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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
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
Premiering On Wednesday, 4 March, at 9:00 pm will be a 4-part true crime series by the CBC on The Oland Murder.
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
Linda Kealey reviews Stephen Harold Riggins and Roberta Buchanan, eds. Creating A University: The Newfoundland Experience.
Stephen Harold Riggins and Roberta Buchanan, eds. Creating A University: The Newfoundland Experience. (St. John’s: ISER Books, 2019). By Linda Kealey I opened this collection of 32 short essays with great interest as I spent 22 years teaching in Memorial … Continue reading
Bonnie Huskins reviews Stephen Davidson’s Birchtown and the Black Loyalist Experience From 1775 to the Present
Stephen Davidson. Birchtown and the Black Loyalist Experience From 1775 to the Present (Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, 2019). By Bonnie Huskins This book is a fitting tribute to two groups of African-Nova Scotians: the black loyalists who established, in … Continue reading
The editorial board of the Journal of New Brunswick Studies/Revue d’études sur le Nouveau-Brunswick (JNBS/RÉNB) is pleased to announce the release of its latest issue. The new issue can be accessed at https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/JNBS/index. JNBS/RÉNB is an online, multi-disciplinary journal that … Continue reading
By Robyn Brown There once was a young woman gave birth to a baby while living in a small outport of Nova Scotia. Unmarried, she delivered alone in a bedroom of the house where she lived; no one in the … Continue reading
By Peter L. Twohig When I heard that Michael died, I just wanted to hear his voice again. So I listened to a lecture he gave at Memorial University in 1983. The lecture series on Canadian and Working Class history … Continue reading
2020 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference: Crossing Borders, Bridging Boundaries Call for Papers The Canadian-American Center and the Department of History at the University of Maine invite proposals for the 2020 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference to be held at the University … Continue reading