Call for Papers: 19th Atlantic Canada Studies Conference

Call for Papers: The 19th Atlantic Canada Studies Conference, 4-6 May 2012

Contested Regional Identities

Although Canada continues to experience strong regional identities, economic, cultural and political realities suggest that the concept of an Atlantic region can be reassessed or even challenged. The 19th Atlantic Canada Studies Conference will focus on the theme of the past, present and future of regionalism, with an emphasis on Atlantic Canada.

Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society lecture: Peter Twohig

The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, 18 May 2011, at 7:30 pm at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia. Peter Twohig will present a talk entitled "'An immediate solution to our nurse shortage’: Nova Scotia Nurses Confront Medicare.”

Each session begins with a short business meeting. All are welcome to attend. For details, please contact the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society.

Leanne Hinton: "Bringing the Language Home: Language Revitalization in the Family"

The Office of Gaelic Affairs, Province of Nova Scotia, Dìleab: Comunn Sgaoileadh Eadar-Ghinealach na Gàidhlig ann an Albainn Nuaidh and the Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary’s University present Leanne Hinton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Hinton will present a lecture titled "Bringing the Language Home: Language Revitalization in the Family."

Newfoundland Historical Society Lecture and AGM

The Newfoundland Historical Society will be holding its free monthly lecture and Annual General Meeting this Thursday, April 28 2011, at 8 pm at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute on Ridge Road in St. John's.

This months’ lecturer will be Peter Armitage, and his talk is titled: “From Uapamekushtu to Tshakashkue matshiteuieau: Place Names, History and the Labrador Innu.”

Refreshments to follow. Parking is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Old Sydney Society lecture: Anne Marie Lane Jonah

The Old Sydney Society in Cape Breton hosts a monthly lecture series on historical topics. On 28 April 2011, Anne Marie Lane Jonah will present "Small Pleasures: Gifts and Letters between France and 18th-century Louisbourg."

If you could send your friend, your son or daughter, or your spouse only one letter a year, what would you say? If you could only send one gift to a loved one far away, what would you send? For the people of Louisbourg we can answer some of these questions through a cache of letters meant for Louisbourg that never arrived.