Trent University to Host a Day in History


Community invited to attend research presentations by history faculty

Monday, March 7, 2011, Peterborough

The Department of History at Trent University will host the annual “A Day in History” event on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Lady Eaton College Senior Common Room.

The purpose of the day is to celebrate the work of historians at Trent, and books by faculty published in 2010 will be on display. Media and the general public are welcome to attend this free event.

Presentation highlights include:

 9:10 a.m.        “Looking backward in Argentina: Evita’s Ghost, uncovering work, and the
street publishing in La Boca” by David Sheinin, Department of History

10:30 a.m.       “Through the Looking Glass and back: Non-Communist Canadian tourists and the Soviet Union, 1930-1939” by Kirk Niergarth, Department of Canadian Studies
11:10 a.m.       “Dancing with the Stars and Stripes: American popular culture and the construction of race and nation in Interwar Britain” by Allison Abra, Department of History

 2:30 p.m.        “Historical perspectives of Cervical Cancer and the Canadian Woman” by Mandy Hadenko, Department of History

 3:10 p.m.        “The Age of Mackenzie King in 1955 and 1976: The difference the sixties made” by Christopher Dummitt, Department of History

The full schedule is available online at:


For more information, please contact: Fiona Harris-Stoertz, chair, Department of History, 705-748-1011 ext. 7097,