'The Silver Highway - a brief history of the exploration of Labrador's Grand (Churchill) River'
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Habitants, Soldiers, Sailors, and Servants: The History and Archaeology of the French in Placentia Bay, 1662-1714
The French establishment of a colony in Newfoundland would fundamentally alter the nature of the French presence on the island. Prior to the colony's founding, the French presence in Newfoundland had been a seasonal one only, in which the French fishers who had come to the island's shores stayed for the summertime only. Any overwintering was likely unintentional. But with the advent of colonization, in Plaisance (now Placentia) in 1662, the French presence changed substantially. Colonization continued to bring seasonal fishermen to Plaisance, but they now shared space in the harbour with the permanently-resident owners of fishing plantations (or habitants). Colonization brought an administrative presence to the colony as well, and so Plaisance was home to the first garrisoned fortification in Newfoundland, as well as civilian colonial administrators. Plaisance quickly grew to be the largest settlement in French Newfoundland, as well as the most important administrative, economic, and military centre for the French on the island. Settlement outside of the colony grew after 1662, and we see the spread of small, family-based fishing settlements into Placentia Bay in particular after this time. Though small, and poorly documented, these settlements were nonetheless an important part of the French experience in Newfoundland. French permanent residence was more or less brought to an end with the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht, as the French were subsequently prevented from living on the island permanently. This presentation will explore what we know of the history and archaeology of the resident French in Newfoundland-- the habitants, soldiers, sailors, and servants, who all made Placentia Bay their home-- and what happened to them after they were forced to leave.
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"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.
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The George Story Lecture:On Record: Toward A Social History of Audio Recording in Newfoundland and Labrador
(NOTE: this lecture was not recorded because of laws concerning permissions.)
|Dr. Beverley Diamond|
|25 Sept||No September lecture this year. Instead we are having our Symposium on October 2-4|
|30 Oct||"These ignorant and excited fishmongers": Popular Resistance to Bishop Feild in Transatlantic Newfoundland and Labrador.||Calvin Hollett|
|27 Nov||"An Irish-Nationalist resurgence in St.John’s? The Self- Determination for the Ireland League of Newfoundland, 1919-1922".||Patrick Mannion|
|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.
|Jan 26||Newfoundland Modern: Architecture in the Smallwood Years, 1949-1972.||Robert Mellin|
|Feb 23||Gilbert Higgins Lecture for 2011-2012: Mirror Islands: The Colonial Histories of Tasmania and Newfoundland.||Fiona Polack|
|Mar 29||The Trial of Catherine Snow.||NHS Panel|
|Apr 26||George M Story and the Study of Newfoundland at Memorial
(AGM and George Story lecture).
Gilbert Higgins Lecture for 2012-2013: Trinity’s John Clinch (1748/9-1819): Missionary, Medical Man, Magistrate and Much More.
|Nov 29||The Rise and Fall of the 20th Century Whaling Industry in Newfoundland and Labrador||Anthony Dickinson|
|Jan 27||Cancelled (Weather)|
|Feb 24||Born on the Wrong Side of the Water: Newfoundland Nativism in the Nineteenth Century.||Carolyn Lambert|
|Mar 31||George Story Lecture: 'Newfoundland's Material Culture and the Rise of Heritage'.||Gerald Pocius|
|Apr 28||AGM and Lecture: From Uapamekushtu to Tshakashkue matshiteuieau: Place Names, History and the Labrador Innu.||Peter Armitage|
|Sep 29||A Reflection of Ourselves: Nationalistic Theatre in Newfoundland, 1965-1983||Mekaela Mahoney|
|Oct 13||Some Day the Sun Will Shine: Oil and the End of Newfoundland History||Jerry Bannister|
|Oct 27||‘The History of Salmon Conservation in Newfoundland’.||Don Hustins|
|Nov 24||Cancelled (Weather)|
|Jan 28||The MacDermotts of Fortune Bay: Their Three Missions, 1904-1934||Garfield Fizzard|
|Feb 25||The Response of the FPU to the Sealing Disasters of 1914 – an Illustrated presentation||Jessie Chisholm|
|Mar 25||The Grandchildren of Fogo: The Ripples of the Fogo Island Films of 1968||Susan Newhook|
|Apr 29||Tracing our Linguistic Roots: Mapping Regional Diversity in Newfoundland and Labrador English [George Story Lecture]||Sandra Clarke|
|16 Jun||"Bristol, Cabot and the New Found Land: 1496-1500."||Dr. Evan Jones University of Bristol|
|Oct 28||Buried Treasure: Newfoundland’s Pre-Confederation Mining History as Captured in Postage Stamps, Picture Postcards, Stock Certificates and Other Ephemera||Bruce Ryan|
|Nov 25||Braving the Flag [Higgins Lecture]||Christopher Pratt|
|Feb 26||The First Gilbert Higgins Lecture: British Imperial Identity and the Newfoundland Irish Threat, 1740 - 1800||Allan Dwyer|
|Mar 26||"Smallwood, Pearson, and the Power Corridor Through Quebec."||James Feehan|
|Apr 30||AGM and Story Lecture: Concise History Panel||Several Speakers|
|Sep 24||Pre-Confederation Women Writers and Mythologies of Empir||Heather O’Brien|
|Oct 29||Lee Wulff, Stanley Truman Brooks and the Newfoundland Tourist Development Board, 1925 to 1946||Allan Byrne|
|Nov 26||A.P. Low’s 1893-94 Expedition Through Labrador: A Tale of Iron and Irony [Gilbert Higgins Lecture]||Derek Wilton|
|Feb 28||"Nursery of Seamen: Naval Impressment and the British Newfoundland Fishery, 1699-1815"||Keith Mercer|
|Mar 27||"A New Schooner for the Captain from Newfoundland"||Raoul Andersen|
|Apr 24||AGM and Gorge Story Lecture.||Neil Rosenberg|
|Sept 25||Oscar Lieber’s trips to Labrador and observations of the 1860 eclipse||Derek Wilton|
|Oct 30||An Environment of Cooperation and Conflict: The Military Presence in Newfoundland and Labrador from the Cold War to the War on Terror||Whitney Lackenbauer|
|Nov 27||The Voice of Newfoundland - a history of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland (book launch)||Jeff Webb|
|March 22||"Isolation and Degeneracy: Rethinking the study of Newfoundland Methodism".||Calvin Hollett|
|Sept 27||"Nutakuanan – the parable of Herman J. Koehler and his 1931 disappearance".||Peter Armitage|
|Oct 25||"A Postal History of Labrador Before Confederation"||Kevin O'Reilly|
|Nov 29||"High Tech and High Times - Life at the Heart's Content Cable Station 1866 - 1885.||Ted Rowe|
|Jan 29||"Hesketh Prichard in Labrador"||Larry Coady|
|Feb 26||"Rule of the Admirals: Law, Custom and the Naval Government, 1699-1832"||Jerry Bannister|