Arts Speaker Series:Rival Knowledges In Ancient Greece And Present-Day Canada

Are Western and colonial epistemologies inherently hostile to Indigenous perspectives and culture? Can that tension be resolved? And what does that mean for universities?

Brandon University Interim President Dr. Steve Robinson will give his answers to these questions and more in his talk: “Rival Knowledges in Ancient Greece and Present-Day Canada” on Oct. 11th, in response to the Calls to Action set forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and as part of BU 50 Homecoming events.

Ancient Greece evolved through fundamental and disruptive challenges to traditional forms of authority as it adopted early, populist-style democracy. This was at the same time that Greece witnessed the emergence of philosophy and the beginnings of Western science. Those interconnected struggles continue to offer timely lessons for the present day.

Dr. Robinson, a social and political philosopher who specializes in ancient Greece, now serves Brandon University as Interim President, and is uniquely qualified to find inspiration in the past which is of value to the present.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 11th @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Place: Clark Hall, Room 212