Charmaine's News

Friday, August 7th, 2020:
"Research into Acadian Slave Owners shows just how pervasive slavery was in N.S., says scholar," CBC Nova Scotia Radio
Audio

MonDay, August 3rd, 2020:
"Dr. Charmaine Nelson demands that McGill examines historical ties to slavery and do something about it," Montreal Community Contact 
Article

Saturday, August 1st, 2020:
" 'So much to learn': The Untold Stories of Slavery in Canada," CTV News.ca
Article

Thursday, July 30th, 2020:
"Is there systemic racism at McGill? 'Of course,' says one of only 10 black professors," Montreal Gazette
Article

Wednesday, July 29Th, 2020:
"James McGill, Slavery, and Colonialism," CBC Radio Noon
Audio

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020:
"It is time to acknowledge James McGill's troubling past and improve it for the future," CJAD Talk Radio, Natasha Hall Show
Audio

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020:
"McGill Students uncover school's racist and colonial history," City News
Video

Monday, July 27th, 2020:
"Students combat McGill's history with slavery in new report," CBC News Network with Carole MacNeil
Video

Monday, July 27Th, 2020:
"James McGill and Slavery,"CBC Montreal, Let's Go
Audio

Monday, July 27th, 2020:
"McGill pressured to address colonial history," CBC National News at 10pm
Video

Monday, July 27Th, 2020:
"McGill professor, students call on university to examine school's links to slavery," CBC.ca
Article

Wednesday, july 22nd, 2020:
"Charmaine Nelson leading the Creation of the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery," ronfanfair.com
Article

Friday, July 17th, 2020:
"Global protests spurs removal of monuments to racism," The Nation
Article

Thursday, June 25th, 2020:
"The Floyd Effect," Gallerieswest
Article

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020:
"Brownstein: James McGill gets his reckoning - over 200 years later," Montreal Gazette
Article

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020: 
"NSCAD Announces Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art and Community Engagement," Canadian Art
Article

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020: 
Nataleah Hunter-Young and Sarah Mason-Case, "Thoughts of Liberation," Canadian Art
Article

Monday, June 15TH, 2020:
Sandra E. Garcia, "Where did BIPOC come from?," The New York Times
Article

Sunday, Jjune 14th, 2020:
Claire Loewen, "Taking down statue of James McGill is only one step in fighting systemic racism, students say," CBC News.ca
Article

gFriday, June 12tH, 2020:
Alison Brunette, "Learning from the past while tackling the history of colonialism," Breakaway,  CBC Radio, Quebec City
Audio

Friday, June 12th, 2020: 
Chris Dela Torre, "How do cities and communities deal with monuments linked to racist  and colonial histories?" Afternoon Drive, CBC Radio, Windsor
Audio

Friday, June 12th, 2020: 
Adrienne Pan, "Monuments Down," Radio Active, CBC Radio, Edmonton
Audio

Thursday, June 11th, 2020:
Andrew Nichols, "Debate over problematic Monuments," CBC News Network
Video

Thursday, June 11th,, 2020:
Suzanne Rent, "Portrait of Slavery in Canada," Halifax Examiner
Article

Thursday, June 11th, 2020:
Jonathan Forani, " 'Systemic Silence': Canada's Ignored History of Slavery," CTVNews.ca
Article

Thursday, December 5th, 2019:
Noah Leve, He Should Have Known Better
*regarding Justin Trudeau brownface and blackface scandal
Video

November 2019: 
"There's Something about You!," Blue Metropolis Contest for Anglophone Students
Video

Thursday, November 14th, 2019:
"Forum explores the brutality of Slavery,"Share
Article

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Contact: academicevents@bgc.bard.edu

Website

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

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
Website

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

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

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"
Exhibition

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
Lecture

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
Lecture

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
Book

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
Article

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
Video

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 
Article

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
Harvard

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

Interview

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

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
Article

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

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"

Article

Audio Recording

Fall 2017
"A Unique Record of Slavery," McGill News: Alumni Magazine
http://mcgillnews.mcgill.ca/s/1762/news/interior.aspx?sid=1762&gid=2&pgid=1855

Friday, October 27, 2017
"Episode 3: The Secret Life of Birchtown," The Secret Life of Canada
https://passport2017.ca/articles/episode-3-secret-life-birchtown

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
"Speaker provides chilling reminder of Canadian Slave History," The Brock News
https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2017/10/speaker-provides-chilling-reminder-of-canadian-slave-history/

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
http://www.thecrimson.com/topic/15-interesting-professors-2017/

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/9/14/fifteen-professors-2017-charmaine-nelson/

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
"Harvard research on Nova Scotia slavery ads aims to broaden understanding of history," CBC News Nova Scotia
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/harvard-research-slavery-ads-newspapers-nova-scotia-1.4287485?cmp=rss

Audio Recording

Thursday, September 7, 2017
News in Brief: "Unearthing the Visual Culture of Canadian Slavery," Canadian Art
http://canadianart.ca/news/news-in-brief-unearthing-the-visual-culture-of-canadian-slavery/

Monday, September 4, 2017
"McGill Professor introducing Canada's Slave History at Harvard," The Montreal Gazette
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/mcgill-professor-introducing-canadas-slave-history-at-harvard

Friday, September 1, 2017
"Undergrads at Harvard will study Canadian Slave History this fall thanks to a professor from McGill," University Affairs
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/undergrads-harvard-will-study-canadian-slave-history-fall-thanks-professor-mcgill/

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
"Bay Removes Jefferson David Plaque," CTV News Channel
https://www.facebook.com/CTVNewsChannel/videos/1517890241605635/

Friday, July 21, 2017
"The Canadian Narrative about Slavery is Wrong," The Walrus
https://thewalrus.ca/the-canadian-narrative-about-slavery-is-wrong/

July 2017
Charmaine Nelson, Up Close: Young Black Women Making Canada Better, CBC Radio
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/upclose/charmaine-nelson-1.4180766

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 Malaga, Facultad de Filosofa y Letras, Malaga, 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 Renee Ater http://www.racar-racar.com/r_ater_nelson_2017.html

Thursday, 25 May, 2017
"Charmaine Nelson to bring Black Canadian History to Harvard," McGill - Arts News
https://www.mcgill.ca/arts/node/6317

Sunday, 2 April 2017
"How Can Men Support Women Under the Trump Administration," POPSUGAR
https://www.popsugar.com/news/How-Can-Men-Support-Women-Allies-43356715

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
"Roundtable: Cash's Bundle: Fugitive Slave Advertisements, Clothing, and Self-Care," The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History
https://earlyamericanists.com/2017/02/14/roundtable-cashs-bundle-fugitive-slave-advertisements-clothing-and-self-care/

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)
http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2017/02/the-untold-story-of-slavery-in-canada-and-montreal/

Thursday, 9 February 2017
Jeff Tuxworth Interview with Prof. Charmaine A. Nelson, Vibe 105 FM
https://soundcloud.com/vibetalks/jeff-tuxworth-interviews-dr-charmaine-nelson