Public Presentation by Dr. Paul Shore

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The Art and the Pain of Remembering: The Story Teller, the Scribe and the Historian

  • 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • Louis Riel Room (next to Main Dining Room), Brandon University
  • All are welcome to attend!


There are many ways by which an event becomes part of “history.” In addition to the familiar technique of “write it in a book”, history can be created through oral traditions, works of art, and the employment of symbols. When historical memory is suffused with emotion, and when one culture comes to dominate another politically, the moral landscape of history creation can change. This lecture will explore the tensions and dynamics between some various ways of remembering, with special emphasis on Jesuit and Native memories of their early encounters.


Dr. Paul Shore is this year’s Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor. Dr. 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, Rest Lightly: A collection of Latin and Greek tomb inscriptions; and (with Maurice Whitehead) “Crisis and Survival on the Peripheries: Jesuit Culture, Continuity and Change at Opposite Ends of Continental Europe, 1762-1814.”


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