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“Canada on Display” Event to Honour Trent University’s Contribution to the Study of Canadian History


Two-Day Conference to Feature Trent’s
Leading History Professors and Graduates

Thursday, April 5, 2007, Peterborough

The History Department of Trent University will host a special conference entitled “Canada on Display” to celebrate its remarkable legacy of historical scholarship from Friday, April 13 to Saturday, April 14 at Catharine Parr Traill College.

All those presenting papers during the conference are alumni and graduate students of Trent University.  The conference will explore several themes, with sessions on Approaches to Historical Research, Issues in Public History, Canada in International Context, Biography and History, and Law, Policy and History: Past and Present.  Each session is comprised of three to four presentations that collectively showcase the exceptional contribution made to the study of Canadian history over the years by Trent University professors and their former students.

“Canada on Display” will also pay tribute to three significant teachers of Canadian history: Professor Elwood Jones, Professor Dale Standen, and Professor John Jennings, who will have retired by 2008.  The conference ties together the academic concerns of these three professors who were interested in questions relating to museums, archives and the public display of history.

A full conference itinerary is available at: http://www.trentu.ca/canadaondisplay

Conference registration is open to anyone and costs $50.00 for the full weekend event, including all meals.  To register, please contact Meaghan Beaton at meaghanbeaton@trentu.ca .  Catharine Parr Traill College is located at 310 London Street, Peterborough, Ontario.


For further information, please contact:
Kim Fielding, History Department, Trent University at (705) 748-1011, ext. 5530