public lectures and gatherings presented by the Frost Centre
30 March 2017 Suds n' Speakers
23 March 2017 Public Lecture with Julia Harrison
2017 Brown Bag Lunches
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Hooked - Addiction, Capitalism, and Work in North America
by Dr. Jeremy Milloy
The concept of addiction has influenced how we understand our selves, each other, and our societies. We know much less about how addiction has shaped our workplace - and vice versa. Join Frost Centre SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow Jeremy Milloy for a discussion of his ongoing research on the relationship between addiction and our working lives.
Jeremy Milloy is a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at Trent University’s Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. He has published on workplace violence, new forms of organizing, and service work in Labour/Le Travail and Left History. His first book, Blood, Sweat, and Fear: Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960-80, will be published in Spring 2017 by University of British Columbia Press
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Play as Time Well Wasted: Why Boomers Needn’t Act Their Age
by Dr. James Onusko
Dr. Onusko will provide an interactive and informal talk on some nascent research on why baby boomers should not abandon play. In the transition to becoming older adults, James argues that boomers should embrace play in its many forms. Building on Nietzsche’s premise that “Play is the highest form of human activity,” James explores play in historical context, examines some of its meanings and forms, and advocates for the benefits of play, especially in local communities, for our wisest citizens.
James holds a PhD in Canadian Studies and is an Assistant Professor (Limited Term) in The School for the Study of Canada.
15 February 2017 Suds n' Speakers
2017 North at Trent Lecture Series
13 February 2017 Public Lecture with Imam Shakir Pandor
8 December 2016 Graduate Student Professional Development Seminar
The Frost Centre is offering a seminar for graduate students undertaking primary research relating to Canadiana.org and newspaper sources. A librarian will lead this 60-90 minute seminar on Thursday Dec. 8th, 9:30, Kerr House Seminar Room. Coffee, tea and cookies will be available.
He will explore all the material available under Canadiana.org, which has been digitizing, among other things, all the records it can from Library and Archives Canada. The is an excellent and extensive resource with that you can now use without traveling to Ottawa. Second, he will go through some of the strategies for searching and using historical newspapers available through Trent and other sites. Whether you about to start your research, or you are already deeply into it, this seminar should help you think about the primary sources available.
15 November 2016 Public Lecture with Charles Greenberg
11 October 2016 Graduate Student Professional Development Seminar