into Canada's Slave-owning Past,"  The Montreal Gazette
Video by Marie-France Coallier

FeBruary 2014
Black History Month Round Table
Charmaine Nelson named as 2014 Laureate

Saturday, November 16, 2013: 5:00pm
CBC Radio One, Cinq a Six
Interview with Jeanette Kelly regarding Resurgence of Blackface in Canada

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
CBC News Manitoba
"Winnipeg Nightclub Blasted for Blackface Photo"

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 9:10am (Central Time)
CBC Radio Morning, Winnipeg (990AM or 89.3FM)
Interview with Marcy Markusa
Blackface Incident in Winnipeg

Sunday to Thursday, October 6-10, 2013
XXXVII Coloquio Internacional de historia del Arte
Estetica del Paisaje en las Americas
9:00 am to 10:20am: Charmaine Nelson present on : "Oh Canada!: Re-Claiming Slavery and Imperialism in Montreal Landscapes"

Watch Live:

Friday, October 4, 2011 (CFRA 580 News Talk Radio Ottawa)
Interviewed Regarding: Racism in Canada
By: Michael Harris

Saturday, September 21, 2011
Canadian University Press
Interviewed Regarding: “Student to File complaint with Quebec Human Rights Commission over Frosh blackface incident”
By: Sarah Deshaies

Friday, September 20, 2011
The Link, Concordia’s independent Newspaper since 1980 (Montreal)
Interviewed Regarding: “Racial Tension Builds: HEC Students Caught in blackface on Campus”
By: Jacob Roberts