Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Forum and Symposium, on the weekend of April 8th-9th 2017 will be the central event of the Devon Newfoundland Story celebration, and will take place at Devon's County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter.  The symposium itself will be in the Council Chamber, and the expected speakers and the titles of their talks are shown below. In the committee rooms there will be exhibits, and informal sessions for people from both Newfoundland and Devon to meet and discuss family links and shared interests.

A full 20 page brochure with booking forms will be available shortly.  
Watch this space!

Devon/Newfoundland Symposium -  Updated provisional list of talks - 6.12.2016 


West Country fishers at Newfoundland, 1500-1700: five myths and a theory (keynote lecture)
Professor Peter Pope (Memorial University of Newfoundland, St Johns)

Devon's coastal fisheries and the Atlantic expansion to Newfoundland, 1500 – 1650
Dr Todd Gray (University of Exeter)

Devonshire, Iberia, and the logic of the trade in Newfoundland saltfish
Professor Olaf Janzen (Memorial University of Newfoundland, St Johns)

Newfoundland, Dartmouth and the triangular trade
Professor Richard Cooke (Liverpool University and Dartmouth)

Leaving West Country shores in 1590. The men who went fishing
Dr Jenny Moon (Bournemouth University)

Over there and back again. Devon and Newfoundland songs
Marilyn Tucker and Paul Wilson (Wren Music, Devon)  

The Old World and the New in one Newfoundland singer's repertoire
Dr Jonathan Roper (Tartu University., Estonia)

Closer to the floor: an illustrated look at the evolution of Old World folk dance traditions in Newfoundland
Jim Payne (SingSong inc., Newfoundland)

The Newfoundland mummering tradition.
Chris Brookes (Battery Radio, Newfoundland)


Exploring Devon-Newfoundland connections through 25 years of archaeology at Ferryland (Keynote lecture)
Professor Barry Gaulton (Memorial University of Newfoundland, St Johns)

Whitbourne, Crout and Berry: Three Devonians in early modern Newfoundland
William Gilbert (Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, Newfoundland)

Pirates of the North Atlantic: the Devon captives
Jill Drysdale (Totnes)   

‘We are as near to Devon by sea as by land’
Simone Parkyn (Torre Abbey, Torquay)

Revisiting home medicine: the Newfoundland experience from a Devon perspective
Dr John Crellin (Memorial University of Newfoundland. St Johns, and Totnes)

Admiral Preedy and the Victorian internet
Trevor Waddington (Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton)

The place of Devon in the writing of Newfoundland history
Professor Jerry Bannister (Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia)

Some West Country lexical elements in Newfoundland English
Professor.John Widdowson  (Sheffield University)

Aspects of the pottery trade between Devon and Newfoundland
John Allan (Exeter) and Sadie Green (Bideford)

PLEASE NOTE: the email address on the flier for the Devon Newfoundland Story is INCORRECT.

1 comment:

  1. Can not seem to get a reply to either email address. Is there a way to make contact with the organizers? Please post some contact info as no one is responding to the posted addresses.