Selected Speaking Engagements

April 28, 2022

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, USA

Keynote Lecture: "He is remarkable for…wearing a Handkerchief tied round his Head”: Resistance as Escape and Cultural Retention in Art and the Fugitive Slave Archive

Symposium: Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast

Thursday, April 28th, 2022: 10:15am-5:00pm EST

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March 10, 2022

2022 Annual Vickers-Verduyn Lecture in Canada Studies, Carleton University

Lecture: "she commonly wears a Handkerchief round her Head’: Expanding and Complicating the Concept of Creolization for the study of Transatlantic Slavery

Thursday, March 10, 2022: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Webinar Link

 

March 2, 2022

Oxford University, UK

Neoclassicism, Race, and Empire - Charmaine A. Nelson

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022: 4:00pm to 5:30pm GMT / 12:00pm to 1:30pm AST

Webinar Registration

 

February 15, 2022

Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery, NSCAD University, Halifax

Black History Month Fellows Panel

Tuesday, February 15 from 12-1:30 pm AST/ 11am to 12:30pm EST

Webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83719171560

Passcode: Xf1gQG

The Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery is proud to present a panel discussion featuring Tonya "Sam'Gwan" Paris, Jason Cyrus, and Bruno R. Verás. Each panelist will discuss their research / creation from their fellowship at the Institute during Fall 2021. Topics covered include Black fashion history in Canada, nineteenth-century Canadian Press coverage of slave rebellions in Brazil and intertwined histories of Black and Indigenous resistance. The panel will be moderated by Institute Director, Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson.

 

For more information, accessibly inquiries or to request to join virtual Fellows' Talks by phone, please contact: theinstitute@nscad.ca

 

February 4, 2022

Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax
Black and Indigenous Speaker Series

Lecture: He ‘is supposed to have with him forged Certificates of his Freedom, and Passes’: Slavery, Mobility, and the Creolized Counter-Knowledge of Resistance, will take place on Friday, February 4, 2022 from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. Atlantic Time. Below is the MS Teams link to attend the event.

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December 4, 2020
McGill University, Geography Department, GeoSpectives Lecture Series
Lecture: "Black Refugees and the Canadian Myth of Racial Tolerance: The Politics and Geographies of Slave Escape on the Canada-USA Border"
Poster and Zoom Link


February 27, 2019
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Lecture: " 'of a remarkably down-cast Countenance, and a black and copper coloured mixt Complexion': Fugitive Slave Advertisements and/as Portraiture in late Eighteenth- and early Nineteenth-Century Canada'

February 10, 2019
Burman University, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
Herr Lecture Series
˜[A] tone of voice peculiar to New-England’: Fugitive Slave Advertisements and the Heterogeneity of Enslaved Blacks in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Quebec”

November 22, 2018: 5pm to 6pm
Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada
Art and Society Talks (2018-2019)
Roundtable Participant: Chant Gospel - Force chorale et sociale

November 13, 2018: 6pm to 7:30pm
Bard Graduate Center, NYC, USA
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation Seminar in New York and American Material Culture
" 'of a remarkably down-cast Countenance, and a black and copper coloured mixt Complexion': Fugitive Slave Advertisements and/as Portraiture in late Eighteenth- and early Nineteenth-Century Canada"
Poster

October 19, 2018
University of Glasgow, Scotland
School of Humanities
" 'Ran away from her Master, ¦a Negroe Girl named Thursday': Examining Evidence of Punishment, Isolation, and Trauma in Nova Scotia and Quebec Fugitive Slave Advertisements"

June 13, 2018: 8:30am
Alliance for Healthier Communities
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel - Health Equity Action and Transformation
" 'Ran away from her Master, ¦a Negroe Girl named Thursday': Examining Evidence of Punishment, Isolation, Trauma, and Illness in Nova Scotia and Quebec Fugitive Slave Advertisements"
Keynote

April 7, 2018
Doris McCarthy Gallery, Scarborough, Canada
University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus
Discussion: Slavery, Race, and Representation: Charmaine A. Nelson and Andrew Hunter in Conversation
Poster

Discussion