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 Conference Papers

Poster presentation.  Humber River Basin Website. Research Networking Workshop, Humber River Basin Project, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL, February 2011.

“The Story of Crow Gulch: Resettling an Outport Ghetto in Corner Brook, Newfoundland during the 1960s,” presented at a Panel on the Environmental History of Atlantic Canada, Canadian Historical Association annual meeting, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Montreal, June 3, 2010.

Poster presentation.  Humber River Basin Website. Research Networking Workshop, Humber River Basin Project, SWGC, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL, February 2010.

(co-presenter),“The Natural and Human Environment in the History of the Humber River Basin,” Global Conference on Global Warming, Special Session, Istanbul, Turkey, 6 July 2009.  Winner of the Best Conference Paper.

Research workshop, “Archival Research on Native-Newcomer Encounters in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 1760-1850” Labrador Metis Nation, St. John’s, May 2009.

“International Conflict and the Newfoundland Fisheries in the 1760s,” Atlantic Studies Conference, University of Prince Edward Island, 3 May 2009.

“Researching ‘the Invisible Landscape’ of the Humber River Basin Region,” paper presented at the Research Networking Workshop, Humber River Basin Project, SWGC, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL, 25 October 2008.

“The Convention of 1818, the Newfoundland Fishery, and British-American Relations,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian-American Association Studies, Memorial University, St. John’s, 14 August 2008.  

The Folk Art of Bond Penney: Outwoodsmen and Logging Culture in Western Newfoundland, 1939-46,” session on Nature, Culture, and Power,  Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vancouver, B.C., 3 June 2008.

"Dr. Rudolf Virchow Explores the Labrador Inuit: A Case Study of Nineteenth Century Medical and Anthropological Discourse," paper presented at the Labrador Explorations Symposium, The Labrador Institute, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, July 2, 2005.

"'The Past is Myself': Reflections on Family, Memory and War," a paper presented to the "Conflict, Culture and Memory" symposium, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland, November 2003 ["Memories and Testimonies" exhibit].

“Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Oral History and the Folk Art of Bond Penney,” Doing Oral History Workshop, Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook, September 2003.

"Shipwreck and the Body:  Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Encounters with Death and Survival at Sea."  A paper presented at the Controlling Bodies: the Regulation of Conduct, 1650-2000, at the University of Glamorgan, 25 June 2002. [international conference]

"British Emigration, Newfoundland, and the Social Impact of the Passenger Acts and Related Legislation, 1803-1828."  A paper presented at a session on History and Law, Canadian Law and Society Association annual meeting, Quebec City,  25 May 2001.

"Research results on the Upper Canada Rebellion," a paper presented at a session  of the "State Trials Workshop," Canadian Law and Society Association annual meeting, Quebec City, 3 June 1998.

"The Impact of Law and Social Change on the Emigration of Chelsea Pensioners to Upper Canada, 1828-48." Paper presented at a session on Historical Memory and Interpretation, Canadian Law and Society Association annual meeting, Quebec City,  2 June 1998.

"Early Shipwrecks on the Northern Peninsula."  Paper presented on at the Northern Peninsula Heritage Conference, Plum Point, NF, 26 September 1997.

"Newfoundland Shipwreck Narratives and the Cultural Landscape, 1583-1896." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, St. John's, NF, 8 June 1997.

"Classifying the Early Victorian Colonial Underclass: A Study of the British North American State and its Analysis of Poverty and Crime." Paper presented at the European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9 May 1996. [international conference]

"The Influence of the Boston Prison Discipline Society On the Adoption of Upper Canada's First Lunatic Asylum." Read at Meeting of the Archives of the History of Psychiatry, Queen Street Mental Health Centre Conference, Toronto, 21 April 1995.

"Morality, Economy and Social Control: Forced Labour in 19th Century Canadian Social Welfare Institutions." A paper presented at the International Economic History Congress, Milan, Italy, September 1994.

"Sexuality, Sexual Abuse and the Child in Newfoundland; a socio-legal history" (with Marie Croll, doctoral candidate in counselling, University of Stirling). A paper presented at the Second Carleton Conference on the History of the Family, Ottawa, May 1994. [international conference]

"The Professionalization of Upper Canadian Medicine, 1819-1841: A Reinterpretation." Presented at the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, Ottawa, 6 June 1993.

"Prison as Factory, Convict as Worker: The Case of the Saint John Penitentiary in the Nineteenth Century." Read at the Social Criminal Justice/Legal Sessions, Social Science History Association, The Palmer House, Chicago, 6 November 1992. [international conference]

"Imperial Authority and Colonial Officialdom: the role of the state in creating and maintaining social order in Upper Canada during the 1830s." Presented at the Law, State and Society in History Conference, Osgoode Society, Toronto, 17 May 1992. [international conference]

"The Institution of Marriage and Family among Amerindians in British North America, 1760-1850: a study of cultural conflict and adaptation." Paper presented at The History of Marriage and the Family in Western Society Conference, Carleton University, 16 May 1992. [international conference]

Information on earlier conference papers is available upon request from R. Baehre.

*includes some workshop and symposium papers

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