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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 is an examination of the reality of piracy in Newfoundland by Olaf U. Janzen, which explores the twenty or so years immediately… Read More


New Page – Past “Aspects”

We’re excited to announce that we will be posting our “Aspects” articles from past issues of the Newfoundland Quarterly on our website, which will be on the Past “Aspects” page located under our Publications Page. The first posting is a history of the King George V Institute by Dr. Heidi Coombs, which was an emergency… Read More


Lectures Postponed

Please be advised that the lectures scheduled for March 26, 2020 (“Traditional Newfoundland Food: An Entirely 19th Century Invention”) and April 30, 2020 (George Story Lecture and AGM – The Return of History? Newfoundland & Labrador after the Oil Boom and the Hydro Bust) have been postponed to a later date TBA in adherence to… Read More


Newfoundland Kitchen

“Traditional Newfoundland Food: An Entirely 19th Century Invention”

Dr. Roger Pickavance

When Roger Pickavance arrived in Newfoundland from Wales in the 1960s, he was fascinated by foods he had never heard of before. Traditional Newfoundland dishes sparked Roger’s life-long habit of poking his nose into kitchens across the island, asking questions and taking notes. Dr. Pickavance will argue that, far from being a centuries-old tradition, what… Read More


Hibernia Platform

George Story Lecture and AGM – The Return of History? Newfoundland & Labrador after the Oil Boom and the Hydro Bust.

Dr. Jerry Bannister

This lecture explores the changing roles of history since the province’s economic downturn. It traces patterns in political culture and collective memory from the Williams era to the present day, as the province experienced the end of triumphalism and the return to a politics of loss. In discussing the causes and consequences of the Muskrat… Read More


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