TALKS at Grand-Pré Saturday, July 24, 2010 www.grand-pre.com
Thème: Land to Remember, Land to Settle Master of Ceremonies: Jean Gaudet
(1) PHILIPPE BASQUE 10:00 - 11:00 am (talk in French)
Monseigneur Auguste Allard, toujours pour l’église-souvenir
From his parish in Bathurst, Monsignor Allard (1884-1970) took an active part in projects related to the Memorial Church in Grand-Pré. Philippe Basque will talk about the dedication of this priest from East Bathurst to the Acadian cause and to Grand-Pré National Historic Site.
Philippe Basque has occupied the position of historian at the Village Historique Acadien in Caraquet since 2008. He ensures that this historic site is an accurate representation of Acadian life from 1770 to 1949. He is responsible for training the guides and ensuring the quality of the interpretative activities. He is also the editor of the journal Revue d’histoire de la Société Nicolas-Denys. (2) MAURICE BASQUE 11 h 00 - 12 h 00 (talk in French)
La Péninsule acadienne : histoire d’un peuplement pluriel In the late 18th century, the Acadian Peninsula became a new home for Acadian, British, French, and Loyalist settlers. Maurice Basque will examine the geopolitical and socioeconomic backdrop of this diverse population. He will show how the area known as Lower Gloucester gradually became the very heart of 20th century Acadian identity.
Before becoming the first director of the new Institut d’études acadiennes, the prominent historian Maurice Basque served as director of Acadian studies at the Université de Moncton for ten years. He has published numerous articles and books, including Histoire d’Otho Robichaud et de sa famille, notables acadiens de Port-Royal et de Néguac and Entre Baie et Péninsule : histoire de Néguac. He is the author of two chapters in the collective work The ‘Conquest’ of Acadia, 1710: Imperial, Colonial, and Aboriginal Constructions. He is a regular commentator on Radio-Canada.
~ LUNCH served on the premises, prepared by the Ami(e)s de Grand-Pré ($5.00) ~
(3) NADINE BELLIVEAU 12:45 - 1:00 (en français); 1:00 - 1:15 (en anglais) Mon jardin – piste de création / My Garden – a Creative Path
Professional artist Nadine Belliveau will give a short presentation in French and in English on the process that led her to create her painting called “My Garden.” A graduate of NSCAD, Nadine Belliveau taught in the Education Department at Université Sainte-Anne from 1980 to 2008 and has been exposing her paintings since 1974. Her gallery is located in Belliveau’s Cove. She is the artist in residence at Grand-Pré National Historic Site this summer. Her exhibit Tu es pierre : fondations d’une identité (You are stone, foundations of an identity) will be on display at Grand-Pré from July 23 to September 5. (4) JULIAN GWYN 1:30 - 2:30 pm (talk in English)
The Land and Sea for the Acadians and the New England Planters: Similarities and Differences
Julian Gwyn will offer a comparative study showing how two very different societies and cultures behaved successively while using the same soil and surrounding seas.
Professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa, Julian Gwyn taught British colonial history and early American history. He has published numerous books, including Excessive Expectations: Maritime Commerce and the Economic Development of Nova Scotia, 1740-1870. To mark the 250th anniversary of the massive arrival of the New England Planters, he has just published four booklets on the townships of Newport, Falmouth, Horton and Cornwallis, commissioned by the Kings Hants Heritage Connection. (5) PAUL DELANEY 2:30 - 3:30 pm (talk in English)
Winslow’s List Explained
Paul Delaney will examine Lieutenant Colonel John Winslow’s famous list of the Acadians living in the Grand-Pré area in 1755. He will discuss the nature and purpose of the list, the methodology he used to decipher it, and the new insights the study has yielded.
Professor of English at the Université de Moncton, Paul Delaney has been conducting research on the deportations of the Acadians for many years. His publications include: “The Pembroke Passenger List Reconstructed,” “The Acadians Deported from Chignectou to ‘les Carolines’ in 1755: Their Origins, Identities and Subsequent Movements,” and “The Chronology of the Deportations and Migrations of the Acadians, 1755-1816.” He is a member of the Acadian Odyssey Commission which established the project for the international commemoration of the Grand Dérangement.
6) Guided visit by Lary Brown: Trees of the Acadian Forest at Grand-Pré 4:15 pm
A graduate in forestry specializing in natural resource management, Lary Brown worked as a naturalist, interpreter and interpretation planner at Fundy, Kouchibouguac and Gros Morne National Parks. Since the 1990s, he has worked at Parks Canada as Natural and Cultural Heritage Resource manager for the Atlantic Region. www.grand-pre.com