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“Very Capable People”:  Thoughts on David Blackwood’s Art

By Andrew Nurse The recent death of David Blackwood has drawn a remarkable and emotional response. Both he and his art seem deeply treasured by those who knew him. Tributes have already praised his work and re-asserted his position in … Continue reading

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Suburbs Standing West: Potentially Untimely Thoughts on Post-World War II Atlantic Canadian Art

By Andrew Nurse Christopher Pratt just died. I did not know him, but I did have the pleasure of hearing him speak and I’ve used his art in my classes for almost as long as I have been teaching. I … Continue reading

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D’où vient la Complainte de Louisbourg ?

Éva Guillorel : Université Rennes 2 / Institut universitaire de France NOTE : Cet article est publié en collaboration avec le blogue Repenser l’Acadie dans le monde. La Complainte de Louisbourg, recueillie de tradition orale autour de Chéticamp, est souvent … Continue reading

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The Hatfield Era in New Brunswick: The ‘Politics of Fun’?

By Greg Marquis In 1969, columnist Dalton Camp informed his readers that in a year he considered bleak, he had found a reason to be hopeful. In New Brunswick, whose politics were marked by “belligerence and bellicosity,” the provincial Progressive … Continue reading

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2022 David Alexander Prize

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 currently set at $400. Conditions: Entries … Continue reading

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The Good Life of Wallace Brown

By Peter C. Kent After Wallace Brown retired from his 30-year teaching career at the University of New Brunswick, he started a newsletter entitled “Sergeant Brown’s Tips for Better Living”, linking back to his British National Service days as a … Continue reading

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23rd Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture at CBU

On Thursday, March 10, 11:45 – 1:00, we are excited to work with the School of Arts and Social Sciences to feature the 23rd Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture, held virtually on Zoom. This year, Dr. Jennifer Evans will present … Continue reading

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Correction

In her recent article “The TRC, Reconciliation, and the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School” Martha Walls suggests that John Reid’s book Nova Scotia: A Pocket History (2009) does not mention the SIRS. Reid’s book does, however, address the school’s “painful history” … Continue reading

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Acadiensis at 50

Acadiensis is marking 50 years of publication with a special edition featuring the cover art of Mi’kmaw artist Loretta Gould’s Share Our Teachings. The back cover image reproduces the original Autumn 1971 cover, which we have purposely scanned in such … Continue reading

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CFP: Northeast and Atlantic Region Environmental History Forum

Northeast and Atlantic Region Environmental History ForumCall for Papers, Ninth Annual WorkshopBackyard Environments: Encountering Nature at HomeFriday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, 2022University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast, MaineDeadline: January 31, 2022 The Northeast and Atlantic Region Environmental History … Continue reading

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