“New Directions and Outlandish Dialogues” the Topic for Humanities Research Day at Trent University


 Faculty members to present research at Bagnani Hall, Traill College

Friday, December 10, 2010, Peterborough

Trent University's annual Humanities Research Day will see nine faculty members discuss a wide range of topics on the theme of “New Directions and Outlandish Dialogues” on Wednesday, December 15 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Traill College’s Bagnani Hall.

Members of the public are invited to attend all or part of the day; there is no charge for admission. In each of four one-hour sessions, two or three faculty members and a moderator will discuss their research. Sessions are scheduled for 9:40 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:40 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. with coffee breaks at 11:00 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. and lunch (cost: $5) at 12:10 p.m.

A few of the presenters for the day include Dr. Kathryn Norlock, Trent University’s Kenneth Mark Drain chair in ethics who will deliver her talk entitled “Beyond Patriotism!”; Dr. Stephen Bocking, professor and chair of the Environmental and Resource Studies Program who will present “What Can the Humanities Tell Us about Science?”; and Dr. Ian Storey, professor of Ancient History & Classics on “Dating a Dead Musician: Phrynis of Mytilene.”

This event is free and open to the public.

Humanities Research Day is sponsored by Catharine Parr Traill College, the Office of the President, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Science, and the Office of Research.


For more information, please contact: Marilyn Burns, director of marketing and communications, (705) 748-1011 ext 6184