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What's On at Trent University - Week of February 6, 2018

Upcoming events include Stavro Cultural Studies Lecture & the North at Trent Lecture Series

Monday, February 5, 2018

Every week new and exciting things are happening at Trent University. Come and be inspired through a range of events, public lectures, panel discussions and debates, all open to the community. Here’s what’s on at Trent University this month:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Kenneth Kidd Lecture - Skeletal Variation, Behaviour, and Ecology: Interpreting Human Adaptability and Resilience in the Past
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: DNA/Life Health Sciences Building, D104
About: Professor Jay Stok, University of Western Ontario, discusses the tremendous ability the human species has to adapt to different environmental stresses as a result of our behavioural and cultural flexibility, our unique physiological plasticity and long-term genetic adaption. This adaptability underpins our colonization of extreme environments. This talk will discuss how archeological human remains can reveal past human adaptability.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Collaging with Texture: Materiality as Narrative
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College
About: A two-hour workshop for everyone, regardless of artistic ability. Within this workshop, swatches of varying textured coloured fabric will serve as a sensory expression of voice, emotion and experience. Each participant will have access to varied shaped fabric, each with a unique texture: silk, lace, cotton, ribbed cotton, polyester, wool, burlap, and sandpaper. Depending on the comfort level of participant, they can either share a story for the group, people of their choosing or share their stories only with themselves. As the story is told, shared or thought, participants can run their hands over the fabrics and choose textured fabric that relates to experience or emotion. As the materiality functions as narrative, participants will have an opportunity to create a work that conveys a timeline or use collage to create a visual.

Wednesday, February 7 – Saturday, February 10, 2018

Classics Drama Group performs Euripides’ Bacchae
Time: February 7 – 9, 8:00 p.m.
          February 10, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Nozhem Performance Space, Gzowski College room 101
About: All are invited to attend a play performed by the Classics Drama Group Euripides' Bacchae, directed by Nate Axcell and Jonathan Vickers. This was Euripides' final drama, and one of his best. The god Dionysus comes home to Thebes to a less than enthusiastic welcome.  What happens when you refuse the god of wine, revelry, and sex? For tickets email cdg@trentu.ca

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Intimate Environments: Considering the Muriel Rukeyser Archive
The Elaine Stavro Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Theory, Politics & Gender
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Muriel Rukeyser (1913–1980) is most well-known as a poet who was loosely affiliated with Communist Party activities in her early twenties. Rukeyser travelled to West Virginia accompanied by a photographer friend to report on the deaths of hundreds of miners from silicosis, events she documented in her monumental poem, The Book of the Dead (1938). This work and her research on the history of physical chemistry, together with the archives of her lifelong loves, offer provocations for feminist theory to consider the scope of what we mean by environments and the intimacies they shelter. Dr. Rosemary Hennessy is the L.H. Favrot Professor of Humanities and professor of English at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and is a faculty affiliate with the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10, 2018

Indigenous Women’s Symposium
Location: Gzowski College
About: The symposium is an event that brings together Indigenous women, their families and allied scholars to celebrate the voices, experiences, and lives of Indigenous women. The symposium will feature keynotes by Anishinaabe scholar Robin Wall Kimmerer and Poet Laureate Rebecca Thomas, as well as various workshops and presentations, Indigenous foods, and land-based learning opportunities over the two days. Learn more about the symposium.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mitsi (the words): North at Trent Lecture Series
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The second lecture in the North at Trent 2018 Lecture Series turns literary with a presentation by Norma Dunning who will be reading from her debut collection Annie Muktuk and Other Stories. She will be speaking about the complexities of being an Indigenous woman writer, publishing with a non-Indigenous press. She will also share details into the creation of her work and its importance. Dunning's book was recently rated seven of the 99 books published in Canada in 2017. Norma Dunning is an Inuit writer, scholar and grandmother. She is a fourth-year Doctoral student at the University of Alberta, where she explores the intricacies of being a southern Inuk.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Excalibur Varsity Volleyball
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (women)
          8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (men)
Location: Trent Athletic Centre Gymnasium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on Nipissing University.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Excalibur Varsity Volleyball
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (women)
          6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (men)
Location: Trent Athletic Centre Gymnasium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on York University.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

No Place to Call Home: The Challenges of Reintegrating Senior Parolees into the Community and Long-term Care Facilities
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Gzowski College room 114
About: Symposium speakers will include Henry de Souza, director general, Correctional Services Canada; David Byrne, executive director, Haley House; and Dr. Crystal Dieleman, Dalhousie University. Dr. Gillian Balfour, chair, Sociology and associate dean Teaching and Learning, Trent University, will moderate a panel discussion highlighting key perspectives on the challenges of reintegration.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Traditional Teaching: Artist Talk on Phantom Stills & Vibrations
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College
About: 2018 Ashely Fellow Lara Kramer (Oji-Cree) will discuss her new work Phantom, Stills & Vibration, on display at Artspace March 3-9, 2018.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Artist Talk & Discovery of State of Body Workshop
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: 2018 Ashley Fellow Lara Kramer (Oji-Cree) will discuss her new work Phantom, stills & vibrations, that will be on exhibit at Artspace March 3-9, 2018. In the workshop component, Lara will bring participants into a creative process that supports the discovery of a state of body. The aim will be to explore and enter a state that will inform the physicality and theatricality of each individual. Working in solo form, participants will be encouraged to respond instinctually to lead explorations to develop an anchor, a central working system in the sensing body from which to build. Time will be allotted to develop and expand on personal connections made, deepening an awareness to the layering within state of body.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

History and Climate Change: Turkey at the end of the Roman Empire
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Professor John Haldon, Princeton University, will deliver the 2018 Bagnani Lecture, discussing late Roman history, archaeology and climate change. Professor Stephen Hill and Richard Last will provide a response to the lecture.

Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4, 2018

Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering: Resistance, Resilience, Reclamation and Recognition: Then, Now, Forever
Location: First Peoples House of Learning, Gzowski College
About: This vision that started long ago continues. The 42nd annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering provides opportunities for Indigenous knowledge to be shared through a series of presentations and workshops. This is an opportunity for the Trent and Peterborough communities to listen and learn from the Elders & Traditional Knowledge Keepers. To learn more about the Elders Gathering and to register, visit the Elders & Traditional Peoples Gathering website.

For a full calendar of Trent events.  

Posted on February 6, 2018

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