Category Archives: Events

Free Film Series: The French New Wave and Its Influences

Thursdays @ 6pm, HIL Milham Room


collage of film posters



  • Jan 5: Les 400 Coups
  • Jan 12: Journey to Italy
  • Jan 19: La Pointe Courte
  • Jan 24: Bob le flameur
  • Feb 2: Les Amants
  • Feb 9: Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Feb 16: Le Beau Serge
  • Feb 23: Lola
  • Mar 2: Paris Nous Appartient
  • Mar 16: Le Signe du Lion
  • Mar 23: Vivre sa Vie
  • Mar 30: Paris vu par

Fundamentals in Digital Scholarship: GIS for Humanities Workshop

GIS and Spatial Data for Humanities: Introduction to ESRI’s Story Maps

Date: 21 January 2017, 1pm – 4pm

Location: Harriet Irving Library Data/GIS Lab (HIL 310)

Have you ever wanted to map the spaces and places in a literary or historical work or body of work?  If so, this workshop is for you. UNB Libraries Data/GIS Librarian, Siobhan Hanratty, will introduce you to some basic concepts that will help you on your way.  During this workshop you will use ESRI’s story maps <> templates to situate your data and add text, images, and multi-media content as applicable. Time permitting, we shall also explore sources of data and more robust tools for thematic mapping.

To register, visit

Fundamentals in Digital Scholarship is a new series of free workshops hosted by UNB Libraries’ Centre for Digital Scholarship, and aimed at introducing the UNB community to current topics, tools, and techniques in digital scholarship. For more information on the series, please contact Erik Moore (


Book Launch on NB Archaeology – Dec 2nd

The Harriet Irving Library at the University of New Brunswick (UNBF) will be hosting a book launch on December 2nd for a new, expanded edition of Someone Before Us: Buried History in Central New Brunswick by George Frederick Clarke.

Dr. Clarke’s book tells the story of his life-long, pioneering archaeological work in the St. John River watershed. The first edition was published in 1968. The new edition features a major Afterword by Professor David W. Black (UNB Anthropology), which appraises Clarke’s work and updates NB archaeology since his time. Editor, Mary Bernard, has contributed a comprehensive introduction, which also provides valuable information for understanding the context and significance of Clarke’s archaeological work and the importance of his book. Extensive notes and references have been added to the new edition as well.

The book launch will take place from 4 -6 PM in the Milham Room (#100) on the first floor of the Harriet Irving Library. The program will begin with remarks by Mary Bernard, editor and Clarke’s granddaughter, via Skype from Cambridge, England. It will continue with reflections by grandson, Ian Bernard, and long time friend of the family, David Myles. Professor David Black will provide the main presentation on the book and Clarke’s place in NB archaeology.

The other Clarke books now in print are Six Salmon Rivers, Song of the Reel, The Ghost of Nackawick Portage (short stories), and Jimmy-Why and Noël Polchies: Their Adventures in the Great Woods (a book for young readers). Someone Before Us and the other Clarke’s books will be on display and available for purchase at the book launch. Clarke published thirteen books and was one of New Brunswick’s best-loved authors. The GFC Project is bringing them all back into print.

For further information see

Contact person for Chapel Street Editions

Keith Helmuth



Exhibition of children’s books by Brunswick Press

Junior Gleaners and Beaver Books:
The colourful children’s books of Fredericton’s Brunswick Press in the 1950s and 60s


H. R. Stewart Exhibition Room
5th floor of the Harriet Irving Library
UNB Fredericton

This book/archival exhibit of Brunswick Press materials follows the Milham Lecture presented by Susan Fisher, Curator of the Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection in the Harriet Irving Library, UNB Fredericton.

With over 70 titles for children, ranging from newly illustrated classic poems and tales to locally authored poetry, fiction and non-fiction, Fredericton’s Brunswick Press was an early innovator in Canada, defining what regional children’s publishing could be.

Alcuin Society’s 2015 prize-winning books on display in HIL

alcuin Winning books from the 34th annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada are currently on display at the Harriet Irving Library in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room until 28 October 2016.

Viewing hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Harriet Irving Library on the UNB Fredericton campus is the only New Brunswick venue hosting the book exhibit.

Judges selected 43 winning titles from 230 Canadian entries published in 2015, from nine provinces and 98 publishers. Gaspereau Press (Kentville, NS) was recognized for 7 of its designs. Thirty-eight of the prize-winning books are on display.

The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver-based, non-profit society for the support and appreciation of fine books. In addition to the annual Book Design Competition, the Society publishes a quarterly journal, Amphora, and organizes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and field visits on various aspects of the book.

For more information, please contact Archives & Special Collections by email or by telephone (453-4748).