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Author: Paul Dunne

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

065 Engines and burned section

Aviators and Airfields: Aviation Archaeology work in Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Lisa M. Daly, PhD

Newfoundland and Labrador has seen many significant events in aviation history. In some cases, very little, or even nothing, remains of these events. In other cases, the remains of aircraft and infrastructure are still clearly visible on the landscape. In many cases, what remains are from plane crashes. Some of these have been historically significant,… Read More

Willeen Keough

Masculinities on Ice at the Labrador Front

Willeen Keough

The Newfoundland seal hunt was a site of intense controversy in the second half of the 20th century, and tensions between animal-rights activists and sealing communities received extensive coverage in political forums and the international media. The conflict revealed two very different interpretations of masculinity: the seal saviour/sea shepherd versus the skilled hunter/family provider/local hero…. Read More