Please note that lectures are held on the last Thursday of the months of September, October, November, January, February, March and April. Please contact the office for symposia venues.
All lectures are held at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Road, St. John's at 8pm unless otherwise stated.
|31 Jan||Mark Humphries|
|28 Feb||Patricia Grattan|
|28 Mar||“Patchwork Patient”: Among the Deep Sea Fishers – Promoting the Grenfell Mission, 1903-1981.||Heidi
|25 Apr||Tom Gordon|
|26 Sep||"Thrift and the Good Child Citizen: The Junior
in Confederation-Era Newfoundland"
|31 Oct||"Ructions in Heart's Content: Dispute Resolution in a Newfoundland Outport"||Ted Rowe|
|28 Nov||The Gilbert Higgins Lecture: A Mesmerizing Miscellany of Marvelous and Majestic Mummers: The Marketing of a Newfoundland Christmas Tradition.
This illustrated presentation explores the ways in which commodification of nostalgia has become the focus of some sectors of the market place.
The marketing of tradition is by no means a new phenomenon and it has been far more extensive than we perhaps realize. This underestimation possibly stems from the fact that, while we perceive today that marketing is facilitated through some form of corporate broker or entrepreneur, in reality this is not always the case. Instead performers have often taken on this role themselves. Similarly, at the grass roots level local artists and crafts people seeing performances of traditions such, as mummers, have turn those experiences into marketable wares.
|30 Jan||'The Silver Highway - a brief history of the exploration of Labrador's Grand (Churchill) River'||Anne Budgell|
|27 Feb||"Habitants, Soldiers, Sailors, and Servants: The History and Archaeology of the French in Placentia Bay, 1662-1714"||Amanda Crompton|
"James Vey: photographic journalist/artist"
Robert Edwards Holloway (1850-1904), Simeon Henry Parsons (1844-1908), and James Vey (1852?-1922) were all photographing life in Newfoundland at the turn of the last century. Much has been written about Holloway and Parsons, but Vey's story is not as well known. Vey was very much a "journalistic photographer," a man of the streets; and, his work reflects a Newfoundland which existed from the 1890s to the 1920s. The talk will look at the work and life of a man whose photographs appeared in the Illustrated London News, McClure's Magazine, Scientific American, and Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, as well as in George Allan England's Vikings of the Ice.
|24 Apr||TBA||Dr. Beverley Diamond|