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About The Acadiensis Blog

The Acadiensis Blog is a place for Atlantic Canadian historians to share their research with both a scholarly and general audience. We welcome submissions on all topics Atlantic Canadian. If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please contact Acadiensis Digital Communications Editor Corey Slumkoski at corey.slumkoski@msvu.ca.

Preface to E.R. Forbes Bibliography

The following is “bonus coverage” of material from the most recent print edition of Acadiensis. by Corey Slumkoski IN 1989 ACADIENSIS PRESS PUBLISHED E.R. (Ernie) Forbes’s Challenging the Regional Stereotype: Essays on the 20th Century Maritimes.[1] This collection of his … Continue reading

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Canada-wide History Wikipedia edit-a-thon

The following notice might be of interest to some readers of the blog. I’m sure those of you who’ve looked at Wikipedia (still not a good source for essays!) have noticed that it is a little sparse on Atlantic Canadian … Continue reading

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Graeme Wynn reviews Ronald Rees, New Brunswick Was His Country: The Life of William Francis Ganong

Ronald Rees. New Brunswick Was His Country: The Life of William Francis Ganong (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2016).  By Graeme Wynn  W.F. Ganong, scion of the St. Stephen family of candy manufacturers, was a prodigious polymath, a professor of botany at … Continue reading

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The lives of historic women (or wearing a big dress on a hot day)

Another of our favourites from our first two years … by Anne Marie Lane Jonah Mid-summer 2016 Nova Scotia visitor numbers at Historic Sites are anecdotally reported to be up from last year. Once again tourists and locals wander in … Continue reading

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Cold Water Cowboys and Newfoundland Masculinity

As we continue on our hiatus here is another of our favourite posts from the past two years. By Vicki S. Hallett “A vocation passed from father to son, the fishermen of ‘the Rock’ have spanned generations.  But disaster struck … Continue reading

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TBT: Gregory Kennedy looks at “Marshland Colonization in Acadia and Poitou during the 17th Century”

Today’s Throwback Thursday piece is Greg Kennedy’s examination of the 17th century colonization of the Acadia and Poitou marshlands: https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/view/20289/23397

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Settler Colonialism and the Future of Canadian History

While the blog is on hiatus from publishing new content we thought we’d share some of our favourite posts from the previous two years. Today we’re looking at Jerry Bannister’s post on “Settler Colonialism and the Future of Canadian History,” … Continue reading

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Leaving the Armchair: an Historian in the Field*

By Sarah Toye *Please Note: no historians were harmed in the making of this field school. As the sole historian in Saint Mary’s University’s 2016 field school, I was the butt of many a good-natured joke: “This is what dirt … Continue reading

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The David Alexander Prize, 2017 / Le prix David Alexander, 2017

The David Alexander Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on the history of Atlantic Canada written in course by an undergraduate student in any university. Please note the submission deadline has been extended. Conditions: Entries must be undergraduate … Continue reading

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TBT: Harvey Amani Whitfield’s “The Struggle over Slavery in the Maritime Colonies.”

I have to apologize for being late to get a blog post up this week as I have just returned from a week’s vacation with no internet, cellular network coverage, or television. My initial plans to post an excellent piece … Continue reading

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