Category Archives: Newfoundland and Labrador

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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The Chinese Immigrant in the City: Reflections on Race, Class and Gender in the Public Spaces of St. John’s, Newfoundland, 1895-1949

by Miriam Wright I first became interested in Chinese immigrants and public spaces through a public history project on the Chinese in Newfoundland my partner, Bob Hong, and I were part of a few years ago. In doing the research … Continue reading

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Cold Water Cowboys and Newfoundland Masculinity

By Vicki S. Hallett “A vocation passed from father to son, the fishermen of ‘the Rock’ have spanned generations.  But disaster struck in 1992 when the cod stock collapsed and a moratorium was declared, effectively shutting the fishery down overnight.  … Continue reading

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Remembering Colin Low and the Fogo Process

by Jeff Webb On February 24th the celebrated National Film Board filmmaker Colin Low died at the age of 89. Over his career he had made some 200 films, and was twice nominated for Academy Awards. Besides these accomplishments, he … Continue reading

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Irish Nationalism in Atlantic Canada: The Self-Determination for Ireland League in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1920-23

by Patrick Mannion Spring 2016 marks the centenary of Dublin’s 1916 Easter Rising. The event is the pinnacle of what Irish historians are calling the “decade of centenaries” – anniversaries of the seminal events that led to the establishment of … Continue reading

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If a sealer talks about conservation, does anybody hear?

This post was originally published on The Otter, and is reposted here with their permission. by Willeen Keough Profound tensions have developed in the cauldron of pro- and anti-sealing politics in Eastern Canada since the 1960s. In environmental discourse, the … Continue reading

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The Spectre of Booms Past

by Don Nerbas Sean Cadigan recently delivered the seventeenth annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture at Cape Breton University. The event is scheduled to coincide with announcement of the recipient of the J.B. McLachlan Scholarship. Funded by the McLachlan family and … Continue reading

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Making Home, Writing Home: Letters, Diaries, and Self-Fashioning

On occasion the Acadiensis blog and Borealia: A Group Blog on Early Canadian History will share content. The following was originally posted on Borealia – it is shared here with their kind permission. by Angela Duffett In the summer of … Continue reading

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Myths and Museums

by Jeff A. Webb It’s never good to eavesdrop. But sometimes the temptation to anonymously listen in on how others see things is irresistible. During a recent visit to The Rooms to see the latest acquisitions at the Art Gallery, … Continue reading

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“a great ship moored near the fishing banks for the convenience of English fishermen”

by Jeff Webb Attentive readers of the scholarship on the Atlantic Provinces might wonder why someone whose work has been almost exclusively on the history of the 20th century would publish a research note in an issue of Acadiensis on … Continue reading

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