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“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


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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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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


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