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All regular lectures at the Marine Institute at Ridge Road are suspended due to COVID-19. We are working to provide online lectures for the 2020-21 season, the first of which can be viewed below. Please check back for updates.
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Gilbert Higgins Lecture – AGAINST ALL ODDS: The Surprising Success Story of the Newfoundland & Labrador Labour Movement (Online Lecture)

Bill Gillespie

Award-winning journalist and author, Bill Gillespie, presents the extraordinary story of how rank and file Newfoundland and Labrador labour union members turned the colony, the nation, and the province into the most highly organized union jurisdiction in North America. The cast of characters is made up of ordinary men and women who struggled to improve… Read More


Past “Aspects” – New Article

A new addition has been made to the Past “Aspects” page,  which contains our “Aspects” articles from past issues of the Newfoundland Quarterly and is located under our Publications Page. This new posting, by Robyn S. Lacy, deals with the difficulties and challenges involved in locating the burial grounds at the Colony of Avalon. (… Read More


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A FRIENDLY INVASION? BALANCING MORALE AND MORALITY IN SECOND WORLD WAR (Online Lecture)

Jessica Steffler

During the Second World War, the American military and government wanted to project a morally upstanding public image. They considered this essential to build and maintain public support on the home front and uphold their supposedly superior moral standards to much of the world, particularly in those countries and territories where the US military was… Read More


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LIVING LOCAL: Knowing Our Place (Online Lecture)

Pam Hall, PhD

Dr. Pam Hall will share her art-and-knowledge project Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge. Created over the last decade, in collaboration with knowledge-holders in rural Newfoundland, the Encyclopedia continues to have a real and virtual “life”, opening conversations about vernacular, embodied, and traditional ways of knowing and the contribution they make to our understanding of… Read More


Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society Statement on the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society recognizes and commemorates this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  The Society joins members all across the province in honouring the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities.  We encourage everyone to reflect on the history of residential schools and recognize the long shadow… Read More