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Joan Ritcey is Retiring

Joan Ritcey, Head of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, will be working her last day on Friday, February 2nd. Joan has worked with Memorial Univers...

Joan Ritcey is Retiring

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"In the Archives"

Take note of this event hosted by the History Department: "In the Archives" will be happening Friday Jan. 19th in the Maritime History Archive at Mem...

Peace by Piece Exhibit

Peace by Piece, Quilted Memories of Newfoundland in the Great War is an exhibit of 17 quilts. This project contains over 250 quilt blocks, each on...

Debby Andrews is Retiring

A long-time employee here in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies is retiring. Debby Andrews, a member of our Information Desk team will be working...

D'Alberti Papers

A resource here in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies commonly known as the D’Alberti Papers is highly recommended for anyone researching late 18...

D'Alberti Papers

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James P. Howley Event

On Wednesday, November 29th, drop by the reading room of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies to find out about explorer, cartographer and historian, ...

The Legend of Job

Gerald Squires’ last creative project is now on permanent display in the reading room of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. The original, hand-b...

Golden Anniversary

The St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre celebrates a significant milestone this year. Fifty years ago on May 22, 1967, the complex was opened by Pr...

Dr. Patrick O'Flaherty

We were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic passing of Dr. Patrick O'Flaherty, a professor emeritus of English at Memorial Univer...

Regatta History

For those of you who would like to read about the Royal St. John’s Regatta, the options are many here in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. We h...

"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 ...