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Observing the Outports, the foundation of our understanding of Newfoundland society in an era of modernization

Jeff Webb

In Dr Webb’s lecture he will draw upon his recent book Observing the Outports: Describing Newfoundland Society and Culture. Parallel to the cultural revival that occurred in the 25 years after confederation, there was a Newfoundland Studies Movement at the university. Anthropologists, folklorists, historians and others developed active research in an effort to document Newfoundland culture. At a time when Resettlement was reshaping the outports, groups of scholars strove to understand cultural change.