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History in the making: A showcase of Trent University's finest

History was certainly in the making at the first annual Research Showcase Day hosted by Trent University's History department in January.

The showcase included two two-hour sessions highlighting the research that Trent University's award-winning professors are engaged in. It gave Trent students an opportunity to view professors in a different light. "Our students and colleagues see us as teachers but rarely get to see us as researchers and yet this is a vital part of what we do and who we are," said Dr. Olga Andriewsky, chair of the department. 

Meanwhile, student involvement in an event of this caliber allows them to critically analyze "the new directions of contemporary historical research," said Dr. Ihor Junyk, a professor of Cultural Studies and moderator of the first session. Many students attended the event.

The Research Showcase took place on January 28 from 2-4 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. in Lady Eaton College's Lecture Hall.  Prof. Andriewsky explained the event is modeled after a similar endeavor held annually by the Politics department. 

The following list includes the professors who took part in the event, as well as the research projects they are currently involved in.

Ivan Elbl, "Princely Teenager: The Adolescence of Henry the Navigator and His brother"

Dale Standen, "Small Boats in New France: A Little Material History"

Carolyn Kay, "The Good Child in Imperial Germany"

Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez, "De-mobilized Fascism: Spain in the 1960's"

Tim Stapleton, "The impact of World War One on African Citizens"

Kevin Spooner, "Into the Heart of Darkness: Canadian Peacekeeping in the Congo"

David Shenin, "The Killing of Ringo Bonavena: Boxing and Power in 1970s Argentina"

Marion Boulby, "Israeli Women Islamists and Palestinian Patriarchy"

Photo: Prof. Dale Standen

Posted January 28, 2005

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