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Trent University to Hold “A Day in History: From Philanthropy to Polar Bears” Event on February 5


Community Invited to Attend Research Presentations from Graduate Students and History Faculty

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, Peterborough

The Department of History at Trent University is hosting a special event entitled “A Day in History: From Philanthropy to Polar Bears” in the Lady Eaton College Senior Common Room on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

This event will feature history research presentations by graduate students and history faculty members. Media and the general public are welcome to attend this free event. The presentation schedule is as follows:

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Session One

  • Andrea Geddes Poole - "Philanthropy as Citizenship: a Study of Two Victorian Women"
  • Katrina Keefer - "The Personal Shift from the Awareness of Class to the Awareness of Race in W.E.B. Du Bois' Early Development"
  • Pauline Harder - "Selling the War: Justifications of Empire at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition"

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Session Two

  • Van Nguyen-Marshall - "Coping with War: Associational Life in Saigon, 1954-75"
  • Amber Johnson - "The Race for Dundrum: The Rivalry between Hugh de Lacy and John de Courcy during the Anglo-Norman Conquest of Ireland"
  • Kristoffer Archibald - "Promoting Nanook: The Imagery of Polar Bear Tourism"


For further information, please contact

Patricia Heffernan, Department of History, 748-1011 x7006