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Trent Alumnus to Deliver Joan Vastokas Lecture in Archeology and Art of the Americas


Dr. Brian Molyneaux to Discuss Optics, Scale and Imagination on February 6

Tuesday, February 5, 2008, Peterborough

The Trent University Archaeological Research Centre (TUARC) and the Anthropology Graduate Program at Trent University are pleased to announce that alumnus Dr. Brian Molyneux will deliver the 2008 Joan Vastokas Lecture in Archaeology and Art of the Americas on Wednesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at Splice Restaurant (379 George Street North).

His lecture is entitled Optics, Scale and Imagination: The Quest for Power Through Monumental Art and Landscape."

Dr. Molyneaux has a B.A. from Trent University, and was a member of the first graduating class of Trent's Anthropology Graduate Program in 1977. He received his Ph.D. in Archaeology from University of Southampton, UK. Currently, he is an instructor with the University of South Dakota’s Department of Anthropology, and is the cultural resources consultant for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, South Dakota.

His primary research interests include: landscape and culture, perception and representation, prehistoric art, sacred sites and landscapes, scientific visualization, New World archaeology, method and theory, archaeological survey, 3D remote sensing, and cross-cultural concepts of the past. Dr. Molyneaux's recent major fieldwork includes comprehensive archaeological surveys of Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, Frilford-Marcham Project, Oxfordshire, and England.

The Art and Archaeology lecture, which showcases distinguished speakers whose research and writing cut across archaeology and art history, is held on an annual basis in honour of Joan Vastokas, Professor Emeritus at Trent.

This event is open to the public and there is no fee for admission.


For more information, please contact:
Kristine Williams, administrative secretary, Anthropology Graduate Program, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7851