Laurie Stanley-Blackwell

Ph.D. Queen's University
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Research Interests: 
Professor Stanley-Blackwell's specialties are the history of Maritime Canada, as well as Canadian cultural and religious history. Her current research focuses on the history of deaf culture in 19th-century Maritime Canada, a project funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She is also engaged in a study of feats of strength as related in the settlement narratives, tall tales and praise songs of 19th-century Eastern Nova Scotia Scots and is editing the war-time letters of a rural Nova Scotia family. These two projects are funded by the Centre for Regional Studies and the University Council for Research respectively.

Recent Publications

Tokens of Grace: Cape Breton's Open-Air Communion Tradition. Sydney: Cape Breton University Press, 2006.

Historic Antigonish: Town and County. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2004.

"Graffiti and Sacred Spaces: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Dorchester, N.B." Acadiensis, XXVII (Autumn 1998) 66-75.

"Mysterious Stranger and the Acadian Good Samaritan: New Brunswick's 19th-century Leprosy Folklore" in Les abeilles pillotent, mélanges offert à René Leblanc, Révue de l'Université Ste-Anne Point de-l'Eglise, 1998.

"'So Many Crosses to Bear': The Religious Hospitallars of St. Joseph and the Tracadie Leper Hospital, 1868-1910," in Women within the Christian Church in Canada eds., Elizabeth Muir and Marilyn Whiteley, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995, 19-37.