Listserv: Feb 22, 2016


One forges one’s style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
Émile Zola

Tweet of the Week! (HSA_McGill)


The Preamble

Hello everyone! How are you all holding up ? I hope midterms are not driving you (too) crazy. Last week’s roundtable has  been a success and we would like to thank everyone who came, whether it was for the free candy or the pure love of knowledge Prof Sharp and Fitzpatrick shared with us with such passion.


If you are one of those many lost souls mourning their absence at the HSA’s events, don’t worry because we will host another of our famous thematic parties very soon. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, there are several interesting talks around campus such as the one organized by the McGill Medievalists. Because study breaks are always good and because there’s a life waiting outside of McLennan for you. I promise.

Give all you’ve got and have a FANTASTIC week just before the (hopefully no-pants) SPRING BREAK!

– Charlotte

The Main Events

McGill Medievalists

Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 PM at Arts 160 
On Wednesday, 24 Feb., Prof. Isabelle Arseneau (Langue et littérature françaises, McGill) will give the talk, “How to Tame Your Romancer, or, The Realignment of Romance in the Vienna Manuscript of Meraugis de Portlesguez“. A reception will follow the event. Students and members of the community are very welcome to attend.

McGill-Queen’s 2016 Graduate Conference in History

February 25-27, 2017

Signed, sealed, and delivered: here is the official program for the 2016 McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History.

From 20th-century rural Ontario, to the medieval Indian Ocean world, to ancient Byzantium, the presenters promise great things!

FINAL Info Session – McGill Summer Studies in Greece

Tuesday February 23, at 4:30 pm, LEA 808

SUMMER 2016: JUNE 6 – JULY 3

Students can choose one of the two offered 3-credit courses
* CLAS 300: Ancient Drama and Theatre
* HIST 462: Mediterranean and European Interconnections

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2016 or until spaces are filled.

MSSG is open to McGill students from all faculties and to students from most accredited universities.

Jointly organized by McGill University and the International Hellenic University.

For more information, visit

Call for Submissions 

June 12 – July 23, 2016
Deadline: April 15, 2016

Applications are now accepted from students and volunteers to participate in our tenth season of excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae. The application deadline is April 15, 2016.For more information, please visit the website.

The Peer Support Centre is looking for new Peer Supporters and members for the Promotions & Outreach team! Our application is now open for the 2016-2017 school year.

PSC provides a non-judgemental and confidential drop-in space for students to access immediate, one-on-one support from a welcoming, empathetic and highly trained peer.

The forms can be found here:

Peer Supporter:

Promo Team:

More information can be found in the application guide. Deadline to apply is 11pm on March 6th 🙂

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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