Talk: "The Battle of Grand Pre Reconsidered"
Dr. Jonathan Fowler, Archaeologist and Professor at St. Mary’s University Anthropology Department, will be speaking on The Battle of Grand Pré Reconsidered on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Grand Pré National Historic Site theatre in Grand Pré sponsored by the Grand Pré and Area Community Association, Wolfville Historical Society and the History and Classics Department of Acadia University.
In February 1747, a force of French and Amerindian fighters surprised a New England expeditionary force billeted at Grand-Pré. Over 70 New Englanders were killed in the engagement, including their commander Col. Arthur Noble. Since the event, people have struggled to understand the battle and its consequences. Using new information gleaned from archival research in the United States and Europe, combined with the results of recent archaeological fieldwork, this talk will outline how others have interpreted the engagement and will offer a new interpretation of the Battle of Grand-Pré and its archaeological remains.
Planter Studies Volume 5
Edited and introduced by T. Stephen Henderson and Wendy G. Robicheau of Acadia University, with chapters by leading writers and scholars in the field, including Barry Moody, Jerry Bannister, Jonathan Fowler, Allen Roberston, Julian Gwyn, Alexandra Montgomery, Patricia Rogers, Richard Connors, Keith Mercer, Kenneth Paulsen, David Bell, Daniel C. Goodwin, and Gwen Davies. Handsomely designed and printed for us by Andrew Steeves, Gaspereau Press.
The Planter Studies Centre
Acadia University's Planter Studies Centre is a research institute focused on the 8000 New England residents who migrated to Nova Scotia between 1759 and 1774. Known as "Planters" (the old English term for colonists), they settled in townships throughout the frontier colony of Nova Scotia (which included the modern Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). They were among the first anglophone immigrants to the mainland area of present-day Canada.
The Planter Studies Centre assists researchers in a variety of fields connected with Planter Studies. The Planters have often been overlooked by mainstream historians, and this makes Planter research all the more intriguing. Professional and amateur scholars alike explore Planter genealogy, music, literacy, gravestones, material culture (which includes architecture and artifacts), as well as economic history, religious history, family history, and political history.