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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.

The David Alexander Prize / Le prix David Alexander – 2020 ($400)

The David Alexander Prize – 2020 ($400) The David Alexander Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on the history of Atlantic Canada written in a course by an undergraduate student in any university. The amount of the prize is … Continue reading

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William Ambrose John Revisited

By David Frank I came across the file when I was doing research in Immigration Branch records in Ottawa in the 1970s. Those documents told the sad story of William Ambrose John, a young coal miner from Wales, who shot … Continue reading

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“The Militia and Civic Community in Colonial New Brunswick: Part I, 1786-1816”

The post is published in partnership with our friends at Borealia. Note de l’éditeur : Service militaire, citoyenneté et culture politique : études des milices au Canada atlantique Nous vous présentons le premier texte d’une série de contributions qui seront … Continue reading

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Where the Boys Are

By Greg Marquis In his 2015 memoir South End Boy: Growing up in Halifax in the tumultuous ’30s and ’40s, former CBC radio and television personality Jim Bennet recalled the freedom that boys, some as young as five, had to … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Rainbows of New Brunswick Hope in the Face of COVID-19: Creativity, Safety, and Resilience

Rainbows of New Brunswick Hope in the Face of COVID-19: Creativity, Safety, and Resilience The Journal for New Brunswick Studies (https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/JNBS) invites contributions that address the impact of the novel coronavirus on the people, communities, and economy of New Brunswick … Continue reading

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Cures, Clothes, and Comfort: Profiting from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

By Jane Jenkins Spreading as fast as the COVID-19 pandemic these days are ads and YouTube videos touting cures and preventatives: if you can hold your breath for 10 seconds you don’t have the virus but if you do fall … Continue reading

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History is Not a Shield for Ludlow

By  Richard Yeomans In recent months there has been a growing debate about New Brunswick’s loyalist past, and especially how it fits into the present with the question of whether to rename the University of New Brunswick’s law school building, … Continue reading

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Unnatural Landscapes

 By Ronald Rudin Unnatural Landscapes — a documentary film that I produced and Montreal filmmaker Bernar Hébert directed — takes viewers on a journey through 32,000 hectares of marshlands in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Along … Continue reading

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CBC Show: The Oland Murder

Premiering On Wednesday, 4 March, at 9:00 pm will be a 4-part true crime series by the CBC on The Oland Murder.

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Breaking Royal Precedent?: The Escuminac Disaster and the Royal Tour of 1959

By Barry MacKenzie The most recent season of Netflix’s The Crown includes a moving episode about the horrific disaster which befell the community of Aberfan, Wales, when in October 1966 an unsafe and poorly monitored coal tip avalanched and buried … Continue reading

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