Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Fogo Island

Photo by Dr. Mark Stoddart

Five Memorial researchers will take up residence on historic Fogo Island for month-long research retreats this year.

Dr. Jeff Webb, professor of history, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

In 1912 geologist and surveyor James P. Howley completed four decades of gathering first-hand accounts, family stories, artifacts and written records about the Beothuk. His book, The Beothucks or the Red Indians: The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Newfoundland, was published three years later and for much of the century was long considered the definitive collection of information about the extinct Indigenous Peoples.