Listserv: Oct 19, 2015


The Preamble
Good morning! I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend because this week is going to full of excitement. Not only it is Election Day across Canada, but the history department has a couple of awesome events that you would not risk!

For those of you still in midterms, hang in there and have a well deserved study break by attending one of our various events coming up.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions, inquiries or complaints you wish to share with our lovely association.

– Charlotte

The Main Events

The HSA presents:
Public History, Memory & Museums in the 21st century

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at 6:00-9:00 PM
Arts 160

Are you considering public history graduate programs or just interested by this new field of research? We have the perfect event for you! Next week, McGill’s History Department will receive several researchers working in the field, such as Erica Lehrer from Concordia University, Jennifer Carter from UQÀM, and Justin Sign, MA candidate at McGill. The event will be a great opportunity to hear about research done outside McGill and to know more about this fascinating topic.

HOMECOMING Weekend: The Struggle for Liberty and Equality: American Patriots and Canadian Loyalists | PUBLIC LECTURE by Jason Opal

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 2:30-4:30 PM
Leacock 232

Have you ever been to a lecture given by Prof Jason Opal? If the answer is yes, then you may be suffering from Opal withdrawal symptoms. Fear not because he is back just in time for McGill Homecoming weekend with an all new public lecture on American and Canadian history!

American Revolutionaries in the 1770s and Canadian Loyalists in the 1830s debated similar ideas about liberty, equality, and the rule of law. Why did they draw such different conclusions only half a century apart?

(delivered in English)

Come join us and hear one of the most sought-after public lecturers of our department!

RSVP on the Facebook event page!

Ménage à TOGA: Back Toga-ther

Saturday, October 24, 8:00 PM
Thomson House Ballrooom

Your friendly HSA, PSA, CSA, and SSA are back again with this *~*~award winning~*~* event to remind you that there ain’t no party like a Greco-Roman party.

Don your finest toga/bedsheets and prepare to get down like Dionysus. All other costumes–historical or otherwise–are welcome!

Tickets will be $3 at the door (or $5 if you belong to a polis outside of the HSA, PSA, CSA, or SSA). Tickets include 2 drinks and all the food your heart desires!

A classy night of whimsy and wonder within the classical Mediterranean world awaits you!

RSVP on the Facebook event page!

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is coming up and the Peer Support Centre invites everyone to stop by our Cupcakes, Crafts, and Conversation event! Come by Lev Bukhman in the William Shatner University Building between 1-4:30pm, on Oct 20, for cupcakes, some arts and crafts or just to chat about who we are, how we can help you during your time at McGill, or anything relevant to mental health. For more information, visit our event page.

Ron Evans. “Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont: A Métis Elder Tells Stories of the Riel Rebellion”

Department of Art History and Communication Studies, Department of History and Classical Studies, First Peoples’ House, MISC Distinguished Lecture Series

20 Oct 2015 18:00 to 19:00 PM. 855 Sherbrooke West, Leacock Building, room 232

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP required:

Oct. 20 – 22: The McGill Book Fair One of the highlights of the fall events calendar, the McGill Book Fair will take place from October 20 – 22. Since its founding in 1971, the Fair has raised more than $1.6-million for scholarships. As is tradition, the sale will be held in Redpath Hall. This year, not only will there be an amazing assortment of books in all categories from Art to Zoology and everything in between, there will also be several thousand vinyl LPs, plus hundreds of CDs and DVDs.
The Fair is open for business on: Tuesday, Oct. 20 (1 p.m. – 9 p.m.); Wednesday, Oct. 21 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.); and Thursday, Oct. 22 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Check out the Fair’s Facebook page for more details.

Call for Submissions

Call for Editors: Harf Journal

Harf: An Undergraduate Journal of South Asian Studies is now accepting applications for editors. Both academic and design editor positions are available. Harf is a new undergraduate journal looking to accept submissions related to the history, religions, and literatures of South Asia. While students from all disciplines and years are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in individuals currently in either U1 or U2, and that major in one of English, History, Religious Studies or Islamic Studies. This said, the only prerequisite for selection is a deep passion for the study of South Asia as well as some advanced knowledge of the field. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 20th of November 2015. Applications should include a short cover letter, a writing sample between 5-15 pages double-spaced, as well as a CV. Applicants for the design editor position should submit a portfolio in lieu of the writing sample. All applications must be sent to:

The Teaching and Learning Spaces Working Group wants to hear about classrooms that need furniture and IT repairs. If you know of any broken chairs, wobbly tables, IT equipment that doesn’t work, etc. please tell us about it! My name is Marina Smailes and as one of the undergraduate student representatives, I will be submitting my suggestions for the top three furniture repairs and the top three IT repairs based on feedback from you! All other suggestions that are not chosen as the most urgent will be passed on to the working group as suggestions for future repairs. Feel free to contact me at if you have any other questions or comments. Thank you for your input!
Canons, the undergraduate journal of religious studies is now accepting applications to be an editor for the 2015-2016 academic year. The journal is to be published in the Winter semester. You will be asked to submit a writing sample and to answer a short questionnaire. Please send all inquiries to You do not need to be in Religious Studies to apply. Experience is an asset but not required. The deadline to submit an inquiry is October 23 at 11:59 PM, and the final deadline to submit writing samples and questionnaires is October 25 at 11:59 PM.

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