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Trent Speaker teaching a group of Trenth anthropology students at a conference


Public Lectures

Upcoming Lectures

Trent University–Durham Anthropology: "Wild Nights: Sleep and Human Evolution" -- Dr. David Samson (Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga)
30 November 2017, 5:10pm -- Trent University Durham Campus, 55 Thornton Road South, Oshawa

Kenneth Kidd Lecture Series

Kenneth Kidd

The Kenneth Kidd Lecture series is named for the first chair of Trent's Anthropology Department. Kenneth E. Kidd’s long progressional career is a record of exceptional accomplishment, innovation, and scholarship. He played an important role in the development of Canadian anthropology, especially archaeology and ethnography, during his 30 years at the Royal Ontario Museum, and then after his arrival at Trent in 1964. The list of his publications, positions held, awards received, and memberships, spans many pages over fifty years, and a remarkably wide range of academic interests. Kenneth E. Kidd’s death in 1994 marks the end of the era of the general anthropologist in Canada.



Richard B. Johnston Memorial Lecture

Richard B. JohnstonThe Richard B. Johnston Memorial Lecture series was established at Trent University in 1993 to honour one of Canada’s most distinguished archaeologists and to bring leading scholars from around the world to share their visions of antiquity with the University and Peterborough communities. Dr. Richard B. Johnston came to Trent in 1971 and served as chair of the Department of Anthropology through its formative years, from 1975 to 1980. He supervised major archaeological research at the Serpent Mounds site on Rice Lake near Keene, the Le Caron Huron village site near Midland, and the Atherley Narrows site near Lake Simcoe, before returning to Rice Lake to excavate the early Archaic MacIntyre site. He was also heavily involved in the Anthropology graduate program at Trent, where he supervised many students who have gone on to successful careers in archaeology. Prof. Johnston died in 1987 at the age of 56.

Trent Durham Anthropology Lecture Series

Trent Durham Campus PhotoThis lecture series was founded in 2010 in order to provide the same experience to the Oshawa community and Trent Durham as the free lecture series based in Peterborough.




Peterborough Chapter, Ontario Archaeological Society

Logo for Peterborough Chapter of Ontario Archaeological SocietyThe POAS has a monthly Speakers Series from September to June, which is open to the public at no charge, and conducted with the support of the City of Peterborough and the Trent University Archaeological Research Centre. Light refreshments will be served. For further information contact: Tom Mohr, chapter president, at mohr@utsc.utoronto.ca or Dirk Verhulst, chapter secretary at dverhulst@cogeco.ca.