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Trent University’s Department of History To Hold History Research Day February 3

Second Annual “Day in History” to Address Exploration, Memory and Images, and Gender


Wednesday, February 1, 2006, Peterborough


The Department of History at Trent University will be hosting its second annual History Research Day, entitled “A Day in History”, aimed at highlighting the research conducted by faculty interested in history, on Friday, February 3 from 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m. in the Senior Common Room at Lady Eaton College.


The day will feature three sets of seminars and lectures by various faculty members within the department of history and from outside the department, followed by a dinner to celebrate those who have recently published books.


A full summary of the schedule of events is as follows:


10:00 am – 11:50 pm    Exploration, Archives and Business

Moderator: Ivana Elbl



John Jennings                

Geological Sruvey and Exploration in Canada’s North


Richard Dellamora       

Ethics of the Archive


Graham Taylor             

From Shirtsleeves to Shirtless: The Bronfman Dynasty and the Seagram Empire


12:00 pm – 12:50pm     Lunch


1:00 pm – 3:15pm         Memory and Images

Moderator: John Wadland



Alan Brunger

Commemorating Social Institutions: The Landscape of the 1820 Settlers in the Cape Colony


Tim Stapleton

De-memorializing the World Wars in Zimbabwe


Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez

Gendering Terror in the Francoist Memoirs of the Spanish Civil War


Finis Dunaway             

Gas Masks, Pogo and the Ecological Indian: Earth Day and the Visual Politics of American Environmentalism


3:15 pm – 3:50 pm        Coffee Break


4:00 pm – 5:50 pm        Gender in History

Moderator: Marion Boulby



Fiona Harris-Stoertz    

The Uses of Magic in High Medieval Pregnancy and Childbirth        


Van Nguyen-Marshall   

Engendering Charity in French Colonial Vietnam 1920s-1930s


Melanie Buddle             

Think Like a Man – Act Like a Lady: Businesswomen in British Columbia 1920-1980


At 6:00 pm a dinner will be held in honour of the members of the History Department who have recently published books. Faculty members to be honoured include: Dimitry Anastakis, for Auto-Pact; The Creation of a Borderless North American Auto Industry 1960-1971; Finis Dunaway, for Natural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform;

Jennine Hurl-Eamon, for Gender and Petty Violence in London, 1680-1720; and Kevin Siena, (ed.) for Sins of the Flesh: Responding to Sexual Disease in Early Modern Europe.


The second annual History Research Day is open to the public and media are welcome to attend.




For more information, please contact:

Professor Tim Stapleton

Chair, Department of History

748.1011x 5251


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