Listserv: Jan 18, 2016


“If only one of the presidential candidates would make it part of his platform to do something about making Monday part of the weekend. I think he would get a lot of votes.”
– Thomas Wayne

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The Preamble

Good morning! Today, I am writing to you on apparently “the most depressing” day of the year, the infamous Blue Monday. Well, let me prove everyone wrong and brighten up your day like it’s July 14th with this beautiful Listserv which is, my friends, colourful enough to lift any spirit.
If you did not have a chance to look at last Friday’s special Listserv, the HSA is organizing on Wednesday a trip to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. Plus, we are hosting a design contest for HSA apparel’s new logo.  Scroll down for all the info and for other great events and deadlines coming up!
– Charlotte
The Main Events

Colours of Jazz: HSA Trip
Wednesday, February 20 @ 4:30 PM. Meeting spot: Leacock Lobby.

The HSA is selling discounted tickets to the Musée des beaux-arts’ exhibition of the Beaver Hall Group, “Colours of Jazz”! The Beaver Hall Group was a Canadian modernist group that depicted Montreal during the jazz age. Join fellow students while you explore vibrant and exciting glimpses into Montreal’s past!

Tickets are 5$ with limited spots. History students are given priority, and we will accept other majors if there is room.

To sign-up for a ticket, please fill out this form.

Winter Workshops
Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling of Concordia University
Rethinking the Differences between Oral and Written Evidence
January 22, 12:00-2:00 PM (in English)

James P Howley’s The Beothucks has been an essential source for historians, archaeologists and novelists for a century, but most people have mined his book for traces of the eradicated indigenous people of Newfoundland without reflecting upon him as a historian. He compiled evidence from both the material culture and textual records, and from oral tradition he personally collected. This workshop will explore his treatment of evidence and breaks down the dichotomy between textual and oral evidence. Most of the documents Howley used, in fact, had their origins in oral sources. Sign up online!

McGill Megagame: New World Order 2035
February 20th, 2016

PAXsims, in conjunction with the International Relations Students Association of McGill (IRSAM) and the Political Science Students’ Association (PSSA) will be holding Montreal’s first ever megagame: New World Order 2035.

It is the year 2035… and it is no longer the Earth that we once knew. Countries around the world face resource shortages, the social and political challenges presented by new technologies, population pressures, migration and refugee crises, and rapidly accelerating global warming—as well as an alarming breakdown of international cooperation.
Up to one hundred participants will assume the roles of national decisionmakers, international organizations, scientists, corporations, journalists, rebels, organized crime, and others. While we may or may not chart the future course of human civilization, it is sure to be a engaging day full of political intrigue, conspiracies, and crisis. You’ll find additional details here. RSVP on the Facebook event.

Work your B.A.
Explore, Engage, Lead!
January 18-29, 2016
CaPS and AUS are organizing a buffet of events to feed your career curiosity from the NGO/Non Profit Fair to career panel discussions to a great roundtable event to help you meet and learn from professionals in a wide variety of fields. In particular this year, many of the events revolve around the theme of making a difference and the multiple ways to make a positive impact while making a living.

For the schedule and bios of this year’s speakers, click here!

Department of History & Classical Studies Talk 
January 22, 2016 @ 3:00-4:30 PM, 688 Sherbrooke West, Room 355

Darian Totten, Department of Classics, Davidson College

“The Integrated Pastoralist: shepherds, wool production, and the making of a regional system in southern Italy (1st c. BCE-6th c. CE)”

McGill Summer Studies in Greece (MSSG) – Info Session
January 21, 2016 @ 4:30 PM, Leacock 834

This June, McGill University in collaboration with the International Hellenic University, is organizing for a second year Summer Studies in Greece (June 6 – July 3, 2016).

Students from McGill University, as well as those from accredited institutions around the world, have the unique opportunity to take a 3-credit course in one of Greece’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, Thessaloniki!

The application process is open and will remain open until spaces are filled or until MARCH 15, 2016. Spaces are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Call for Submissions

CONTEST: HSA Apparel’s Next Logo

Send your logo ideas have a chance to win free apparel!

Deadline: February 1
Hear ye, hear ye designers, artists and other talented people, the HSA is calling for logo submissions for this year’s apparel! Get creative and send us your inspirations at The winner will have the chance to pick one apparel item of his or her choice for free! The deadline is set on February 1st.
The HSA is looking for undergraduate or graduate students to plan and execute a series of 3-hour workshops on historical research and paper-writing under the guidance of the VP Academic. Programming will be targeted to History students early in the program and non-History students taking history classes for the first time, but must also include content helpful for intermediate and advanced History students. Workshops will take place in February and March. Tutors will be compensated at the rate of $15/hour. If interested, email a CV and cover letter describing your historical interests, relevant experience, availability during the week, and the best punny paper title you’ve come up with to
Call for AUS Essay Centre Tutors

Deadline: January 22

The AUS Essay Centre is currently recruiting essay tutors for the fall semester! Tutors meet with students at drop-in hours a few times per week to provide writing advice and essay proofreading. Applicants must meet a 3.3 cumulative GPA.

To apply, please send a writing sample to and fill out the application here by January 22.

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