|The Main Events
The HSA presents:
Public History, Memory & Museums in the 21st century
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at 6:00-9:00 PM
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
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
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.