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"They have lost a city..."

On July 8th, 1892, a fire broke out in St. John’s and raged until the next day, destroying over two-thirds of the city and leaving thousands homel...

Wading Through Words

July 2nd, 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the cod moratorium. Since that announcement many years ago, countless papers, studies and reports have ...

CNS Milestone

CNS reached a milestone on May 30th - the 100,000th citation entry in our Periodical Article Bibliography database. Joan Ritcey, Head of CNS and edit...

Flying the Atlantic

May 20th marked the 85th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s departure from Harbour Grace to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. G...

Daffodil Month

As April draws near to an end, so does Daffodil Month. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual fundraising ca...

Ice in the Harbour

Now this is a harbour jammed with ice! This 1904 work by John William Hayward depicts St. John’s harbour on March 1, 1854 as sealing crews cut cha...

Celebration of Dr. Peter Pope

Peter's family has told us that a celebration of his life will take place at the Flatrock Community Centre, right beside the Catholic (only) Church ...

Dr. Peter Pope

The staff of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of eminent archaeologist and historian Dr. Peter ...

Anderson's Time

Did you know that Newfoundland was the first area in North America to adopt daylight saving time? The Daylight Saving Act (8 Geo V, c. 9) became...

Curling 100 Years Ago

In recognition of the Brier taking place in St. John's March 4-12, 2017, here are a few articles about curling that appeared in various magazines abo...

World Thinking Day

Each year, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day on February 22nd because it was the birthday of both Lord Bad...

Census 2016 - Spotlight on Witless Bay

Statistics Canada released Population and Dwelling counts at the community level from the 2016 Census this week and one of the more interesting fi...

Launch of Sweat Equity

Join ISER Books and the Queen Elizabeth II Library, as part of the library’s ongoing Check it out! series, for a book launch and panel discussion ...

Labrador and the Census

Just arrived from the Labrador Institute - this important resource for anyone interested in the demographic history of Labrador. Labrador and the ...

Opening of QEII Library

Thirty-five years ago, on January 9, 1982, Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library opened its doors to visitors. An estimated 1800 people...

Christmas Issues

Christmas Issues of Newfoundland and Labrador periodicals and newspapers form a unique collection in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. A common...

Dr. Shannon Ryan

Dr. Shannon Ryan, who passed away on December 12th, will always be fondly remembered by staff here in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. Dr. Ryan w...

Passing of Graham Howcroft

The Centre for Newfoundland Studies was sorry to hear of the passing this week of Graham Howcroft, the artist who created our beautiful stained glass...

Mummers on Parade

Saturday, Dec. 10th is the much anticipated Mummers Parade in St. John’s. To mark this colourful and spirited event, here is some reading material...

Latest ISER Book

ISER Books is the publishing division of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Memorial University. It publishes books about the societ...