Dr. Michael Eamon

From trentu.ca: I am an historian of print culture in early Canada. My recent book, Imprinting Britain, looks at the development of the press in Nova Scotia and Quebec during the eighteenth century. The press was both a means of sociability and a vehicle to inform and enliven other fora of interaction such as coffee houses, clubs and theatre. I also have had a career, outside of the university, in public history, museums, archives, heritage preservation and the digital humanities. I have published and lecture on all of these subjects at Trent. An ardent support of collegiate universities like Trent, I am the chair of Collegiate Way International, a global organization that promotes our unique style of scholarly, interdisciplinary communities within higher education.

A Farewell to Tom Symons
Michael Eamon, Trent professor of History and Principal at Traill College reflects on the unmatched legacy of founder Tom Henry Bull Symons who passed away in the early hours of the New Year. From Symons' work building Trent, to his famous "Symons Report", to his love of teaching, Professor Eamon relays the incredible life of this inimitable Canadian from the perspective of a friend and colleague.