Visiting Professor’s Final Talk at Brandon University

December 6, 2010

BRANDON, MB — The 2010 Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dr. Paul Shore will lead a panel discussion, along with Dr. Michael Pomedli, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy from the University of Saskatchewan and First Nations University of Canada.

The title of their discussion is “Lenses, Tools, Filters: What Shaped the Earliest Jesuit Chronicles of Canada?”

Dr. Paul Shore has held teaching and research posts at Saint Louis University, Harvard Divinity School, the University of Edinburgh and Charles University Prague, among others. His publications include The Eagle and the Cross: Jesuits in Baroque Prague, The Myth of the University, and Rest lightly: A collection of Latin and Greek tomb inscriptions.

Dr. Michael Pomedli is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, from the University of Saskatchewan and First Nations University of Canada. He specializes in Native Philosophy and is the author of articles and books on Indigenous peoples and the conflict of cultures.

Of this panel, Dr. Shore wrote: “The Jesuit Relations and documents connected to them are among the most important sources for early Canadian history, providing images of the Aboriginal and European actors that still shape our perception of those times. But how do we read these narratives? What do we need to know, to watch for and to view skeptically as we try to understand these events?

We will approach these questions from different perspectives in a dialogue in which the audience will be invited to take part.”

This free event will take place at 7 p.m., on Monday, December 6, in room 104, Clark Hall, at Brandon University. The public is welcome to attend.

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