Black African History – Africville (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Africville, Nova Scotia The following documentary titled Remember Africville (1991), available on the National Film Board of Canada site, recounts the history of a small black settlement called Africville, located within the seaside city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The settlement was a racially isolated area established in the 1830s by population of African descent – former slaves, escaped slaves and free people, often Black loyalists – whom played a founding role in the settling of Nova Scotia seeking employment and a better life. The community of Africville grew in the 1900s… Read More

New Series featuring Important Research Reports: CAGS and SSHRC Graduate Student Professional Development Report (2012)

Integrating Contexts: External Research: Reports In this post, I wanted to promote a new series that we will be periodically expanding as the months go by and this is the external research reports series – i.e., a list of external research reports that we have found here at Integrating Horizons quite influential. The series page will be organized by different categories of subjects that we have also been featured on Integrating Horizons. These reports will not only feature exceptional research and peer reviewed content but also perspectives that can be helpful in… Read More

Updated Biography: Charles Dumais

Mr. Charles L. Dumais, Founder and Chairman ©Integrating Horizons is a foundation that seeks to promote and incorporate diverse philosophical perspectives and combine them with social justice campaigns in order to examine but also cultivate and foster interdisciplinary cultures, self-respect, and fair dialogues when exploring the inherent diversity of our shared global, social problems and solutions. We seek in other words to nurture a critical awareness in the meeting between the value of philosophical self-reflection and the problems identified in social justice campaigns. Our integrating contexts series will seek to organize a… Read More

Professor Maria Subtelny Public Lecture: “Rules for Rulers: Political Ethics in Medieval Islam” on November 20th 2014

Dalhousie University, Mackay History Lecture Series, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The 2014 Mackay History Lecture series will feature on November 20th 2014 a public lecture by internationally renowned Professor Maria Subtelny (Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto). The lecture is entitled “Rules for Rulers: Political Ethics in Medieval Islam”. She will be speaking on the history and culture of medieval Iran and Islam. For more information about the lecture, please visit the Mackay History Lecture website. Professor Subtelny received her PhD degree from Harvard University and has been teaching… Read More

Dr. Dhruv Raina “Re-writing the history of science & philosophy in late colonial India”

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, University of King’s College Lecture, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada As a featured presentation in the “New lecture series: Centuries of Dialogue: Asia and the West”, renowned international expert Professor Dhruv Raina spoke at the KTS Lecture Hall, University of King’s College, on the the entangled philosophical encounters of science between East and West. His lecture, entitled “Re-writing the history of science & philosophy in late colonial India”, explored the way the 20th century history of knowledge systems of South Asia were constructed as a positive science (chemistry and… Read More