When Trent’s founding president, Tom Symons, visited my third-year public history course last summer he shared an anecdote about instructions he once gave to famed Canadian architect Ron Thom. Symons recalled that back in the early 1960s he told...
"I shall not soon forget the peace I have found, deep in the wilderness; the peace of trees and ground." Another season has come and gone and I am home after a long and exhausting contract of tree planting. My...

The Django Effect

It is safe to say that Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchained has had everyone talking. Whether you’re a history major, a Tarantino fan or just a regular theatregoer, you’re sure to have an opinion on this somewhat risky...