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What's On at Trent University

April 11, 2017

Upcoming events include the Morton Lecture and the Schindler Lecture in Aquatic Science

Every week new and exciting things are happening at Trent University. Come and be inspired through a range of events, public lectures, panel discussions and debates, all open to the community. Here’s what’s on at Trent University this month:

*Note: This will be the last What’s on at Trent release this semester. They will start up again in late-August.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Anthropology Student Research Presentations

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College

About: The department of Anthropology and the Bagnani Trust present two talks by Trent students.

Field School 2016: The Methods & Challenges of Drawing Walls at Azoria by Sarah Hudson, B.A. candidate. Architectural illustration is fundamental to understanding the relationship between individual stones, how different features relate to each other within a complex, and the phasing of different buildings. The process of drawing the hearth shrine at the site at Azoria in eastern Crete was not without its challenges. This presentation will outline these challenges, as well as the methods employed during the process.


The Politics of Feasting: Civic Commensality and The Rise of The Cretan Polis by Francheska Langebeck, M.A. candidate. The importance of civic feasting at the nascent polis, or city-state, of Azoria, east Crete, is evident; however, the sociopolitical implications are unclear. This presentation seeks to explore both the inclusive and exclusive aspects of state-sponsored feasting, and how they shaped the process of state formation on Crete. Furthermore, other sites, such as Gortyn and Dreros will be examined to determine if civic feasting played a crucial role at other newly-formed city-states as well.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Peterborough Regional Science Fair 2017

Time: 12:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Science Complex and Chemical Science Buildings

About: Each year, students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 display their projects in biological, physical, engineering, and computing sciences. The experience is an invaluable stepping stone for many who go on to pursue successful careers. The 48th Peterborough Regional Science Fair is a day-long event that concludes with an awards ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Wenjack Theatre at Trent University. The top winners will win trips to compete at the Canada Wide Science Fair at the University of Regina, May 14 – 20, 2017.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dr. Audra Simpson: 2016-17 Morton Lecturer

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College

About: The annual Morton Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Audra Simpson. Her talk will examine the ordered ghost of reason that shades notions of “consent” in historical cases from Indigenous North America and Australia with attention to the ways in which Indigenous life refused, did not consent to, and still refuses to be folded into a larger encompassing colonizing and settler colonial narratives of savagery, of failure, of diminishment. It is those narratives that inform the apprehension and at times, the ethnography and governance of Indigenous life and are pushed back upon in order to document, reread, theorize and enact ways out of the notion of a fixed past and settled present.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Urban Future of Earth: The More We Change, the More It's All the Same

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: The Great Hall, Champlain College

About: The 2017 Schindler Lecture in Aquatic Science will be delivered by Dr. Peter M. Groffman, Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. The urban environment is increasing all across North America. An apparent result of urban land use change is the homogenization across cities, where neighborhoods regardless of geographical location have similar patterns of roads, residential lots, and commercial areas. This homogenization also alters ecological dynamics with implications for hydrological cycles, biodiversity, and nutrient cycling across scales from the yard up to the whole continent. This talk will consider how homogenization due to the “human element” in urban ecology affects nutrient cycles and ecosystem health in these increasingly widespread and highly recognizable environments. 

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