Listserv: Feb 15, 2016

The life so brief, the art so long in the learning, the attempt so hard, the conquest so sharp, the fearful joy that ever slips away so quickly – by all this I mean love, which so sorely astounds my feeling with its wondrous operation, that when I think upon it I scarce know whether I wake or sleep.
― Geoffrey Chaucer

Tweet of the Week! (HSA_McGill)


The Preamble

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend filled with quality time with loved ones (just chocolate is fine too), but Valentine’s day is not over yet here at the HSA! Tonight were hosting Love in the time of… a roundtable with profs and students on love and sexuality in history.

Also, the deadline for submissions for Historical Discourses has been EXTENDED! Oh, I wish all profs would be like our wonderful editors-in-chief. Last chance to get published for the first time and at the same time amping up your CV!

See you tonight!


The Main Events

Love in the time of… Histories of love, sex and Valentine’s day

TONIGHT, 6 PM at Arts 160 

In an age where we Netflix and chill on Valentine’s Day, write poetry to our beloved (or our cat) on Facebook Messenger and live-tweet our attachment to fictional TV characters, it’s always nice to see how love used to be. Professors Shanon Fitzpatrick and Alice Sharp and other guests to be confirmed will be joining us on Monday, Feburary 15 to discuss topics surrounding #LUV through different histories. So far, get ready for Queer Harlem Renaissance and medieval creative takes on Valentine’s Day and I can guarantee that the other topics will be just as interesting.

Guest lecturers:

Prof Shannon Fitzpatrick: Unrecorded Valentines of the Harlem Renaissance

Prof Alice Hutton Sharp: For the Birds: Valentine’s Day in an era before Chocolate.

Candy and snacks will be served.
Bring your friends, family or your date!


Early Modern World: Works in Progress Seminar Series
Tuesday, February 23, at 4 :00 PM
IPLAI, 3610 McTavish St. 

Prof. Christina Contandriopoulos (Art History, UQAM)
“Shifting the Origins of Architecture: Primitive Stones and Fertility Cults as Illustrated in Late 18th Century Art and Architecture Publications”

MyArts Research: Library Skills for Success


For the fifth consecutive year, librarians at McGill’s Humanities & Social Sciences Library, in collaboration with Arts Undergraduate Research, will be offering “MyArts Research: Library Skills for Success” – a two-part hands-on library research workshop specifically designed for Arts undergraduates.

The content focuses on specialized research resources and processes that students should be aware of, as well as more general transferable skills for navigating information that will be useful to students now and throughout their professional lives, academic and otherwise.Attendees will come away with the ability to:

· Identify and effectively use relevant, specialized resources
· Connect with personalized library services
· Harness the power of citation software, creating bibliographies and citing as they go

Workshop Dates and Location:

Module 1: How to Search
Tuesday, February 16 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Location: McLennan Library e-classroom
Tuesday, February 16 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Location: McLennan Library e-classroom

Module 2: How to Manage it All
Wednesday, February 17 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Location: McLennan Library e-classroom
Wednesday, February 17 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Location: McLennan Library e-classroom

Students who attend both modules will receive a certificate of completion signed by the Trenholme Dean of Libraries.
Students can register for both MyArts Research modules using the following web page.

TALK | Gold and Freedom: Money and the Fate of Emancipation in the United States After the Civil War 

By Nicolas Barreyre of the EHESS, Paris and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard.
Tuesday, February 16 at 4:30PM in Leacock 808

Media@McGill: Crisis of care?
On the social-reproductive contradictions of financialized capitalism

February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM at the Faculty of Law, Moot Court, 3644 Peel St. 

Media@McGill is excited to present a talk by Professor Nancy Fraser, Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research in New York.

The Lecture and Q&A session is free and open to the public. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit Media@McGill’s website.


Montreal British History Seminar Series

February 18, Thomson House 404, McGill University, at 4 pm

Raminder Saini (PhD candidate in History, McGill): “Contending with the Presence of Destitute South Asians in Nineteenth-Century Britain.”


Call for Submissions 

CFP: Historical Discourses

EXTENDED Deadline: February 18, 2016 at 11:59PM.

We invite all McGill undergraduates and recently graduated scholars to submit full-length research articles for the Spring 2016 issue. Topics from all geographical, temporal and thematic areas are welcome. Authors may submit up to two articles for consideration. Papers may be submitted in any language–however, all communications will be in either English or French.


Length // Articles, double-spaced (11 point font, preferably Times New Roman), including all references should not exceed 30 pages, and the style should conform to that outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (University of Chicago Press).

Coversheet // Please include the following information on a separate cover sheet:
Paper Title
A short abstract (250 to 300 words)
Your full name, program and email address

Submissions should be sent as an email attachment in PDF format to, along with a short bio (maximum 100 words). The authors will be notified on the acceptance of their papers by March 1, 2016. Articles must be original and previously unpublished.

Call for nominations: Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Canada’s History Society administers the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching, which is open to K-12 teachers of Canadian history are seeking nominations for 2016.

Since teachers are often a humble bunch, speaking with students is a great way to find out about passionate history teachers. If one teacher at McGill really marked your time at McGill, you are invited to fill a simple nomination form 

Students who submit a nomination will have a chance to win 1 of 10 free subscriptions to Canada’s History magazine!


Faculty of Arts Internship Awards – Summer 2016

Deadline: March 14, 2016 at noon
Arts Internship Awards have been established through the generous support of McGill alumni to help students gain practical experience through an internship. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, these awards are designed to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship. The awards are open to undergraduate and graduate students who will be returning to McGill the semester following their internships. Students are selected based upon the quality of their internship proposal and their own academic and personal accomplishments. Apply here!


CAPS Mentor Program

Not sure of what to do after graduation? Confused about which direction your academic and career life is headed? The McGill Mentor Program brings you the Fall 2015 issue of the Mentor Magazine! This 20th anniversary issue is designed to help you gain insight into a variety of industries. Get professional advice from a few of our distinguished Alumni, tips and advice on networking and job hunting, and much more! Read it right here!



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