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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...

St. Bon's 160th Anniversary

St. Bonaventure’s College is celebrating its 160th anniversary today – it was officially founded and formally opened by Bishop Mullock on December...

A Link to the Smithsonian

A recent blog entry from the Smithsonian Museum dealt with the trans-atlantic telegraph cable, highlighting the 150thanniversary of its landing in...

World Fisheries Day

Today is World Fisheries Day and many events are planned to celebrate the province’s fishing industry. There will also be reflection on past pract...

On the Cover of The Newfoundland Herald

The October 16-22, 2016 issue of The Newfoundland Herald was a trip down memory lane for many of us who have grown up seeing this magazine on news...

Flower of Remembrance

The annual Poppy Campaign dates back to 1921 here in Newfoundland and Labrador. The net profits from the sale of Flanders Poppies were given to the G...

Tales from the CNS Stacks

Here are a few ghost stories unearthed from our collection. The "Orange Lodge Ghost" is sure to tickle your funny bone. Written by Susannah Taylor...